[Boatanchors] Motorcycle & public service portable tube rigs?
gzook at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 18 22:33:40 EDT 2013
Those were the original Motorola dispatcher radios and the very early "Handi-Talkie" radios. For example: D21A, D21AAT, D31A, D31AAT, P21A, P21AAB, D23A, D23AAT, D33A, D33AAT, P23A, P23AAB, P33A, P33AAB. Most of the units used a 2E24 as the transmitter final amplifier.
Those radios were too old to even consider reconditioning when I owned the Motorola reconditioned equipment center for the south-central United States (1970 - 1979 when Motorola went out of the reconditioned equipment business). However, we did get a lot of those radios that were "traded in" on new equipment. The radios were either destroyed or, during the mid to late 1970s, "ham saled" by Motorola every 3 to 6-months.
From: "qrv at kd4e.com" <qrv at kd4e.com>
To: BoatAnchors <boatanchors at puck.nether.net>; boatanchors at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:38 PM
Subject: [Boatanchors] Motorcycle & public service portable tube rigs?
Motorola (I think) and others made lunchbox size portable
and motorcycle-mounted 2-way radios that used pencil and
other low-voltage miniature tubes.
Anyone remember manufacturers and models?
Or is there a site I am not finding that lists them?
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