Thursday, January 3, 2013

My tube rigs

I found a couple of color photos of my old antique replicas.  Below is the 6L6 transmitter, which had a power output of about 12 watts. I made my own plugable coil form out of a tube socket and PVC pipe.  It would run on 40 meters and 80 meters, with a change of coils.

Below is the regenerative receiver.  I sent my QSL card to a ham who did a magazine article about old rigs.  He sent me the old style vernier dial.  So this photo shows the rig as more realistic than the rig as shown on my QSL card, since the modern vernier dial is replaced by an antique vernier dial.  Using the plugable coil, the rig would work on 80, 40 and 20 meters.   I need to find the original magazine article I used for these rigs.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Ken, K3VV here.

    Enjoyed or QSO tonight, though I didn't hear much of it. :)

    You were louder on your next CQ then dropped out completely.

    I was running an Elecraft K2 at 5 watts into an OCF dipole at 40 feet. I have two of them at right angles.

    I"ve just started building a slat-board 6L6. I've got all the parts including vintage cloth-covered wire. I'm waiting for xtals and an RF choke, but will have those in a few days.

    I never did hear what your rig is. . You sounded very clear when I could hear you.

    Hope to catch you again.

    Bucks (Coopersburg) PA