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

qrv at kd4e.com qrv at kd4e.com
Thu Apr 30 07:17:43 EDT 2015

HX-50 looks promising but at 45 LBS, 9"h x 17.5"w x 9.5"d I'd sure
not want to be hauling it to Field Day, ARES/Emcomm tests, or to
show-off at Club meetings.

I'm begining to think that a converted Elmac AF-67 may be the
best choice.

I've looked at that before but am very uncertain I could make
the mods successfully.

Thanks - David KD4E

> There were very few early SSB rigs that would operate 160. In the
> 50's the Lakeshore Phasemaster II, Central Electronics 10A, 10B, and
> 20A could operate on 160M but by the time you added a receiver they
> were not very compact. Also the Hammarlund HX-50 has an option for
> 160. I can't remember if the 100 V could get down there.
> The British KW Electronics KW-2000 was a KWM2 "want-a-be"  and it
> could very well be the first all band transceiver with 160. Heathkit
> and Swan made a few 160M monobanders in the early 60's. I can't even
> think of an US made all tube transceiver that covered 160M  though
> the Drake C-line could go there. The 1969 Signal/One CX7A covered but
> it was a hybrid.
> We had a 160 Meter Vintage SSB net going last year and just for kicks
> I operated it with a Cosmophone 35 using a Dentron 160 XV
> transverter.
> Mark NU6X  Sedona, AZ
> On 4/29/2015 5:03 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?
>> Power output is unimportant.
>> I'm aware of the command set mod for 20/80m using a B&W 350 but am
>> looking for complete 160-10m coverage.
>> Or, is anyone aware of a modified or homebrew compact 100% tube rig
>> for SSB/DSB 160-10m?
>> Thanks - David KD4E


*David* KD4E
ARES-EC Bulloch County, Nevils, Georgia USA

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