David M. Nance
dmnance at ROANOKE.INFI.NET
Wed Apr 16 15:11:57 EDT 1997
Jeffrey Herman wrote:
> I just bought an SBE-33 sight unseen for $20 (no PS, no manual). I'll
> pick it up this weekend.
> Gee, I sure hope it has CW! That's all I do on the air.
I ran a SBE-33 in the dorm during my first year of college in 1972. Had
a small version of Lew McCoy's ultimate transmatch built into a Heath SB
speaker cabinet. Threw two pieces of magnet wire with fishing sinkers on
the ends into two trees which made a crude horizontal V. I remember I
used to work Ghana, Africa on 15 meters and plenty of other stations.
Had a lot of fun with it.
I liked the little radio. A friend had the SBE 34 which was a step up
but the 33 gave me great service. It was because of his experience with
the SBE 34 that I bought the 33.
If I recall correctly, both the AC and DC supplies are built in. You
just need the proper cord. Forget CW operation.
Hope this helps.
David Nance - WB4SSE
dmnance at roanoke.infi.net
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