[Boatanchors] FS Elmac A-54-H AM Transmitter

Charlie Hugg k5mbx at suddenlink.net
Mon Jun 16 12:03:50 EDT 2014

FS Elmac A-54-H AM Transmitter. The Elmac A54H is a(AM) plate modulated
mobile transmitter manufactured in the early 1950's. They were VFO or
crystal controlled and covered five bands, four fixed and one assignable.
The fixed bands were 75, 20, 11, and 10 meters. Ham had the 11 meter
assignment in the early 50's. The assignable or "X" position on the band
switch could be field modified to any one of 160, 40, 15, or 6 meters. The
final tube is an 807 with push-pull 6L6 modulators. The A54 ran on nominally
500V at about 200 milliamps and a filament voltage of 6.3 or 12.6 volts. It
was a simple but rugged design and in good shape and properly aligned these
transmitters give excellent results. The A54H has a 6AU6 microphone pre-amp
for use with a high impedance crystal or dynamic microphone. This one comes
with the original manual, no power supply. It is in fair to good condition
cosmetically and in untested. Pictures available. I am asking $125 plus
shipping. Thanks, Charlie Hugg, K5MBX

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