[BoatAnchors] RE: [MilSurplus] BC 640 trnasmitter questions some bc-639 and need some help HELP!!
esharpe at USWEST.NET
Sun Dec 2 15:44:13 EST 2001
yes that is the way it was at Luke afb also!
the rack was serial number 2 on the tag on the actual rack. Gosh I would
love to see that here in the museum some day! it is hopefully out there
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From: "David" <dschearer at enter.net>
To: "Craig McCartney" <craigmc at pacbell.net>; "ed sharpe"
<esharpe at uswest.net>; <milsurplus at qth.net>
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Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [BoatAnchors] RE: [MilSurplus] BC 640 trnasmitter questions
some bc-639 and need some help HELP!!
> The ones I saw at a remote transmitter/receiver site were green in color
> located in a couple of 6 foot racks.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig McCartney" <craigmc at pacbell.net>
> To: "ed sharpe" <esharpe at uswest.net>; <milsurplus at qth.net>
> Cc: "Old Tube Radios" <boatanchors at theporch.com>;
> <BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV>; <boatanchors at qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 12:16 PM
> Subject: [BoatAnchors] RE: [MilSurplus] BC 640 trnasmitter questions some
> bc-639 and need some help HELP!!
> > My feeble memory says that the BC-640 I worked on at an Air Force Base
> > Europe was dark in color - either black wrinkle or close to St. James
> > However, that was 35 years ago.
> > Craig
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-milsurplus at qth.net [mailto:owner-milsurplus at qth.net]On
> > Behalf Of ed sharpe
> > Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 7:32 PM
> > To: milsurplus at qth.net
> > Cc: Old Tube Radios; BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV; boatanchors at qth.net
> > Subject: [MilSurplus] BC 640 trnasmitter questions some bc-639 and need
> > some help HELP!!
> > Greetings from the museum!
> > went for a merry romp in mesa az at the hamfest this morning! Was
> > met a few of the listserv folks in person that had not met
> > to those that heaped stuff on us to add to the reference library!
> > Ok now for the questions........Got a BC- 640 that is BROWN rather than
> > green.... this was painted over on the panels, however when inspecting
> > rack the rack appears to be brown over primer coat.
> > Why is it brown? Is there significance to this? It was really kind of
> > interesting, the fellow I got it from had some spare modules ( nice
> > one) on the table and a picture of the transmitter hanging up.... I
> > the transmitter looked odd but assumed it was the color balance on the
> > or the printing.. but... it really was that color! (surprise!)
> > the nice part of this deal was it was delivered to the museum! now here
> > the thought to ponder....
> > if the brown has signafance we should leave it brown for the display,
> > otherwise repaint it green as the one was knew as a child and the one I
> > worked on at Luke AFB.
> > next color enigma:
> > A GREY BC-639 Receiver! it says on the tags... one us signal corps
> > other...... REFURBISHED BY US NAVY! ( I am sure part of the referb was
> > color it like a battleship!)
> > any notes on when and why etc etc etc?
> > There is also one of the spare rack units for the BC 640 that is.......
> > BLUE! and appears to have been all it's life!
> > If anyone can shed any light on this fill us in!
> > also, since we are now apparently having a 640 and 639 display we are
> > looking for pictures of these things in action, anything related to them
> > the way of personal stories to add to the website whatever and whatever
> > it is 640 and 639 related!
> > thanks Ed '640 thumper' Sharpe archivist for smecc
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