Sort of OT-but fascinating

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 25 09:32:16 EDT 2007

What's even more special is that none of them could be brought up to
spec when completed and had to be slapped around to do so. They're not
'Fowler-built-from-scratch' either, but assembled from old stock
modules and the likes. You could buy an older example and get a much
better receiver, it would just lack the bragging rights. And of
course, we all know that bragging rights are what really define the
value of an old radio. *cough*

At least it's an actual, verifiable receiver - more than can be said
for the 'intelligence-agency-black' fairy tales. (o:

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ

On 7/24/07, tom norris <r390a at> wrote:
> What's so special about that Fowler radio is only 5 were built.
> What makes it extra special is that those 5 were built in 1984!
> Fowler had a special contract for a short run of these --- this thing
> is "hen's teeth" as only 2 more (I think) are know to exist.  I'm
> afraid to see what it goes for, and there is a lively discussion on
> the R-390 list on the thing.
> The guy isn't blowing smoke with his description other that going a
> bit overboard about the ships.
> Tom

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