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Author Topic: Hands RTX  (Read 3210 times)
MICK
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« on: March 01, 2012, 04:02:35 PM »

Hello,

Not sure if this is the correct forum for the question...Here goes....I inherited some ham equipment from my father after he passed.   One of the transceivers (I think) has no markings except for "Hands RTX"... Can anyone advise me what this is.

THC

Mick
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KF6ABU
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 04:48:39 PM »

http://www.btinternet.com/~r.needham/Hands.html
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MICK
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 05:00:53 PM »

Thx..I found that site...but that is not the tranciever that I have...Mine does not have a digtial tuning. 
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N4CR
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 05:16:28 PM »

Take the cover off and see if the rest of it looks similar to those pictures. It probably had options.
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73 de N4CR, Phil

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KA4POL
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 09:49:39 PM »

Get in touch with a local ham radio club. You should be able to locate that via the net: http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 06:06:08 AM »

Finding a local club won't necessarily help you.  I've been a ham for over 30 years and I've never heard of Hands Kits.

73,

Don, K2DC
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 07:05:23 AM »

Hands kits are from the UK.
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KA4POL
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 07:44:27 AM »

Hands doesn't seem to exist any more.

This is about judging what the Hands RTX is. A ham with some knowledge will certainly be able to say much more than someone who is not a ham.

By the way this teaches us that good documentation of our homebrew circuits is really helpful.
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 11:56:42 AM »

Obviously the reason "Hands" went out of business it the supply of tuning wands/diddle sticks was not sufficient to keep up with their copious use of tuning inductors.  Smiley
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MICK
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 11:29:08 AM »

Thx for the responses....Thought I would post a couple of pics to see if you can tell what kind of tranciever it is...

Front View
http://www.frontiernet.net/~stutler/2012-03-03_14-19-09_210.jpg

Inside View
http://www.frontiernet.net/~stutler/2012-03-03_14-19-26_456.jpg
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 12:01:22 PM »

Looks like a reasonably well built amateur kit radio.

From what we can see of the controls it is Single Side Band (SSB) with Upper/Lower Side Band (USB/LSB) and CW/morse code.

Can't tell what frequency/band it operates on.   If you feel like posting more photos, turn the Tuning Knob so a set of numbers is visible, and take a direct, head-on shot of the front panel so all the labels are readable. 
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N4CR
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 01:24:42 PM »

Your father did nice work on that kit.

Get your license and put it on the air.
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73 de N4CR, Phil

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2013, 02:49:13 PM »

Hello all,

I wanted to update this thread.    I passed my Extra exam today and tomorrow would have been my Dad's 75 birthday.  His last call sign was AC4IT.     I just wanted to thank the folks who encouraged me to get my license...

Thx all

Mick - W8MLS
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2013, 02:57:03 PM »

Looks like a reasonably well built amateur kit radio.

From what we can see of the controls it is Single Side Band (SSB) with Upper/Lower Side Band (USB/LSB) and CW/morse code.

Looks better than any Heathkit I've seen...
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G3TXQ
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 01:49:13 AM »

It looks to me like a transceiver put together using modules from Sheldon Hands. Sheldon was based in Wales - now retired to Portugal I believe? I'm not sure if he ever produced complete radios, rather than modules. His modules were invariably well designed and engineered. From memory, his designs often featured a 20W PA module.

Many of his designs appeared in the G-QRP club magazine "Sprat".

Try "Googling" something like "Sheldon Hands" SSB.

73,
Steve G3TXQ
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