Receiver alignment

John D. Farr johnfarr at RO.COM
Mon Mar 22 23:02:59 EST 1999

I saw Bob last Saturday. He had a URM-25D. Don't know how much he wanted for
it, but it will certainly do the job. They generally go for about 40 - 60.
Bob's stuff is usually a bit more, but well worth it. All of his equipment
has a sign on it that says "working perfectly" and you can count on it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Tanton <n4xy at>
Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: Receiver alignment

>Hi George... get one of the large HP 608-D or 'F sig gens at a hamfest from
>someone who looks like you can believe him... in perfect condition (for
>something as mature as these are) they ought to be under (maybe even WELL
>under) $100... they are big enough that most sellers would just as soon not
>haul them around. But they have the frequencies you need, and a calibrated
>signal level out... plus modulation if needed.
>I can also recommend HIGHLY my friend Bob Garcia, who-along with another
>friend: Allen Bond (WB4GNT) does a good bit of surplus sales. Bob
>guarantees everything he sells, and has extremely reasonable prices. I am
>certain Bob will have a reasonably priced sig gen... though probably not
>'608... it's a real load to carry to hamfests.
>You can reach him at Allen's email address:  <mgs at> . Allen
>the fiberglass sales (new, many sizes & shapes) as well as vacuum
>etc. etc. and Bob does the test equipment. I have a beautiful commercial
>model HP8640-B signal generator I got from Bob.
>Also, they both sell surplus RACAL RA6790s: one of the best rcvrs
>for (relatively) reasonable bucks. You can call Allen and see what sig gens
>they have, and how much at: (770) 973-6251 before 10:00PM EST.
>I hope this helps.
>72 / 73  Ed   N4XY
>Ed Tanton   N4XY    EMAIL: n4xy at
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