[Boatanchors] Boatanchor items FS

Ken Simpson, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 15:26:07 EST 2013

Boatachor type items For Sale
including Hi Z Desk Mics, Communications Speakers,
SWR Bridges, Wattmeters, Antenna Tuner, Low Pass TVI
Filters, Tubes, Hybrid Coupler, Coax Switches, Antenna
Connectors, and more

Astatic D-104 "Lollypop" Desk Microphone:

The D-104 is a high impedance microphone that matches many
of the older rigs, and is often seen pictured with them.
It looks somewhat like a giant chrome plated lollypop,
stuck into a gray base. The chrome PTT switch is a bar
that is parallel to the "stick" of the lollypop.

This particular D-104 works fine and is in good condition.
With paper work for $60.

Yaesu YD-148 Dual Impedance Desk Microphone:

The Yaesu YD-148 is a very nice "gooseneck" type desk microphone.
It has both high and low impedances, which can be selected by a
switch. This means it can be used on some of the older rigs
requiring a high impedance mic, or with the more modern rigs
needing a low impedance mic.

This particular mic has had the mic element replaced with a
Heil HC-4 element, which is the "DX" element that Heil
designed for superior audio punch to get thru pileups.
These elements are no longer available, but are worth
$50 for just the element.

This particular mic is in very nice condition. It works 100%.
At the present time, it has an 8 pin connector, wired for
Kenwood, on it, which of course can be changed. $85

Communications Speakers:

Realistic 21-549 A
This speaker is about 4 inches square and about 2 inches
deep. It is rated for 5 watts, has an 8 ohm impedance, and
is listed as a 300 to 3000 Hz frequency response, making it
ideal for communications. It has a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) mono
plug, as used by most modern rigs. Gimbal mount included.
It is black in color, looks great, and sounds great. $15

Vanco SPB-5
Appears to be the same at above, but with a Vanco label.
Also includes gimbal mount. $15

Heath AM-2 HF SWR Bridge:

This HF SWR Bridge matches the DX-40, although it can be
used with any HF transmitter. It is about 8 inches wide
and 4.5 inches high, with the meter in the middle, and a
gray colored knob at each side near the bottom. It covers
160 thru 2 meters and will handle full power.

This particular unit works fine and is in very good shape.

Paper work is included for $25.

HF and VHF SWR Bridges:

Royce 2-100 Single Meter SWR Bridge / Field Strength Meter
This unit covers from 3 to 150 MHz, covering HF,
6 meters,and 2 meters. SO-239 connectors in and out.
This one works fine, and looks extremely nice. I do not see
any scratches on it, but it does have a previous owner's
name on it.
In its original box with original instructions. $25

Monarch FSI-3
Appears to be the same SWR Bridge as above, but with a
different faceplate and model number. No original box
or instructions on this one. $18

MFJ 949 E HF Antenna Tuner:

The MFJ-949E deluxe 300 watt Versa Tuner II gives you full
coverage from 1.8 to 30 MHz, with a peak and average reading
cross-needle SWR/power meter. It features a custom designed
inductor switch, 1000 volt tuning capacitors, Teflon insulation
washers and proper L/C ratio to ensure arc-free operation with
up to 300 Watts. MFJ's Cross-Needle Meter shows you SWR, forward
and reflected power simultaneously. It reads both peak and
average power on 300 or 30 watt ranges. A dummy load is built
in. It includes an 8 position antenna switch for the two coaxial
cables and one random wire or balanced line, in addition to
the dummy load.
It needs 12 V DC to illuminate the meter.

This is the current model that MFJ is selling. This particular
unit works fine, and looks great. With paper work for $95.

Wall Wart for above. $12

But both above for $105.

MFJ 815 B Cross Needle Peak Reading HF Wattmeter:

The MFJ-815B cross-needle meter allows you to monitor both
forward and reflected power, and SWR simultaneously. There
are buttons to select either Peak or Average reading and
power ranges of 200/2000 watts forward and 50/500 watts
reflected. Frequency coverage is 1.8 to 60 MHz, so it covers
6 meters in addition to the HF bands, making it ideal for
some of the new rigs that include 6 meters.
The peak reading function of this meter and meter light
require external 12 V DC.

This particular unit works fine, and looks very close to new.
With paper work for $65.

Heath HM-2141 Dual Meter VHF Wattmeter / SWR Bridge:

The HM-2141 is the VHF version of the more popular
HM-2140 wattmeter and SWR Bridge, and has the same
features, except it covers from 50 to 175 MHz.

