Globe King parts needed
Joe & Judy Christian
k5hmd at ATT.NET
Fri Jul 6 13:07:21 EDT 2001
Garey, thanks for informative post on cabinet. I also received several
posts offline; thanks to all that replied. I'll probably buy end up
buying a taller cabinet and do a little "body shop" work on it to shorten
and add the support angles.
I bought my 500B used from WRL around 1959 and used it until around 1965
when I traded it on an HT-37. The company I traded it to didn't sell it
and I bought it back in the early 70's to use on RTTY but the case had
disappeared. Ended up giving the power supply away and the modulator
deck wound up outdoors behind the barn on my ranch where it sat for several
years. I just got the modulator chassis back from having it plated and am
going back together with it. I'm building a power supply from scratch, and
will probably end up using the guts from a 755 VFO.
Don't know if I'll have it going before the end of the year but its fun to
work on. I can still hear the mechanical hum it gave off when transmitting.
At 11:24 PM 7/5/01 -0400, you wrote:
>The "real" GK cabinets had 3" X 1.5" X 3/16" steel angle stock welded
>to the inside wall of the cabinet at the appropriate locations to
>provide support for the Modulator and RF Deck. These cabinets are
>very hard to find without the "innards!" The angle stock runs nearly
>the entire depth of the cabinet, and is welded directly to the walls.
>Certainly the Modulator requires this support, and I think it would be
>risky to rely solely on front panel support for the RF deck as well.
>The side brackets on each chassis help, but both are pretty heavy,
>especially since most of the transformers are mounted near the back of
>the each chassis. The 28" height is also a "non-standard" from Bud,
>the standards being 26-1/4" or 31-1/2" of panel space. Just to add
>insult to injury, the depth isn't even "standard" at 15-1/4" rather
>than the standard 14-3/4".....
>Almost seems Leo went out of his way to make life difficult for us...
>:-) By the way, the easiest way to spot a real one from a distance
>is that the GK only has a single row of louvers on each side rather
>than the double row on the standard (there's that word again...) Bud.
>73, Garey - K4OAH
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Joe & Judy Christian <k5hmd at ATT.NET>
>To: <BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV>
>Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 8:19 PM
>Subject: Globe King parts needed
>> I'm restoring my GK500B and am looking for the Bud Cabinet that the
>> mounted in and for the VFO section of the power supply. The cabinet
>> to have a panel height of 28".
>> Thanks and 73,
>> Joe Christian
>> Eldorado, Texas
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