parting out various units
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Thu Feb 22 17:00:54 EST 2007
I have acquired a number of different "boat anchor"
units that have either already served as "donor" units
for several of my projects or that are beyond any
reasonable efforts to restore. As such, I will have
all sorts of parts available for sale or trade. Let
me know what you need.
Here are the units:
Heath DX-40: Virtually complete. I have already
restored the cabinet (paint, replacement crystal door,
etc.) which is of the early version which has the
small rubber feet like the DX-35. Meter works but has
a crack in the cover.
Heath MT-1 Cheyenne: Various bits and pieces
available since I have taken 2 parts units to make 1
good unit. Have the cabinet. Do not have the dial
but I do have reproduction dials available.
Heath MR-1 Comanche: Same as MT-1.
Hallicrafters S-19R "Sky Buddy": Virtually complete.
Missing knobs and bottom plate. Otherwise anything
else should be available. Dial is in "fair" to
Hallicrafters S-40 (not "A" or "B"). Virtually
complete except for most knobs missing. Dials are
pretty "cruddy"! Cabinet definitely needs repainting.
Hallicrafters S-40A: Virtually complete except most
knobs missing. Cabinet has been painted a really ugly
blue but is complete and can be repainted.
Johnson: Have large cabinet used on the Valiant, 500,
Pacemaker, etc. Has a large round hole cut in the
back for a fan. This can be covered with a flat plate
and look fine. Also still have bits and pieces left
over from a Pacemaker and from a Valiant.
National NCX-3: Still have bits and pieces including
a cabinet which is in excellent condition.
Yaesu FRDX400 receiver: This receiver is basically
tube type and covers 160 meters through 2 meters (has
built in converters for 6 meters and 2 meters that
work into the 10 meter sections). This receiver "sota
works"! I can get a signal through it on 160 meters
although the frequency calibration is not correct.
Yaesu FLDX400 transmitter: This is a tube type unit
that covers 80 through 10 meters SSB, AM, and CW. I
have never put AC power on this unit so cannot say if
it works at all or not, but assume that it doesn't
The Yaesu units sold/trade as a package, I won't
National RCQ receiver: This receiver is an NC-100
variant and was built in 1947 for the CAA (Civil
Aeronautics Authority - forerunner of the present
FAA). It has a squelch circuit (relay operated) that
can be used to keep the audio shut down until a signal
is received. Covers 200 to 400 KHz and then 1.3 MHz
to 30.0 MHz in a total of 5 ranges. I don't have the
accessory speaker for this unit. It lights up and did
receive the last time I turned it on several years
ago. In good condition, I just haven't had the "urge"
to restore this receiver.
Parts are for sale and the Project Radios are either
for sale or trade for other boat anchors.
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