[Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10m Receivers for SSB?
agutfruc at chicagogsb.edu
Sat Jun 4 23:34:28 EDT 2011
The stock NC-183D did not even come close to the SSB capabilities of the 2B.
It was a great general coverage receiver of its day and it is dated back a
bit from the 2B. Mine has had the product detector mod (from electric radio)
done to it along with some other sensitivity mods (also from electric radio)
and it is a good performer. Each serves its own purpose.
The NC-183D is just a neat looking radio that performs very adequately on
the ham bands as modified and also serves as a general coverage receiver. It
is also noted for its great audio. I use it quite often for listening on the
ham bands. But for stability, overall ham performance and general ham SSB
listening the 2B is the winner.
From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of doc at kd4e.com
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10m Receivers for SSB?
Thanks! Very good info! We will have to compare notes.
Is the NC-183D as good of a SSB receiver as the Drake 2B, or even close?
Perhaps someone has a 2B and is looking for a Pierson KE-93 w/PS(s)?
> What a coincidence. I am currently refurbishing a CE 20-A and VFO. I also
> have the MM2 scope and a refurbished 600L linear. I was thinking of
> the 2B with it but I also have a mint refurbished NC-183D which has had a
> product detector modification and that would be more from the 20-A's time
> As far as the 2BQ and calibrator.... I have both. The 2BQ is not a "must
> have" but it looks real neat sitting next to the 2B. If you do a lot of CW
> work it then becomes more of a "must have." The calibrator is more of a
> "must have" in my operating experience.
> When you go to look for your 2B, just keep looking until you find one with
> the calibrator installed. They are ridiculously expensive when bought on
> ebay separately. One just went for over $100 dollars a while back.
> Regards, Alan, WB2FZC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net
> [mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of doc at kd4e.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:37 PM
> To: BoatAnchors
> Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10m Receivers for SSB?
> Are the 2BQ Multiplier and calibrator must-haves?
> Does it cover 160m or would a receive-converter be required?
> BTW: It will be paired with a CE 20-A and converted BC-458 VFO.
> > donroden at hiwaay.net wrote:
>> Drake 2B hands down
>>> Within the following parameters which would you list as
>>> the best Boatanchor receiver for SSB?
>>> 1. Medium-to-compact (less than 14" w, 10" h, 12" d).
>>> 2. All-tube.
>>> 3. Preferably double-conversion.
>>> 4. Good selectivity.
>>> 5. 160-10m coverage (Ham bands only OK).
>>> 6. Under $200. in good cosmetic and operating condition.
>>> I have a Pierson KE-93 w/AC& DC power supplies but even
>>> with a preselector I am not sure it can be coaxed
>>> into being a 'good" SSB receiver.
Thanks! & 73, KD4E
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