[Boatanchors] HBR-16 vs ???

Kees & Sandy windy10605 at juno.com
Tue Jul 12 22:53:27 EDT 2011

I've never seen one on Sherwood's website. It would make for an interesting data point, remembering that the HBR series started in the late 50's. He would have to get his hands on a really nicely built and well adjusted set to take any data and I don't know if he's got a data bank of vintage receivers to campare to. I find it amazing to still have such interest in those receivers after all these years and what I've really been amazed at is how many are still out there !!
73 Kees K5BCQ
---------- Original Message ----------
From: w2iy at verizon.net
To: hbrnut at suddenlink.net
Cc: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] HBR-16 vs ???
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:31:52 -0500 (CDT)

If memory serves (and it probably doesn't because I have forgotten the URL), doesn't Sherwood have some performance measurements for an HBR on his web page devoted to receiver performance?  I hope I am not making this up....
Mike W2IY

Jul 13, 2011 12:07:42 AM, hbrnut at suddenlink.net wrote:

It's a nice radio that's fun to build and use, but it's no Drake, and certainly not on par with any of the modern radios.

I'm not trying to discourage you from building one. On the contrary, I strongly recommend that you do. I just don't want to create unrealistic expectations.

Darrell, WA5VGO

On 7/11/2011 10:43 PM, rick darwicki wrote: Anyone know how the old HBR-16 compares to modern radios and/or tube Drakes? Worth building one? Ted Crosby was my elmer back in the day and that receiver was sure better than my RME-69 Thanks Rick, N6PE

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