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Reviews Summary for Johnson Viking II
Johnson Viking II Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $279.95
Description: 160 - 10 Meter Plate Modulated CW/AM Transmitter
Product is not in production.
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AD5QP Rating: 5/5 Sep 3, 2004 19:12 Send this review to a friend
Great AM Transmitter  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Have had the transmitter for a couple of months. A week ago I got it on the air. Painted the black cabinet but the front panel is as I got it. The previous owner said he had done the electrical, and it looks like he did, as it fired up the first time. Took a little doing to get it tuned right, but now is pretty straight forward. Doesn't seem to care about SWR as long as antenna is within 20-600 ohms. I'm using an amplified D-104 "Night Eagle" microphone and have gotten good audio reports. Need to look at the output on a scope but everything is within ratings and it is working great. I would buy another.....
KD6NXI Rating: 5/5 Jul 8, 2003 16:46 Send this review to a friend
Rock solid reliable transmitter.  Time owned: more than 12 months
This rig is built like a tank. It's also very simple to work on and understand. It takes a bit of practice at first to tune up but as with all multi stage tube rigs a notebook with established settings will prove helpful. There is no need to modify this for better audio as it already does a great job as stock. The final tuning is the same unit as in the viking desk kilowatt only on a smaller scale. It consists of a large variable inductor ganged to a loading capacitor which simplifies output tuning. I can't stress enough how direct and easy to understand this transmitter is. It also benefits from not having a complicated mode switch. A large filaments toggle switch turns on the tubes and a Plate switch ignites the high voltage and forces the rig to transmit. The only drawbacks are about 30 screws that hold the floor plate on and around 80 pounds of weight.
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