[Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10m Receivers for SSB?

Wilson Lamb infomet at embarqmail.com
Mon Jun 6 17:58:40 EDT 2011

May not meet your size target, but R-4B is a good rx.
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Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10m Receivers for SSB?

> Thanks to all for all of the information!
> I have probably driven-up the price of a 2B out there even more!
> The challenges are to find a decent 2B, and finding one that is
> affordable.
> Best case would be to find someone who'd like to trade for my
> three pieces of Pierson gear.
> In a price, and feature, and appearance comparison between the
> 2B it wins on appearance, is a little better on features, but
> is way more costly to buy in the current market.
> If anyone hears of a decent 2B for sale or trade please let me
> know.
>> I vote for the 2B also. I had one for about 20 years back in the 60's
>> through the 80's, and it was a really good performer for SSB and CW, and
>> very reliable. I picked one up a while back that needed some work, but
>> now it looks good and works very well. I don't have the 2BQ or
>> calibrator though (and also didn't have either of them back in the old
>> days). I don't think they are absolutely necessary, but nice to have for
>> sure. The calibration is pretty good across most of the bands on my 2B,
>> except on 20 meters, it's a little off from the rest of the bands. I
>> just have to slide the dial scale to the right a little if I want it
>> right on.
>> I also have an NC-300, with AVC mods for better SSB reception. It's ok
>> for SSB, but not as good as the 2B, and not nearly as stable on the
>> higher bands.
>> I had an SB-301 with the CW filter a few years ago (paired with an
>> SB-401). It was a very good performer, but I don't think it was quite as
>> reliable as the 2B. Very stable and sensitive though.
>> 73,
>> Al, WA2AS
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