This is the wattmeter that has two meters on it, so it
reads both forward and reflected power at the same time.
It also has a "Peak" position, so it can capture the peak
power, in essence reading PEP output. Forward scales
are 30 or 300 Watts, and reverse are 10 W or 100 W,
plus SWR scale. It covers 50 to 175 MHz. It needs a 9
volt battery for "peak" operation. It has a remote
sensor with about 3 feet of cable.

This particular meter works 100%. The outer case (top
and sides) is black hammertone, and looks very nice.

With paper work for $85.

Low Pass TVI Filters:

A low pass TVI filter is added to the transmitter to reduce
harmonic interference. All have SO-239 connectors, are 50
ohm filters, and include paper work.

This first one works on 6 meters as well as HF:

Drake TV-1000-LP Low pass TVI filter
This is the filter that may also be used on the low end of six
meters, as well as HF. It is good for 1000 W "average" below 30
MHz, and about 200 W up to 52 MHz. With paper work for $25.

Others for HF only:

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.
In very nice condition, it looks very close to new. $40.

Johnson 250-20 Low Pass Filter
This is a 52 ohm cylindrical low pass filter with a cut
off frequency of 45 MHz and 75 db of attenuation.
It is rated to take 1000 Watts of AM, or 5000 Watts
PEP SSB. With mounting bracket. $30

Para Dynamics PDC 1089
This filter is rated at a full Kilowatt, up to 30 MHz.
5 x 6 x 2 inch black box, instead of the more familiar long
enclosure. It looks like new. $25

Bencher YA-1, high power, low pass TVI filter
If you need a more heavy duty filter for the output of
your amplifier, this one is ideal. It will take full legal
power plus, and has at least 80 db signal attenuation at
TV channel 2. This one is still in its original box.
Bencher currently sells these for about $90. Only $60.


Note: All tubes are NOS (New, but Old Stock).

Dual Triode Tubes:
Several of each available.
12 AT 7 - $8 each
12 AU 7 - $8 each

Rectifier tubes:
0 Z 4 - $5
1B3 - $1
5Y3 - $12
5Z3 - $12
5642 - 10,000 PIV, w/ wire leads - $5

Amperite Ballast tubes: $8 each
Several of each available.

Loctal tubes:
Several of each available.
7A8 - $4 each
7B4 - $4 each
7C5 - $8 each
7F7 - $8 each
7K7 - $6 each
7N7 - $9 each
7Q7 - $5 each

1620 - selected, low microphonic metal 6J7 - $8

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/output 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.
No scratches.

With paper work for $100.

Coax switches:

B & W 550 A 2 Coax Switch
This coax switch will switch between two different coaxial
cables, such as two antennas, or switch one antenna between
two rigs. It has SO-239 connectors.
Although this one is an older switch, it is also more heavy
duty, and will easily handle 1500 watts.
This one is in its original box, and obviously works well and
looks great also. $22

Workman CX-3, three position coax switch
It looks new, also in its original box. $15

GC 2 position coax switch
This one looks like new, but no original box. $12

Coaxial Lightning Arrestor:

This lightning arrestor is made to be inserted in to
your coaxial feedline, to help reduce lightning damage.

Cushcraft LAC-1
No markings on this to confirm the model number, but it
looks like the Cushcraft "Blitz Bug".
It has an SO-239 on one end and a PL-259 on the other end
(female UHF on one end and male on the other).
Simply unscrew the PL-259 on your coax, insert this
lightning arrestor, and you are all set. $10

Coax connectors and adapters:

Prices are per connector.
Several of each are available.
Most are unused.

SPECIAL: Buy 5 and take 10% off.
Buy 10 or more and take 20% off.

UHF Right angle 90 degree elbow connector $3

UHF double female "Barrel connector" $3

UHF "Bulkhead Connector" - Double female, as above, but for
mounting thru a window, siding, etc. about 3 inches long $6

UHF double male connector $3

UHF "T" connector with two female (SO-239) and one male
(PL-259) connection $5

Antenna adapter to fit the BNC connector on the HT
and provide an SO-239 connector that will permit
a PL-259 to be attached. (BNC male to UHF female) $5

UHF Male to BNC female $5

BNC male for coax cables
standard type $2
crimp on type $3

Chassis mount BNC female
square mount (uses 4 screws) $3
screw in type $3

BNC "T", two female and one male $3

20 meter trap:

This is an LC "Trap" to eliminate 20 meter interference.
Nominal frequency is 14.250 MHz, but it has a variable
capacitor to adjust it for best signal rejection. It
is in a minibox about 5 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, with
an SO-239 connector on each end. It looks as if it
would handle 100 watts, but not a linear amplifier.

A note on it says "14.250 MHz Trap. Use on 10 m and 15 m"

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, various transceivers,
HF and VHF/UHF antennas, etc.
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400

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