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 Post subject: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
PostPosted: Feb Thu 13, 2020 8:03 pm 
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WHAT went in the other side?? One side has the proper fitting for "command sets."
This was used in some sort of 14VDC navigation package for later era aircraft.

I'd like to find the box that mates to this side... otherwise I will have to make
up a chassis with the proper chassis fittings to mate with it.

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
PostPosted: Feb Fri 14, 2020 12:20 am 
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Pete, check the latest issue of Electric Radio, which I figure you get. Big piece on ARC with a bunch of pix. Your answer may be there somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
PostPosted: Feb Fri 14, 2020 2:37 am 
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This was a post war VHF-AM radio set that was used well into the 1960's.
I've got one here. The unit on the left is a Q5'er (190-550 KC or similar)
that was used as the IF/AGC/audio. The other unit was a VHF down converter.
The plugs on the back for the VHF converter are unique.

There may have been a different (navigation) set as well but the rack you have
appears to be identical to the VHF receiver.

Let us know if you find out more.
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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
PostPosted: Feb Fri 14, 2020 3:39 am 
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It is a R-23/ANC-5 beacon receiver, similar to the BC-453. I own several. Although that section accepts the receiver, I am pretty sure it is an anachronism sitting in there. The rack is for 14 volt gear. There was a ARC -5
14 volt navigation RX: http://www.bwgsurplus.com/catalog/produ ... cts_id=133
the R-148/ARC-5X is what I suspect is the correct RX for that rack.

But, I am trying to find what component fits the other slot? It is some sort of Navigation converter, but i'd like the model number.

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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
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AN/ARN-30A, AN/ARN-30B, and AN/ARN-30C -- the B-13 ARC Converter fits.

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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
PostPosted: Feb Fri 14, 2020 8:46 pm 
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It was some converter
No problem really
Remove both of those plugs. rewire the rack , perhaps repaint it WWII black and manually plug another radio in PLUS you have a spare plug.
For a working display, could not tell the difference


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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
PostPosted: Feb Sun 16, 2020 3:27 pm 
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Yes, it was a navigation converter. I was going to use that bay for a Q-5er converter (home brew.) I located a guy that has a junker chassis that
will mate with the side of the rack and if we can come to reasonable terms I'll use that as a foundation for my project.

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 Post subject: Re: E-17 Aircraft Radio Corporation navigation rack...
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Finally getting some feedback as to the history of this rack, and found a guy who had a junker navigation converter.

It is going to be gutted and converted into a more modern Q-5er converter design for 160, 80, 40 and 30 meters
to work with the R-23 as a tunable IF.

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