[Boatanchors] Boatanchor and related items FS

Ken Simpson, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 15:32:27 EDT 2014

Boatanchor and related items For Sale:

AC Line monitor voltmeter, 6JS6 Tubes, HyGain Digital
Rotor Control, Wattmeters, Antenna Analyzer, Communications
speakers, Noise Filter/Surge Supressors, Low Pass TVI
Filters, Coax Switches and Connectors, etc.

Large 150 Volt 3.5 inch Analog Meters:

Triplett 330 G, 150 Volt AC meter
This meter is a nice large analog 3.5 inch modern meter,
ideal for monitoring the incoming line voltage in your
It is in the proverbial "black box" 4.5 x 4 x 3 inches
in size. It appears that the SK owner painted a cardboard
box black to house the meter. You may or may not want to
use the box, but the meter itself is great.
With line cord for $30.

Weston Model 1931, 150 Volt DC Meter
This meter is similar to the one above, except it is for
DC instead of AC, and is the meter only.
It is new, in its original box, with hardware. $20

Pair of 6JS6 Tubes:
These are NOS (New, but old stock) RCA 6JS6C tubes.
They were originally used for spares for a Yaesu FT-101,
but were never used. Of course they can be used in other
rigs as well.

Please note that these are NOS tubes, and not some pulls
that have been tested. $60

HyGain DCU-1 Deluxe Digital Rotor Control Box:

The innovative DCU-1 Pathfinder Digital Rotor control unit
gives you automatic operation of your brake and rotor. It
has computer control with RS-232 pass through and is compatible
with many logging and contest programs as well. It has 6 presets
for your favorite beam settings, 1 degree heading accuracy,
automatic 8-second brake delay, and 360 degree choice for
center of rotation. It operates at 110V.

The DCU-1 digital rotor control unit is compatible with the
T-2X, HAM-IV, and HAM-V families of rotators.

This unit works fine and looks fine as well.
Paper work is included for $450.

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 great shape.

The meter works well. $175

50 H Element for Bird Wattmeter
This measures 50 watts full scale over the HF spectrum
from 2 to 30 MHz. $65

Buy both of the above together for $225.

VHF Wattmeters:

The first two of these have sensors that may be separated
from the meter.

Drake WV-4 Watt Meter
This wattmeter covers from 20-200 MHz, and has full
scale readings of 100 W and 1000 W.
It has type N connectors in and out.
This one works fine and looks like new. No scratches.
With paper work for $80.

Heath HM-2102 VHF Wattmeter/SWR Bridge:
The HM-2102 covers 50 to 160 MHz, with 250 and 25 watt
scales. It can be used to check SWR. SO-239 connectors
in and out.
This particular meter works great, looks great, and
includes paper work for $45.

MJF 812 B VHF Wattmeter SWR Bridge:
The MFJ-812 B measures forward / reflected power and
SWR. The wattmeter measures power on two scales, 30 Watts
and 300 Watts. It is designed for 2 meters and 220 MHz,
but can be used down to 21 MHz. It includes a field strength
It works fine and looks fine. With paper work for $25.

MFJ-207 HF Antenna analyzer:

The MFJ-207 10-160 Meter Antenna SWR Analyzer gives you
a direct readout of your antennas SWR without the need
for formulas or indirect readings. The MFJ-207 can also
be used to adjust a tuner to match your antenna without
the need for transmitting.

The frequency coverage for the MFJ-207 is approximately
from 1.75 MHz to 30 MHz in five bands. This provides a
very smooth reading of SWR at high frequencies.

It has a jack for an external frequency counter. The
MFJ-207 uses a 9V battery and measures 7½ H x 2½ W x 2¼ D

This one works fine and looks really great. It is still in
its original box, with paper work for only $75.

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. $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.

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

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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