Johnson equipment, plus other vintage items FS

Sat Nov 8 12:14:04 EST 2008

For Sale:

Johnson "Viking Mobile" VFO
This VFO looks very similar to the one used with a Viking II,
but apparently is different, since it says "Viking Mobile" on
the front panel.  It is about 5 inches high by 4 inches wide
and 5 inches deep (including knobs).  There is a cable with a
hooded octal plug on it for power, and a coax with a PL-259 on
it for signal.  There is calibration for 80, 40, 20, 15, and
10 meters on it.
Unfortunately, I have no way to test it, nor do I have the paper
work on it.  Cosmetically, it looks nice.  The main cabinet is
black crinkle, with the Johnson maroon front.  There is some wear
around the knobs.  $30

Johnson Viking Phone Patch - Model 250-46
This phone patch is made to be mounted vertically beside the rig.
It is about 6 inches high, 2 inches wide and 3 inches deep.  It
is possible that the face plate can be removed, and it made to
be mounted horizontally, but I have not done that.  The reason
I say this is that there are feet on the bottom, and on the left
side.  Maybe the feet on the left side are to protect the rig.
In any case, it has 3 pots on the front for Null, Receive Volume,
and transmit gain, along with a switch for phone patch or
microphone. On the back is a terminal strip for speaker and
phone line.  The microphone input has the 2 pin Amphenol
connector like used by Johnson, Heath, Hallicrafters, and many
others in that era.
This one is in nice shape. Paint is original and nice and
lettering close to perfect.  No scratches that I can find.  $40

Johnson Nye Viking 250-20 Low Pass Filter
This is a 52 ohm cylindrical low pass filter with a cut off frequency
of 45 MHz and 75 db of attenuation. It is rated to take 1000 Watts
of AM, or 5000 Watts PEP SSB.  $35

Ameco Model BIU, SWR Bridge
This is apparently an older unit that matches much of the boat anchor 
gear, except this one looks very close to new. Of course it works
fine also.
The meter unit is in a very nice light gray / dark gray enclosure,
with a remote sense unit which has copper plating (still shiny).
There are provisions for using a second remote sensor and
switching between the two. This sensor is model SWB, and says it
is good to 225 Mc. Of course it is for 50 ohm systems, and has
an SO-239 on each end of the sensor. $50

B & W Model 595 "Protax" Coax Switch
This is the switch that is in a rectangular box about 9 inches long, with
seven SO-239 connectors coming out of the back. It is B & W's
top of the line "Protax" series, which means that it grounds all
unused antennas. It will switch up to 6 antennas. This one works
100% and looks really great -- close to new condition.
With the paper work for $45.

Vintage B & W model 426 low pass filter
B & W TVI filter, cuts off just above 10 meters,
and will handle 1500 Watts. SO-239 connector on each end. This is
an older model that seems much heavier duty. It weighs almost twice
as much as the newer model, and looks like it would take more power.
It likely was made in the days that plate modulated AM was the rule.

Heath HD-15 Phone Patch
This is the unit with the VU meter on the left and 3 knobs that
match the SB series to the middle and right.  Low or high Z
output to the transmitter. It can also be used as an interface
to the computer for PSK31, etc.  It is in good shape.
Paper work included for $25.

Heath HM-15 SWR Bridge
It is an HF SWR Bridge, with SO-239 connectors on the back. The
front has the meter on the left, and two knobs to the right.
It is the same size as the HD-15 phone patch. This one works fine
and is in extremely nice cosmetic shape.
Paper work included for $20.

Heath HM-2102 VHF wattmeter, covering 50 to 160 MHz.
Similar to the HM-102, but for VHF frequencies, with 250 and 25
watt scales. It can also be used to check SWR, and has a remote
sensor that can either be left inside the meter, or separated
from the actual meter by about 3 feet. SO-239 connectors in and out.
This particular meter works great, looks fine and includes
paper work for $ 40.

Heath Cabinet for Apache, Marauder, Mohawk, Warrior, etc.
I have a very, very nice cabinet that is the size that will fit
an Apache, Marauder, Mohawk, or Warrior.  Basically, it will
take 19 inch rack type gear up to 10 1/2 inches high. The outside
dimensions of the case are 19 1/2 inches wide x 11 inches high x
15 inches deep.  Obviously 1950 to 60's era.
This case is in exceptional condition.  The copper plating on the
inside still shines, and is in great condition, with no corrosion.
The feet are in place and in good shape.  The paint on the outside
is great, with no fading.  Just don't ask me which of the several
green shades it is!  There is one small spot on the back, about the
size of a pin head that is missing the paint.  Otherwise, it looks
about as close to just coming out of the factory as you will find.
No scratches, dents, or dings.
This case is obviously heavy.  That means pickup in the Ocala, FL
area is preferred.  It can be shipped, and I can pack it well.
Shipping will be expensive, but it can be done.   $100

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
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