[Boatanchors] Boatanchor items FS
Ken Simpson, W8EK
W8EK at flham.net
Thu Dec 30 12:28:32 EST 2010
Items For Sale:
Johnson equivalent to a Shure 444 desk microphone:
Although the front of this mic says Johnson on it, it looks like
a Shure 444. My assumption is that it is a 444 with a Johnson
Of course most of us know that the 444 is an extremely good
communications microphone with great articulation.
It appears that this one has a low impedance element in it,
making it a better match for the more modern rigs.
This one works fine, and looks nice. $45
Heavy Duty Legal Limit Plus, 1 to 1 Balun:
HyGain BN-4000 D Balun
A balun is used to convert an unbalanced load such as coax
to a balanced load such as a beam or dipole. It will also
help reduce radiation from the coax feedline, that could
reduce TVI and other interference.
The BN-4000 D is a 1 to 1 ratio broadband 50 Ohm current
balun, and is potted to seal out moisture. It is rated at
4000 Watts for increased power handling capabilities.
Frequency range is 1 MHz to 54 MHz, so it covers 160 meters
and 6 meters, in addition to the "normal" HF bands.
It has stainless steel hardware and an SO-239 connector.
This particular unit works fine and looks really great. It
would appear that it has not been used. All connections are
clean and shiny; the case also shines. It is the latest "D"
model of the BN-4000.
Paper work is included for $80.
M C Jones VHF/UHF Wattmeter:
This MC Jones Wattmeter is a vintage unit, probably from just
after WW II. At that time, it was the gold standard of wattmeters,
basically equivalent to a Bird today.
This particular meter has N connectors in and out. It reads 12
Watts full scale in the forward position, and 4 Watts full scale
in reflected. It also has an SWR calibrate and SWR scale on the
meter. I think the frequency range is from 20 to 1000 MHz, but I
am not 100% positive of that. It works well on 2 meters and 440
MHz. The RF sensor unit inside is model 576.3.
This one functions fine, and looks extremely nice for its age.
Heath VHF Wattmeter:
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. SO-239 connectors in and out.
This particular meter works great. It looks very close to perfect
with no defects that I can find.
Paper work included for $50.
Dual Meter SWR Bridges For Sale:
Both of these feature two separate meters -- one for reading
forward power and another for reading SWR. This permits one
to easily monitor both the power going out, and the SWR on
the antenna. They were made in Japan, and labeled with various
names, including Swan, Siltronix, and Quement. Both have SO-239
connectors on each end, and work fine.
Both will work on HF, and VHF, covering 3 to 150 MHz, so are
ideal for the new rigs that include 6 and 2 meters.
This meter works fine and looks great.
With paper work for $40.
This meter functions fine, but the meter lens of the meter that
reads SWR has a crack on the very right edge of it. It is on
the edge, and not in the part where one actually reads the
meter. It is strictly cosmetic. $25
SWR Bridge / Field Strength Meter:
Royce 2-100 Single Meter SWR Bridge / Field Strength Meter
With SO-239 connectors, it covers from 3 to 150 MHz,
covering HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters, so is ideal for the new
rigs with 6 meters and 2 meters in them.
This one works fine, and looks extremely nice. I do not see
any scratches on it, but it does have a previous owners name
on it. In its original box with original instructions. $32
Low Pass TVI Filters:
A low pass TVI filter is added to the transmitter to reduce
harmonic interference. All have SO-239 connectors and include
This is the copper cased filter that may also be used on the
low end of six meters, as well as HF. It is good for 1000 W
below 30 MHz, and about 200 W up to 52 MHz. $30.
This is a modern low pass filter has been optimized to have
more attenuation in the 40 MHz region, where many TVs have
their IF. It is good for 1000 Watts "average" according to
the manual, and has over 80 db attenuation at 41 MHz.
This one looks great. $30
B & W FL-10/1500
This filter cuts off just above 10 meters, and handles 1500
Watts. It is the latest model B&W filter.
It looks very close to new. $40.
Yaesu SP-901 P Speaker:
Although the SP-901 was made to match the FT-901 and
FT-902 series, it is a very good match for most ham
quipment, and provides a very desirable front facing
The "P" model of the SP-901 also includes a phone patch,
if you would like to use that. Of course you can just
use it as a plain speaker without connecting the phone
patch portion, if you want.
This particular unit works fine and looks extremely nice.
I can not find any scratches on it. It looks perfect.
With paper work for $90.
Waters "Universal Hybrid Coupler II" Model 3002:
Most of us would likely call this a phone patch, but it
is really much more than that. It does that, but also
will interface with a tape recorder, and permit recording
and play back of on-the-air QSOs. Nothing says that the
tape recorder input must be used that way. Connect the
sound card in your computer in this position, and you
have a very effective interface.
Model 3002 includes a speech compressor powered by a 9
volt battery. The front panel is finished on both
sides, with one side having it set in a horizontal
position, and the other in a vertical position.
This was a "top of the line" unit years ago. One only
found them with top stations such as Collins.
This particular unit is in really great condition.
With paper work for $100.
Heath HD-15 digital interface / 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 for PSK31, and other digital modes that use
a sound card. The meter makes it great for setting levels.
One is in excellent condition. Cosmetically, I can not
find a scratch on it. Everything on it is original.
Paper work included for $30.
I have another available, but it shows some minor wear.
With paper work for $22.
Prices do not include shipping from Florida.
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