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Author Topic: 160 Meter Monobander  (Read 1575 times)
KC8EQF
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« on: April 07, 2013, 05:05:09 PM »

    Does any Ham know if a 160 Meter monoband -er has ever been available for sale( in recent history, like the last 40 t0 45 years? Please email me the info.
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W4OP
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 05:52:39 PM »

I have seen two Swan 160M monobanders on eBay within the last year.

Dale W4OP
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AC5UP
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 06:39:28 PM »

Old School marine band radios ran something like 25 watts plate modulated AM and came out of the box tweak & play for the low end of 2 MC's. Plug in your antenna, then adjust the rear panel 'tune' condenser for maximum brightness on a neon lamp. Raytheon and Kaar were popular, among others, and the RX could also tune AM broadcast. TX was strictly rockbound.

You don't see 'em at the fleas like you used to...... 13.8 VDC and kinda' heavy on the current rating thanks to the heater string.

As a general rule they were reliable and built to last.
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AD4U
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 04:02:24 AM »

Atlas made a 160M solid state monobander.  RARE but it was made.

Dick  AD4U
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VE1GA
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 06:16:56 PM »

There was also the not very well known Heathkit HW-18.  This was an SSB xcvr. Rock bound as I recall, otherwise it resembled the HW12 / HW22 / HW32 series.

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N4NYY
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 06:20:25 PM »

Old School marine band radios ran something like 25 watts plate modulated AM and came out of the box tweak & play for the low end of 2 MC's. Plug in your antenna, then adjust the rear panel 'tune' condenser for maximum brightness on a neon lamp. Raytheon and Kaar were popular, among others, and the RX could also tune AM broadcast. TX was strictly rockbound.

You don't see 'em at the fleas like you used to...... 13.8 VDC and kinda' heavy on the current rating thanks to the heater string.

As a general rule they were reliable and built to last.

I had a Sonar 2 MHz marine bander that I sold for this very purpose. A ham was going to re-do circuit for the 160M band. It was in serious need of a restoration. I did not have the space for the antenna, or I would have done it. Built like a tank.
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QRP4U2
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 11:19:22 AM »

If you can't find anything publicly, you might want to think about a homebrew exciter feeding a linear.

Ken has a linear 160m monobander here:

http://w2dtc.com/3cx3000f7.htm

Phil - AC0OB
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