[AMRadio] NEAR-Fest XXII Photos

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 06:00:27 EDT 2017

Thanks, but I have an 813 x 811A rig,  an Eldico TR-1 and I'm putting
it into a short 3 foot tall rack.  It doesn't have the 20 or so
Stancor transformers and chokes but it's also a lot lighter and easier
to move, hi.   I've worked KA1SHU but never knew he had a 150-B.

So Joe has a HT-20.  I'll enjoy talking to him about it.  Yes, when
Joe is done it will look brand new.


On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Rob -
> Well buddy, I was thinking of you on a couple levels: first, I also have the
> exciter and finally found a manual last spring (used your online version
> numerous times) so we travel a similar road there. Actually had an exciter
> for years but sold it in 2008 to KA1SHU in Maine who had the 150-B to go
> with it. Came across the other a year ago at NEAR-Fest, and the transmitter
> came with one last week.
> Originally, I was following up on another 150-B I had heard about last year
> possibly coming up for sale then rumors of another. I remembered you were
> interested so was ready to email you if they both showed up. Neither did.
> The one I got only surfaced a month or so back and ended up being a buddy in
> VT from the AM crew. Never knew he had one. He's had it for 25 years and
> never knew I was looking for one. And we're 'communicators'...! Posted a few
> more photos on 'fone:  http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php?topic=43283.0
> The old girl has more than a few issues, the worst being hacks done to the
> RF section. Started ripping those out last night. Someone made it into a
> mono band rig. Hoping to find a replacement RF unit but planning (expecting)
> to hunt down the pieces needed to repair this one. Did some hammer work on
> the cabinet this afternoon which was wracked and bent a bit. Much better
> now.
> If you're still interested, there's a good chance one is coming up in the
> next year. Best way to handle shipping if you're not in a rush is to use the
> AM Pony Express - find someone heading your way, have it hauled to Dayton,
> pay for gas, etc. Have moved a number of big pieces up and down the eastern
> seaboard for folks in recent years free of charge. Happy to help you out on
> this end any way I can.
> The HT-20 went home with WA2PJP(in the photo) for $200. Very nice shape but
> Joe, being a perfectionist, is going to do it over completely. He also found
> a SX-88 in NJ a while back for $350 IIRC, which has been stripped down
> completely and is being rebuilt/repainted. W0YVA screens the front panels
> for both.
> The Meissner is my last transmitter acquisition. Won't rule out some neat
> pre-war/early piece but no more heavyweights.

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