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Author Topic: recommnedations for Tranciever/reciever-transmitter pair for SW  (Read 1265 times)
N0SOY
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« on: April 22, 2012, 03:58:48 PM »

I want to get a transciever or a receiver-transmitter pair to set up a station.  I am low on funds so the new ones are out of my price range. 

I prefer tubes simply because I can work on them.  I do not need all of the toys on the radio, just a good solid transmitter and reciever.  A VFO is prefered but not necessary. 

Any recommations?  Suggestions?

Thanks
N0SOY
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W9GB
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 05:33:00 PM »

If you are willing to learn and make a few repairs (or replace a tube), look for a Heathkit HW-101.  
Over 400K kits we're sold, when it was offered.
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N0SOY
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 05:52:28 PM »

Oh I forgot to mention I am interested in SSB.  CW is not an interest. 
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N4CR
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 08:49:46 PM »

Hard to go wrong with a FT-101 series. Try to find one that hasn't been CB'ized.

A tube final rig with a huge history.

http://www.qsl.net/nw2m/
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73 de N4CR, Phil

We are Coulomb of Borg. Resistance is futile. Voltage, on the other hand, has potential.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 11:35:16 PM »

I'd sure rather have the HW-101 than the FT-101.
Once you have a manual for it it would be relatively easy to repair if necessary.
One good thing about either is there is a TON of info out there about them if you do need help with them.
The FT-101 series need board extenders for some troubleshooting.
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 11:47:57 PM »

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A VFO is prefered but not necessary. 

How are you going to work SSB without a VFO?

      Charles
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N0SOY
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 10:55:39 AM »

It would be a challenge wouldn't it/   Cheesy
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 11:28:11 AM »

When purchasing used, I prefer a radio that is in working condition!
That said, I would be looking at the old standards... Collins, Drake, etc.
But, there is a lot of used transistor rigs on the market in the $300-400 range.  Check with some of the clubs, they will know if a local has one in good condition for sale.  With the cost of shipping nowadays, this makes sense.
73s.

-Mike.
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