FS: KW-1 Transmitter

Michael Crestohl mc at SOVER.NET
Thu Aug 31 06:08:11 EDT 2000

Hello All:

Here's your chance to own one of ham radio's holiest of all holy grails!!!!

This KW-1, serial number 134, is located in Boston.  It formerly belonged
to Mr Ed Bolton, WA3PUN of Harrisburg PA.  It is in excellent condition
both electrically and cosmetically.  It was recently completely gone over
by a broadcast engineer, Timothy M Smith, WA1LHR.  Here are some details:

Cosmetically:  Front Panel - original paint.  Looks great.  Some of the
smaller knobs are not original but are all standard Dakaware knobs easily
available.. The rest of the cabibet was recently painted.  It is a close,
but not absolutely perfect match.  It is nonetheless, excellent.

Electrically:  The circuitry is definitely not all original.  Several audio
modifications and improvements have been performed.  The modulation
transformer was replaced with a UM-5 and the splatter filter components
have been removed.  Several of the original audio components have been
replaced to improve the quality of the audio which now is excellent.

The audio on this transmitter is outstanding.  The overhaul and rebuild was
completed in the spring of 1999 and this transmitter was used as a special
events station at the Rochester NY Hamfest where it was on the air for 24
hours to burn in the new components and test it under load.  It performed
flawlessly.  The engineer who performed the rebuild, Tim Smith, WA1HLR, is
well known in AM circles for the highest quality audio modifications.  He
is presently a transmitter engineer wit hSrmstrong Transmitters of Syracuse
NY and also is responsible for the high quality on WBCQ (7.415) The Planet
where is is on the engineering staff.

This transmitter may be inspected in Downtown Boston MA.  Price is
$18,500.00 FOB Boston.  Buyer is responsible for all crating and shipping

If interested please contact me at:

mc at sover.net


Michael Crestohl
mc at sover.net

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