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Categories | Transmitters: Vintage amateur | Johnson Viking Adventurer Help

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WB0FDJ  Rating: 5/5 Jan 21, 2013 16:48  Send this review to a friend!
Simple hollow state stuff  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I hadn't used a tube rig since I was a novice in the 70s (when I foolishly sold my HT-40). Just picked this up and am having fun with it. It's just about the simplest rig made, CW only, about 20 watts out and an absolute minimum of switches and knobs. 2 tubes: an oscillator and a final. You peak the grid, dip the plate and you're off!. Crystals are getting hard to find but I've located a few and am having a blast. Yes it's got some chirp so I just ordered all new caps and plan to refurb it. For an old boat anchor this is actually pretty small. Next step: get a working VFO. Since I'm a QRP op, running 20 watts is plenty. If you want a simple older radio to have fun with, this would be it. Not too expensive on the used market. It's a keeper.  
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