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Reviews Categories | Transmitters: Vintage amateur | World Radio Labs Globe Champion 350 Help


Reviews Summary for World Radio Labs Globe Champion 350
World Radio Labs Globe Champion 350 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $450
Description: High level modulation 160-10 AM/CW transmitter. Runs 300 W input on AM, 350 W input on CW. Can act as SSB linear amplifier with 400 W PEP input.
Product is not in production.
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KG8LB Rating: 4/5 Jan 6, 2015 11:40 Send this review to a friend
Workhorse  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Champion 300/350 is a real workhorse of a rig . Of course it makes the operator work a bit too , especially when you have to move it from place to place . I have owned three of them now and they have all served very well . The VFO can be a %$@*** to work on but the rest is wide open and basic .
Don't get drawn in to the tube obsession over the Amperex AX-9909 tubes . The AX-9909 is simply an early version of the 6083 tube which has been very easy to find lately on ebay for about $30 a copy . The Phillips PE-100 will also work . The more adventerous could readily convert the Champ to run tubes like the 4x150 , 4d32 , 4-65 etc . The radio works hard and long and seems to tolerate abuse pretty well . Not easy to find but worth the search .
 
N5OP Rating: 5/5 Dec 14, 2011 07:18 Send this review to a friend
Vintage Boat Anchor  Time owned: more than 12 months
An overall great example of both WRL engineering and a mid-high level model of standard 1950's technology. It uses odd tubes in the final -- Amperex AX9909 pentodes -- which are obtainable only at great expense. It's a true boat anchor, weighing in at 110 lbs. This particular unit was purchased by my Dad (W5JHJ - SK) in May of 1959 and is a good example of the type. I used this transmitter as a Novice starting in 1970. The design is straightforward and most of the components are available save for the very specialized band switches, meters and the like.
 


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