[Boatanchors] Small Tube-Type FM Transceiver?
gzook at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 29 23:57:39 EST 2014
Motorola actually had a battery pack for a 10-watt H31A-portable series that used 120-each "D" cell batteries!
During the time when I owned the Motorola reconditioned equipment for the south-central United States (from 1970 until Motorola went out of the reconditioned business in 1979), there were 3-such portable units that were received as trade-ins. Basically, the units were more like "little red wagon" mobile units! The relatively small portable unit sat on top of a very large battery box and, with the batteries installed, the unit was quite heavy.
Replacing the batteries was not an inexpensive procedure. There was a NiCad option so that the "D" cells didn't have to be replaced often. However, the ones that were received had carbon-zinc batteries installed and not NiCad batteries. Glen, K9STH
From: Robert <w4rl at bellsouth.net>
To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Small Tube-Type FM Transceiver?
Glen, we called the H models "Railroad Units" as that's where they were
used originally in service. I remember some came with the Bakelite
telephone handsets with a snap-in cradle. Robert W4RL
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