[Boatanchors] Signal Shifters

Ray, W4BYG w4byg at att.net
Sat Sep 19 17:18:01 EDT 2015

I have a .jpg schematic for a Signal Shifter with one OD3 regulator and 
another with an OD3 and a OA3 regulator.  I also have a couple of old 
QST copies on reducing TVI.  Plus a copy of*the original  "INSTRUCTIONS 

All is in electronic format.  Is that of any usefulness to you?
Ray, W4BYG

On 9/19/2015 4:37 PM, Wilson wrote:
> I haven’t bothered anyone about Shifters in a while, but getting ready for the CX event tomorrow (classicexchange.org) got me going again.
> I just got my new 1949 model on the air and it will be the chirp heard round the world tomorrow, 20m.  That makes FIVE!
> Now to the question:
> Does anyone have early (1938) Shifter literature?
> I have all QST ads, but need a manual from the early model, not so much for info, since the circuit hardly changed through three models, but to complete my “collection”.
> Also, I know the very earliest model had NO VR tubes, because I have a blurry picture of one, and that there was a model with ONE VR tube.  All mine, even 1938, have two VR tubes.  Does anyone have info on when VR tubes were added and if model numbers changed?  Of course there is no model number on any shifter!  Considering how voltage sensitive the Shifter oscillator is WITH VR tubes, it must have been a terror with none!
> So, all you shifter lovers, please check if you have manuals and/or pictures of the earliest models, with no or one VR tube.
> I’ll have three on CX tomorrow, so listen around .045 on 20, 40, and 80.  I say around because I never know quite where I’ll be!
> I’ll also have  a TX few have ever heard.  You’ll have to hear me on 40 to find out what it is.
> 73,
> Wilson
> W4boh
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