[Boatanchors] 160-10m Compact 160-10m Tube SSB Rig?

qrv at kd4e.com qrv at kd4e.com
Wed Apr 29 21:05:01 EDT 2015

I see the 20A at Hamfests - usually priced for collectors:

I do agree with your praise of the design and marketing.

It would not qualify as "compact" by my definition and is far more
complex than I'd like for the intended purpose.

A variable-carrier DSB exciter/transmitter would cover SSB & AM,
though some may object to DSB, most modern rigs can easily remove
the undesired signal.

Or, perhaps it's possible to add a switched filter following the
balanced modulator? I don't know ...

David KD4E

> On 4/29/2015 7:03 PM, 'qrv at kd4e.com' qrv at kd4e.com [Galaxy-WRL] wrote:
>> Did anyone make a compact 160-10m all-tube SSB or DSB transmitter,
>> or tx/rx, or transceiver, or even an exciter?
> The most popular transmitter fitting that description was the Central 
> Electronics 20A, although it took an external VFO and with 10 watts,  
> was intended for use as an exciter.   It was bandswitched 160-10, all 
> tubes, and would generate SSB, AM, PM, or CW and with any amount of 
> carrier.      It's a tribute to Wes Schum than so many were sold and 
> still survive and are in use even today.
> 73, Bob W9RAN
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