Lets see...

Nolan Lee nlee at COMMUNIQUE.NET
Sun Aug 9 02:32:08 EDT 1998

At 02:01 AM 8/9/98 -0400, you wrote:

Heaviest Radio to be found in a shack:
WWII RCA RBC-2 with PS and cables  82 + 52 + 4 = 138 pounds total. :-)

Most Expensive Radio found in a shack:
General Dynamics R-1051B receiver at sixteen thousand and change in mid
1960's and the mating General Dynamics T-827B at seventeen thousand and
change in the mid 1960's. I don't know what the amplifier cost. ;-)

You left out the most important category;

Most number of tubes:
No radio, a Tektronix 547 scope with a CA plugin. Must have eighty tubes.

>> These were never in amateur service, were they?  If you're talking
>> commercial service, I would suspect that some of the shore station
>> transmitters (made by a host of contractors) were heavier.

Amateur stuff is too flimsy. A few stray rounds or pieces of shrapnel
and they're totaled. Ditto for salt spray, 100% humidity, 4 foot drops
onto a concrete floor, or even something as simple as a direct lightning

Think about it, if a tornado strikes your shack, would you grab a couple
of 750 pound racks of quality BA gear or an Icom 735. I though so......


Hold the wheel & grab me another beer while I reload....

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