[Boatanchors] Any Builders out There?

wb3fau55 at neo.rr.com wb3fau55 at neo.rr.com
Tue Nov 3 18:21:59 EST 2015

Well, Wilson,  no,  I am not HBing  anything  right now.  I have been mostly  a renovator, I did rework a Globe King 500B a few years ago.   must  have don e a pretty  good job, I am still using it.  I just  finished working on a HQ-120X,  an NC-300.  Now  working on a R-390A.  I also own a T-368F-running.  
  Age  here is 60,  still working  and looking  forward to retirement and working on my old junk. 73s Russ.
---- Wilson <infomet at embarqmail.com> wrote: 
> Apparently I have suddenly become old, or at least realized that I have.
I know dozens of hams, but I think I am the only one actually using anything HB, with the 
exception of a nice 1929 Hartley or two.

A good bit of my stuff was built (or misbuilt) by others, but I’ve rescued it from oblivion and made it work properly.
I enjoy making things work more than I like fighting pileups, but I do do some DXing and some ragchewing.

So who’s out there with HB gear, TX or RX?  
Who uses 4-125s, 813s, 810s, 807s, 866s, 814s, 6AG7s, 6L6s, or V-70s?
Who’s afraid of their power supply?
Any receiver builders (my weak point)?

Along with my boatanchors (Signal Shifters, 310-Bs, HROs, Drakes, Hammarlund, Heaths) I have some real ship anchors!
Also transformers I can’t pick up and gobs of small transformers and chokes.

Anyone with ideas about how to get rid of this stuff (when the time comes) so my heirs won’t have to?

Is there a retro equipment builder’s/operators group or list out there anywhere?
I could use some sympathy.

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