[Boatanchors] Boatanchor Items FS
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Fri Jul 10 17:05:37 EDT 2015
Boatanchor Items For Sale:
Gonset 2 meter Communicator IV Transceiver, "Micro Match"
SWR Bridge, various tubes, Low Pass TVI Filters, Power
Supplies, Coax connectors and adapters, and more
Gonset 2 meter Communicator IV:
This vintage unit is in extremely nice condition. I brought
it up slow on a variac, and all is well. No hum evident!
The receiver works as it should. I listened to a local net using
a dummy load. The transmitter puts out just under 15 watts.
Cosmetically, the unit is extremely nice. No major defects,
although I will guarantee you will find some dust.
This one includes the 120 V AC power cord, paper work, and a
spare final tube (remember when we all kept a spare final "just
Only $125. Pick up near Ocala FL would be great, but it can be
shipped if needed, which is obviously not included for $125.
M C Jones "Micro Match" MM-1:
The "Micro Match" is one of the very, very early SWR bridges.
It is made by M C Jones Electronics of Bristol, Conn. I do not
know the exact vintage, but would guess in the 1940's or 50's.
The MM-1 is certainly related to the more common Model 261,
262, and 263 units. Paper work from them is included, since
they are similar.
This unit has both SO-239 and BNC connectors on each side, in
parallel, so that either can be used. A toggle switch is on top
(for forward/reflected power, I assume), with a range switch on
the left, and SWR adjust control on the right, and the meter in
Own this vintage piece of equipment for only $25.
Homebrew 3 to 150 MHz SWR Bridge:
This unit will cover the HF bands (not including 160 meters), and
also 2 meters and 6 meters. It is a well constructed homebrew unit
measuring about 4 x 4 by 2 1/2 inches (plus knob and connectors).
SO-239 connectors are on the side.
It works fine and looks fine as well. $12
Transmitting Tubes and related items:
All of the following are NOS (New, old stock) to the
best of my knowledge. The silver plating on some items
is dark due to normal oxidation.
Eimac SK-606 Chimney, New, in box.
For 4CX150, 250, 300, 350, etc. $20
Johnson 124-110 socket
For 4CX150, 250, 300, 350, etc. $25
Eimac 4X150 A tube - $15
Eimac 4-250 tube - $40
Fits same socket as 4-400, 3-400, 3-500, etc.
Set of four Sweep Tubes for linear amplifiers:
I have a set of four 6MJ6 / 6LQ6 / 6JE6 sweep tubes. These
tubes are used in many linear amplifiers, such as the Dentron
GLA-1000 and the Ameritron AL-84, among others. These tubes
are getting harder and harder to find!
Solid State 5U4 Rectifiers:
These are solid state replacements for 5U4 vacuum tube
rectifiers. Basically it is a glob of epoxy with an
octal base to plug into the original 5U4 socket. The
silk screen on the base says "S-5U4 Silicon Rectifier
Two are available for $15 each.
Low Pass TVI Filters:
A low pass TVI filter is added to the transmitter to reduce harmonic
interference. All of these have SO-239 connectors in and out, and
are 50 ohm filters.
This cylindrical low pass filter has a cut off frequency of 45 MHz,
75 db attenuation, and is adjustable. Rated at 1000 W AM, or 5000 W
PEP SSB. It is adjustable so you can get rid of more TVI, and is
rated to handle higher power. A real win-win situation. $30
B & W 425 (same as FL-10/1500)
Cuts off just above 10 meters, and handles 1500 Watts.
Newer case style, $30.
Older, more rugged copper style case, painted gray. $35
This filter may also be used on the low end of six meters, as well
as on HF. It is good for 1000 W below 30 MHz, and about 200 W up to
52 MHz. $30
It says that the 3 db cutoff frequency is 43 MHz, and that it is
especially useful for Channel 2 and 5 interference. It also says
it is rated at 1000 Watts, but it looks more like 500 to 600 Watts
Not much info other than it says for use from 0 to 30 MHz, and it
is rated at 1000 Watts. Again, I would say 500 to 600 watts. $18
Para Dynamics PDC 1089
This filter is rated at a full Kilowatt, up to 30 MHz. In 5 x 6 x 2
inch black box, instead of a long enclosure. $22
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 has had the filter caps replaced. Measured voltages
are 10 to 15% higher than the listed values, likely because I
tested it under no load, since I have no rig available.
With manual for $120 plus shipping from Florida.
Of course pick up would be great.
Kepco Variable Bench Power Supply:
This is an ideal bench power supply! It is a Kepco Model ABC
40-0.5, which means that it will produce from zero up to 40 V
DC at up to 1/2 amp. Great for the bench.
The voltage is adjustable with a 10 turn pot from close to zero,
up to about 40 volts. There is a fairly large analog meter that
reads the voltage. There is also current limiting built in that
is adjustable from about 100 ma to up to about 700 ma. The same
meter that reads voltage can be switched to read current, or
short circuit current (the point that the current limit is set).
In addition, there are connections on the back to allow remote
sensing and remote programming. This is a quality regulated
This particular unit works 100%, and looks extremely nice.
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.
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 and one male $5
UG-175 reducing adapters for PL-259 for RG-58 $.50
BNC HT to PL-259 adapter (BNC male to UHF female) $5
BNC female to UHF male (reverse of above) $5
BNC male for coax cables $2
BNC L elbow, right angle $3
BNC double female $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, etc.
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400
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