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KE0ZU
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« on: October 04, 2014, 06:08:51 AM »

This project has dragged on for a year or so now, but its finally ready for action.   Nite before last I got the power cables done, and used it on the morning AM net with good reports, so Military net is next.  

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G3RZP
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 06:57:43 AM »

Are those the original connectors? They are said to be made of unobtainium.....
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KE0ZU
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 09:37:16 PM »

Oh no!!   These two units have been through at least 3 sets if hands before I got them.  This is essentially what greeted me when pulled from the cabinet.



So I started at the "center" and worked my way back out.



The PSU was the home brew portion of the project, which took about as much time as refurbishing the Tx/Rx boxes.
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G3RZP
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 03:30:57 AM »

Back in about 1958, for what would have been about $60 then, you could get over here the complete set up - TCS-12 tx and rx, antenna loading inductor, all cables and the AC power supply. If you took the dynamotor supply instead of the AC one, it was about $10 cheaper.

At one auction sale that I was at a year ago, a TCS-12 transmitter fetched $350...
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