[Boatanchors] Boatanchor Items FS

Ken Simpson, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 09:04:26 EDT 2014

Boatanchor and related items For Sale:
Vintage power supply, Communications speakers, Meters,
Antenna Tuners, Reference Books, Coax Switches and
Connectors, etc.

Vintage Icom IC-3PA Power Supply / Speaker:

The Icom IC-3 PA was originally designed to be used
with Icom's 10 watt 2 meter rigs, such as the IC-22,
IC-230, IC-22 S, etc. It produces 13 V DC at 3 amps,
and shuts down at 4.5 amps.

In addition to being a power supply, it also has a front
facing speaker in the enclosure. It is designed so that
the 2 meter rig sets on top of the power supply. It has
four lights for power, normal, warning, and over current.

This particular unit is in extremely nice condition.
The normal and power lights work. I don't know about
"warning" and "Over current", but I expect that they
do. I do not find any scratches on it.

With the paper work for $40.

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

Large 150 Volt AC Weston Analog Meter:

Weston Model 1934, 150 Volt AC meter
This meter is a nice large 3.5 inch modern meter.
The AC scale is expanded, so that 120 volts is
easier to read. This meter is new, never used,
still in its original box, complete with hardware.

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

Antenna Tuners:

All of these tuners are good for a 100 W HF rig. Although
they might be rated to take slightly more power (200 or
300 watts), they are not suitable for use with an amplifier.
All include a built in balun.

TenTec 291 Tuner
This is a "T" network tuner that uses a 47 tap rotary
inductor which permits almost infinite adjustment.
This one works fine and looks like new.
With paper work for $70.

Dentron "Jr Monitor" Tuner
Covers 160 thru 10 meters, and includes a relative RF
output meter.
This one works fine and looks great.
With paper work for $ 60

MFJ 945 Tuner
Includes wattmeter/SWR bridge.
It works fine and looks fine.
In its original box, with paper work for $55.

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

B & W 592 two position coax switch
This switch has the coax coming out the back, and it does
NOT ground the unused antenna.
This one is in nice electrical and mechanical shape. $30

B & W CS-3 G three position coax switch
This switch DOES ground all of the unused positions.
It has the coax coming out the rear of a rectangular box.
It works and looks fine. $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 B
With Center position that grounds both antennas. $18

MFJ 1702 C
As 1702 B, but with 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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