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PostSubject: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:36 pm

Well apartment size, who can enlighten me on what I just broke my back, bringing home? Its one of those things, that I just had to have Very Happy











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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:45 pm

Well,........... it's one of those,eh ! Suspect


What's those stereo amps sittin' on the garage floor there ?

Anything we might be interested in ? bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:47 pm

A 50's low band FM VHF police, utility company, or other user base station rig.

Good for some parts, especially the cabinet and meters. Make a great home for a big ham AM rig.

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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:53 pm

Johncb wrote:

What's those stereo amps sittin' on the garage floor there ?

Anything we might be interested in ? bounce

Ah stuff that was paid for and never picked up. There is lots of stuff I am sure you guys would like. I usually get the smalls together and do a post in the classified section, but with the move and everything haven't had time to gather up the smalls.


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A 50's low band FM VHF police, utility company, or other user base station rig.

Good for some parts, especially the cabinet and meters. Make a great home for a big ham AM rig.

Carl


Thanks, do you think it is good for anything, as a whole? Think theres any value to it, as a whole? I paid so little for it that its something cool to keep in the garage, its a conversation starter. Everyone at the sale I got it from kept asking me what it was.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:54 pm

Looks like it could be dangerous.

Careful wit dat ting now. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:15 pm

I don't know what it is but there must be 500 tubes in it. BTW-your garage looks alot like mine does right now. A good cleanup is on the list here before winter sets in.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:29 pm

They had one of these as a prop in the 1955 Highway Patrol series.



Who knows, it could even be THE one they used in the series.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:37 pm

After blowing up the pix and looking closer it may be high band VHF as I can see the tuned plate lines for the 4-125A finals.

A ham could convert that part to 2M use and use some of the power supply items.

Personally I dont see much of use except maybe the 866A rectifiers the 5R4WGB potato mashers, whatever tubes are in the mid level driver tube cages and what I mentioned above. I converted a FAA amp with 4-125A's to use with a 2M FM rig decades ago and still use it once in awhile.

There might be a few other tubes for radio work but you wont know until you look at them.

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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:50 pm

'Sensicon' rcvr in that puppy. That was a darn good receiver in its day. Those goldish color cylinders on the right are part of a very high-quality RF bandpass filter.

I built our first 2M repeater for our club back in the 70s and used one of those receiver strips. Also used that same cabinet. Different xmtr, though.

What you have JJ was a fine piece of work in its day. Nowadays you can get the same thing that clips on your belt - well, more or less. I don't know if folks still buy that kinda stuff except for salvage. ie, the cabinet might be worth more than the guts.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:52 pm

Eric h wrote:
They had one of these as a prop in the 1955 Highway Patrol series.



Who knows, it could even be THE one they used in the series.

Cool, I wouldn't doubt it. After I bought it and we were moving things away from it there was a 1200$ price tag on the side of it. Can't imagine it ever being worth that, but that could be the reasoning for the high price.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:56 pm

jeez jason-your garage has twice the crap it had the last time i was there-keep the garage lights on,cuts down on the cross breeding! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Just a repost so I can click off that "Notify me when a reply is posted" nag.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:19 pm

You could probably use the cabinet for rack mount servers, routers, or some other computer equipment.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:11 pm

I picked up one of those similar about 15 years ago from a off-the-beaten track junk shop. 10 bucks to haul away. This was an old trucking company HF transmitter. I parted it out and made about 150 bucks off of it. Same design. Meters along top. The trannys and power resisters drew good money. All kinds of parts of interest to the homebrew set.

I was gonna build a CW transmitter out of the parts but that went to wishful thinking list. Finally got rid of everything but the cabinet. Heavy sucker. It went to salvage yard for 15 bucks.

Fun to play with when I was younger and could heft big crap like that around.

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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:21 pm

Looks like an early version of an interociter. I would probably fiddle around with that until I got bored. Then I would strip it of useful parts, ask the wife if she wants it for any reason (of course NO) then take it to the dump OR if I was bored and wanted to be sneaky, leave it in the middle of a parking lot somewhere at 3am. clown
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:28 pm

and paint "telephone" on the top. Doctor Who's travel vehicle. The cheap model. afro

and then sit back with a camera and take pictures..........heheheh!
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:43 pm

Plug it in, turn it on, and key the mic, just to see what the hell happens. Cool

Actually it probably isn't a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:48 pm

No it's a great idea, don't you have any sense of adventure and fun??

Plug it in now, see what happens. Wyatt can always fix it later!! cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:32 pm

If I brought that home I would be shot by my wife.. BANG... dead. It is quite a manly device I would like to have in my garage though. Snap a beer open, and let the testosterone flow. Plug it in, (to your 150 amp main breaker) turn it on, burn the house down. geek

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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:35 pm

MarkPalmer wrote:
If I brought that home I would be shot by my wife.. BANG... dead.

-Mark-



You could be buried in it! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Something; The Size of a Fridge   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:59 pm

As a little kid my dad had an old Harris broadcast transmitter in the barn we used to screw around with and shoot with BB's, I remember helping him dismantle it and take it to the dump. There was a transformer in it that had to weigh 500 lbs. This sort of reminds me of it, although the Harris wasn't nearly as complex inside. On one hand you think some of these types of things should be preserved for historic reasons. On the other hand they take up a lot of space, weigh as much as baby elephants, and are virtually useless, so its a tough call.

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