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Reviews Categories | Transmitters: Vintage amateur | Harvey-Wells TBS-50C Help

Reviews Summary for Harvey-Wells TBS-50C
Harvey-Wells TBS-50C Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: Crystal controlled AM/CW Transmitter for use on 80-2 meters - Options available were external power supply and VFO.
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N3GTE Rating: 5/5 Jul 6, 2014 12:43 Send this review to a friend
GREAT FUN FROM 80 to 2MTRS  Time owned: more than 12 months
Bought my first one back about 25yrs ago. Thought it look really kewl but didn't know a thing about it. Fortunitly it came with the original manual which is very good and has lots of good info. After building a p/s for it and adding a mike amp stage from '55 CQ I was up and running. Great fun to operate and has given very little trouble. Got good audio reports even using an old T-17 military mike. For a receiver I was operating ether a National SW-3 or a little HB job. Have made lots of contacts on 75/40mtr AM and had a blast doing it. Would recommend the little H-W to any ham who want to have a little old time fun operating some great old time gear!!!
WA2SFT Rating: 5/5 Mar 10, 2014 20:52 Send this review to a friend
Old Time Ham Radio!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I first bought a TBS-50C at a hamfest for a whopping $30 with no PS because it looked like an old WWII classic transmitter. I modified an old Heathkit HP-20 to work with it and it WORKED!!! This unit had a 6146 final in it but all the information on-line showed an 807 final.

The following year I bought another TBS-50C with matching VFO and homebrew PS. This unit had the 807 final and modulator tubes in it!

Working CW on these rigs is as close to operating a station from the late 1940's - early 1950's as you can get!

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