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Author Topic: What is your favorite older HF rig?  (Read 2279 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 08:57:52 PM »

Favorite old receiver:

Zenith floor model with the large round dial and a 6E5 "magic eye".

Pulled it out of the cabinet, removed all but a couple of plates from each section of the tuning capacitor, and padded it back with fixed micas so the 80, 40 and 20m bands were all around the dial.  Made a cardboard dial with pencil calibration.

Broke the IF loose from the detector and coupled it to a BC-453 "Q-5er".  That gave me double conversion, passband tuning, variable 2nd IF selectivity and a BFO.  Came out of the ARC-5 detector and went back to the Zenith push-pull 6k6 audio output.

Great receiver for a kid who was a new ham with no money.

Transmitter:

Crystal controlled (later homebrew VFO) 6AG7 into a pair of 1625s in class C.  

Those were the good old days.

Phil C. Sr.
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2009, 03:12:54 PM »

Yeasu FT 102  about 150 watts with orginal tubes !



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N5XM
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2009, 03:57:32 PM »

TS 830S
Corsair II
Triton IV digital
751-A
TR-4 CW RIT
FT-102
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K7KBN
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2009, 04:30:36 PM »

DX-100B and Hallicrafters SX-111.  And a Hornet triband beam, with a 40M dipole.
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2009, 07:09:15 PM »

Drake R-4 & T-4 Reciter, still in use.

Icom 735, still going strong.

Icom 736, love the auto tuner.

Heck, thats as new as it gets around here. Smiley
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KU4UV
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2009, 02:05:34 PM »

I like the Kenwood TS-130SE.  It is a good radio for it's price range, and it is a tough little radio as well.
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K3GM
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009, 04:50:21 PM »

I liked my FT-902DM.  Much of the radio was built with common sized card modules.  You could get an extender board which would allow the card's particular circuit to be tested out in the open. It was pretty good performance-wise too.  6146 finals, excellent receiver, good speech processor, AM and FM modes, heavy die cast front panel.  It's probably the #1 classic Yaesu rig.
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2009, 08:47:39 AM »

For me,
TS-520SE (#1)
FT-101EE (#2)

C r a i g
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2009, 10:14:14 AM »

I still enjoy using my TS430S which hasn't missed a beat since I bought it new in the 1980's
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2009, 07:40:19 AM »

Actually NONE....

Both the FT101E and the 1011D drifted all over the place.

The new computer control rigs with their stability required for digital modes and features such as noise cancelation and knotching abilities are far far superior to any old tube rig.
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