[Boatanchors] Boatanchor items FS

Ken Simpson, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 16:34:09 EDT 2014

Boatanchor and related items For Sale:
Bird Wattmeter, Very heavy duty antenna tuner,
Communications speakers, Noise Filter/Surge Supressors,
Low Pass TVI Filters, Reference Books, Coax Switches
and Connectors, etc.

Bird 43 Watt Meter:

The Bird 43 is an insertion type RF watt meter, designed
to measure RF power and load match in 50 ohm coaxial
transmission lines. It is intended for use with CW, AM,
FM, and TV modulation. It measures power from 100 mw
to 10KW, depending on the element used. The meter provides
direct readings in watts with an expanded scale for easy
reading. The scale is graduated for 25, 50, and 100 full
scale. Elements are available in a variety of power, and
frequency ranges.

This particular meter is model 4300.21 manufactured in
March 1957, so it is the older, well constructed model.
It has "N" connectors, with the leather handle, which
is in good shape.

The meter works well. $175

Large 150 Volt 3.5 inch Analog Meter:

Weston Model 1931, 150 Volt DC Meter
This meter is a large 3.5 inch analog 150 Volt DC
meter, and is the meter only.
It is new, in its original box, with hardware. $20

Dentron Super Super Tuner High Power Antenna Tuner:

Dentron made a very heavy duty antenna tuner. It covers
from 160 meters thru 10 meters continuously, including the
WARC bands, and includes a balun that is also very heavy
duty. This is one of the most rugged tuners available.

The super super tuner is rated at 3000 Watts and a real brute.
I don't think there is a heavier one made! Unless you are
running far more than legal power, you do not need to worry
about this one!

This one works fine and looks extremely nice. At first glance,
you would think it was new, but there are a couple of very
light scratches that can be seen if the light is just right.

With paper work for $225.

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. $12

Vanco SPB-5
Appears to be the same at above, but with a Vanco label.
Also includes gimbal mount. $12

Vanco SPB-6
Similar to SPB-5 above, but is considered a noise
cancelling speaker. 10 Watt rating. Still in original
box, new. $18

APC "Pro 7" Noise Filter and Surge Suppressor:

This unit has 7 outlets, with a 6 foot cord, and provides
surge suppressor for your equipment. It also provides
noise filtering / EMI / RFI suppression of 60 db. There
is $75,000 worth of insurance included. It comes with a
lifetime warranty, and I think this is APC's "Top of the
line" unit.

Detailed specs can be found at

This one appears to be new, unused, in its original box.

Only $18.

Noise Filter and Surge Suppressor:

This unit is still in its Radio Shack (#61-2327) box, never
used. It says it is for a notebook computer, but it can be
used with anything. It has connections for a computer network
(LAN, RJ-45 connector), the AC power, and for phone lines
(RJ-11 connector), and provides noise filtering and surge
suppression on each. It even includes $25,000 insurance
against surges. Maximum power rating is 1875 Watts, or 15
amps. Noise filtering is listed at 40 db.

This unit is new, in its original box, with its original
paper work. $15

Low Pass TVI Filters:

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

Johnson 250-20
This cylindrical low pass filter has a cut off frequency
of 45 MHz and 75 db of attenuation, and is adjustable.
Rated at 1000 Watts AM, or 5000 Watts PEP SSB. $30
With mounting bracket, $35.

B & W 425 (same as FL-10/1500)
Cuts off just above 10 meters, and handles 1500 Watts.
Newer case style, $30.
Older, heavier copper style case, painted gray. $35

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 long enclosure.

Reference Books:

Reference Data for Radio Engineers:

This book published by Sams/ITT is similar to an
ARRL Handbook, but in more depth and detail.

This book is loaded with tables and charts necessary in
communications. Excellent resource book when looking for
data, from the acoustic spectrum to radio wave propagation.

Sixth Edition printed in 1978.

This one is hardback, and it is in excellent condition,
close to new. The cover does not even appear to be worn.
Only $70.

Terman Classic Engineering Book:

Radio Engineering by Terman
McGraw Hill Electrical and Electronic Engineering Series
Third Edition, 1947 - close to new condition
Hard bound - $28

B & W Coaxial Antenna Switches:

All have SO-239 connectors, and will handle full legal power.

B & W Model 550 A coax switch
This model will switch up to 5 antennas, and does NOT
ground unused antennas. It has the coax coming out the
sides like spokes of a wheel.
This one works fine and looks fine as well. $40

Two position "Strip Line" Coax Switches:

These switches utilize professionally engineered all
metal cavity construction for maximum efficiency and
high isolation. Isolation is typically better than
50 dB at 300 MHz with insertion loss less than 0.2 dB.
All are two position and use SO-239 connectors, are
50 ohm impedance, are typically rated for 2.5 KW PEP,
and good to 600 MHz.

All work fine and look extremely nice.

Diawa CS-201 - $22

Opek CX-201 - $22

MFJ 1702 C - With center position that grounds both antennas,
and added lightning protection. $25

Coaxial Cable with "N" Connectors:

This cable has a male "N" connector on each end.
It is about 60 feet long.

The coax is labeled 50-2 V, which is slightly
larger in diameter than RG-8 X, but not quite
as large as RG-8.

This piece is in extremely good condition, with heat
shrink around the connectors for strain relief.

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.

I also have a variety of "N" connectors available.
What do you need?

UG-175 reducing adapters for PL-259 connectors to
use with RG-58 $.50

UG-176 reducing adapters for PL-259 connectors to
use with RG-8 X or RG-59.
Amphenol, still sealed in the package $1
Loose, not in package $.50

Amphenol crimp type PL-259, sealed in package $3

UHF double female "Barrel connector" $3

UHF "Bulkhead Connector" with mounting hardware
Double female, about 2 inches long $6

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

BNC HT to PL-259 adapter.(BNC male to UHF female) $5

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

Chassis mount BNC female
square mount (uses 4 screws) $3
Amphenol screw in type, sealed in package $4

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

Type "N" Coax connectors:

I have a bag of used type "N" coax connectors. Some have
short pieces of RG-8 in them, and some do not.

There is a total of 11 regular male straight connectors.
There is also one right angle connector, and one that is
some sort of T.

$5 for the assortment.

Ham Radio Amateur "Flying Horse" Callbooks:

All are in extremely nice condition, close to new,
unless listed otherwise. CDs are original, in their
original cases, in like new condition.

Buy two, three, or four of any of my books and take 10% off.
Buy five or more and take 20% off.

1995 North American "US" Callbook with over
700,000 listings, including Canadian - $8

The following Callbooks are on CD, and are $12 each:
Summer 1999 - International and North American
Summer 2001 - International and North American, w/maps
Winter 2003 - International and North American, w/maps

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, HF, VHF and UHF rigs, HF
and VHF/UHF antennas, and many miscellaneous accessories.
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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