[Boatanchors] Boatanchor items FS
Ken Simpson, W8EK
kenw8ek at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 19:33:41 EDT 2014
Boatanchor items For Sale:
Power Supply for tube type transceivers, Bird Wattmeter,
High Power Antenna Tuner, Boom Mic/Headset, Speakers, Low
Pass TVI Filters, Coax Switches, Coax Connectors, HF
Antenna, Tubes, Crystals, and more
Eico 751 AC power supply / Speaker:
This power supply is used with tube type transceivers. It
includes a speaker as well as the power supply in a very
nice cabinet. It was designed to be used with the Eico 753
transceiver, but can be used with most any of the tube type
rigs from the 1960's and 70's.
The manual says it provides the following voltages:
750 V DC at 300 ma High Voltage
280 V DC at 170 ma Low Voltage
-100 V DC at 5 ma for bias
12.6 V AC at 4 amps for filaments
This supply comes from a silent key estate; I am sure it has
not been used for years. I do not have a rig to test it, but
would expect it to work fine, but the filter capacitors likely
will need to be replaced, as is the case with any of the units
of this vintage.
With manual for $125.
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
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. $165.
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!
Note that this is the "Super Super Tuner" with two "Super's".
Dentron also made a tuner with only one "Super" that is only
rated at 1500 watts. There is a big difference!
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.
Telex CM-1320 S Boom Mic / Headset:
The CM-1320 consists of a single "over the ear" headphone,
and a boom microphone. There is a PTT switch in line on
With this set, you can have hands free operation, if you use
VOX, or you can use the PTT switch in line.
For the headphone portion, this set presently has an RCA phono
plug with a mono 1/4 inch adapter (although other adapters
could be used), and a round 4 pin mic plug, which can
obviously be changed if desired. Wire color codes will be
provided with the unit.
This one works fine and looks fine. $25
Telex Model 610-1 Mono Communications Headphones:
The Model 610 Headphones are sold as aviation headphones.
They are the type that completely covers both ears. They
are 600 ohm impedance, which is just right, since for most
rigs when they are plugged in, the volume does not need to
be adjusted. They will not "blast your ears off."
Since they are designed for communications, they have a MONO
1/4 inch plug on them, which is what most rigs require.
This particular pair works fine and looks very nice.
No problems. $15
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
Similar to SPB-5 above, but is considered a noise
cancelling speaker. 10 Watt rating. Still in original
box, new. $18
Realistic 21-549 A
Appears to be the same as SPB-5 above, but with a Radio Shack
label. Also includes gimbal mount. $12
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
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.
The fact that it is adjustable, means you can get rid of
more TVI, and it is rated to handle higher power than most.
A real win-win situation. $30 or 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.
VanGorden "Shorty All-Bander" Dipole Antenna:
This antenna will cover from 160 thru 10 meters, including
the WARC bands, and will handle 2 KW PEP, and is only about
70 feet long. It has heavy #14 wire, plus 100 feet of low
loss 450 ohm balanced line. It includes a center insulator
with a screw eye for support. It requires an antenna tuner.
It can be installed as a dipole, or can be used as an inverted V.
This one is new, unused, still in its original plastic bag,
complete with instructions.
From the information with it, it sold originally for $60.
Buy this one for only $40.
Coaxial Antenna Switches:
All work fine, look fine, and use SO-239 connectors.
B & W Model 550 A Coax Switch
This model will switch up to 5 antennas, and does NOT
ground unused antennas. Coax comes out the side, like
spokes of a wheel.
It will handle the full legal limit. $35
SCP Comm Switch SC-40-AS Coax Switch
Three position antenna switch in rectangular box.
Connectors on the back. In original box. May be new. $24
Two position "Strip Line" Coax Switches:
These switches utilize metal cavity construction for max efficiency
and high isolation. Isolation is better than 50 dB at 300 MHz
with low insertion loss less.
All are two position and are typically rated for 2500 W PEP,
and good to 600 MHz.
Diawa CS-201 - $20
Opek CX-201 - $20
MFJ 1702 C - With center position that grounds both antennas,
and added lightning protection. $25
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.
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
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.
Antenna Center Insulator
No balun in this one. It is just the center insulator for
a dipole, with an SO-239 connector to connect your coax.
This one has stainless steel hardware, and appears that
it might not have ever been used. It still shines! $8
Note: All tubes are NOS (New, but Old Stock).
Dual Triode Tubes:
Several of each available.
12 AT 7 - $8 each
12 AU 7 - $8 each
Several of each available.
7A8 - $4 each
7B4 - $4 each
7C5 - $8 each
7F7 - $8 each
7K7 - $6 each
7N7 - $9 each
7Q7 - $5 each
0 Z 4 - $5
1B3 - $1
5Y3 - $12
5Z3 - $12
5642 - 10,000 PIV, w/ wire leads - $5
Amperite Ballast tubes: $8 each
Several of each available.
Crystals for Ham Bands:
All of the following crystals are in standard FT-243 holders.
Frequencies are in KHz.
10 meters - Actual crystal is 7 MHz range, which multiplies
times four to give 10 meter frequencies.
7325 (29.3), 7375 (29.5), 7395 (29.58), 7400 (29.6), 7404 (29.615),
Six meter crystals
8 MHz fundamental multiplies times six to give 6 meters.
8354 (50.124), 8375 (50.25), 8480 (50.88), 8410 (50.46),
8475 (50.85), 8500 (51.0), 8575 (51.45), 8600 (51.6), 8620 (51.72)
Two meter crystals
8 MHz fundamental multiplies times 18 to give 2 meters.
8073 (145.314), 8075 (145.35), 8138.46 (146.49), 8152 (146.74),
All crystals are $8 each.
The following are crystals in HC-6 holders.
These are the metal holders about the size of
a postage stamp, and 1/4 inch thick. They are
often used as heterodyning crystals in many rigs.
Of course they can be used for other purposes.
Note that some of these are in the 40 meter ham band,
and could be doubled for 20 meters, tripled for 15
All frequencies are in MHz.
0.250, 1.000, 2.166, 3.579, 6.0966, 6.1225, 6.347,
6.352, 6.392, 6.56625, 7.0944, 7.1111, 7.19666,
7.1985, 7.2362, 7.2833, 7.9682, 7.980, 8.138462,
8.23333, 8.2793, 8.73647, 10.245, 11.6629,
12.000, 15.000, 26.540, 26.645, 26.750, 27.065,
27.350, 29.942, 30.464, 30.790, 32.500, 34.120,
38.666, 38.940, 39.000, 42.700, 43.320, 44.500,
45.000, 46.000, 46.700, 49.900, 50.900, 51.050,
Crystals are $8.
All of these are in FT-243 holders.
Frequencies are in KHz.
2118, 2158, 2182, 2390, 2638, 2738, 2905, 3029.2,
3295, 4035, 4080, 4240, 4280, 4397.5, 4580, 4635,
4500, 5437.5, 5633.33, 5655.55, 5677.77, 5700,
5722.22, 5955, 6422.2, 6444.4, 6559.1, 6583.33,
6665.55, 6625, 6661.1, 6590, 6660, 6750, 6900,
7875, 8000, 8152, 8716.7,
I also have a 50.275 MHz small crystal
installed in an FT-243 case.
These crystals are $5 each.
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, etc.
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.
Prices do not include shipping from Florida.
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
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