[Boatanchors] Tweaking a Boatanchor Receiver?

kd4e kd4e at VERIZON.NET
Sat Jan 21 11:51:06 EST 2006

Guess those old timers knew a thing or two about
what they were doing!

I will be setting up a Gonset Blog where Hams familiar
with the history and gear produced by Gonset may share
their stories and information.

I will attach to that a Web page to share pictures
and other info.

I think we need to capture this community-held history
before too much of it has been lost.

Soon ... doc

> As you are probably aware, internal receiver noise at HF is inconsequential  
> compared to man-made noise at these frequencies. Lots of newer HF radios do 
> not  even use an RF amp in the RX section. I have a large collection of Drakes 
> and  yes, the receiver section of my TR4Cs and R4Cs and R4Bs, are indeed 'hot'. 
>  Sometimes TOO hot.
> A 6BZ6  RF amp is a VERY 'HOT" amp, IF it is combined with reasonable  IF 
> gain in the following stages.
> I have reworked many Drakes and the last TR3 I did, was pretty amazing. It  
> heard everything my rice radios heard.....
> ron N4UE

Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e

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