This is my 7-Line set up. Just in case your wondering about the scope It's not a Drake original item. It's realy a SB-610 into an MS-4 case. This was the design work of VE2WK. It all ways raises a few eye brows and questions.
This is my 4-Line set up.Comprized of a B-line and C-line. An A-line is in the process of restoration and will be great addition to it's cousins, "HI-HI"
Here's the rest of the 4-Line set up. All the toys I wanted as a kid,but Mom and Dad could never afford to buy any of them for me. Well I guest I'm going through my second child hood!
This is part of my Military SWL post and Military ops set up at N1UDI Radio.The equipment is as follows.Top rightclock wise.
Collins RT-671/PRC-47, this tactical transceiver was in use by U.S. Special Forces ops and FAC's (forward aircraft controlers) in Nam.Freq range 2-12 Mc USB/ CW/ FSK. Output PEP 100W (Hi), 20W (Lo).
Federal Telephone & Radio-RBA-2 VLF Navy receiver era 1943, If your into searching for beacons in the sub basement Freq Range 14.6-600 Kc. This big boy is a good choice. A vertical rotating loop antenna is highly recomened or a beverage if you have the real estate. You can obtain good signal reception with an active antenna also.
RCA-RBC-3 Navy receiver, RCA-RBC-3 Navy receiver, Freq range 4-27Mc.These are great band crusers. For WWII vintage receivers, era 1941 there sensitivity is awsome.They are built like a tank. Check out the article in E.R. on them a few years back.
Collins R-390, TMC-CV-591A/URR ssb converter. Nothing needs to be said regarding the R-390 / R-390A series, there are receivers and then there's the R-390 / R-390A they are in a class by them self's. If you get a chance to own one you won't be sorry, Long Live the R-390! The Technical Materiel Corp ssb converter is a must when copying sideband.The R-390 series closest bandwith for ssb is 2Kc just a tad bit to short. The ssb converter with it's variable band-spread tuning gives the radio excellent ssb reception. Once you try a ssb converter your hooked!
These are new arrivals to the shack.Top to bottom a TEN-TEC Omni-D,TMC CV-657A/ URR side band converter. If your pretty sharp you should have started wondering how can a CV-657A be use on a pair of 455Kc IF receivers sense the TMC CV-657A/ URR has an IF frequency input of 200Kc? The converter has been modified here's the story. In side of the TMC manual was a typed letter detailing the mod. The best part is that the mod was done at a MARS station AFA3HLE out of Md.The best is yet to come, the MARS station operator has his stamp on the letter and a hand written note from him, stating that the mod has been done and to contact the station if more info is needed. Is that a great piece of documation to be found with some Millgear or what! It does not get any better than that.
Next is a R-390 by Collins radio. The bottom receiver is a R-390A it has no name tag, but looks to be a Motorola based on the modules. The Omni-D and the R-390A are from a good friend John / KD8OJQ. After a vist to his QTH and some serious horse trading!
John / KD8OJQ is a real buff on antique tube broadcast radios from the early 1900's and up. If they made it he knows about it and has had his hands into more than a few and like wise owns a few. Also he is one heck of a rebuilder of antique clocks. Some of his work can be seen on You Tube.
I like to chase DX with my Drake's. Antennas currently in use is a Butternut HF6-V,40 meter triangular (right triangle inverted) full-wave vertical loop. Next antenna project is a 40 meter Bobtail. I work 80,40,20 & 10 meters.
Hope to CU on the bands where DX starts at the noise floor!
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