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 Post subject: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Oct Sun 01, 2017 10:00 pm 
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I'm looking for a manual for the Navy RBK-16, a very late (1952) version of the Hallicrafters S-36A. The manual number may be NAVSHIPS 91616.
This model differs from the RBK-15 in many ways that I am just starting to discover, a few include:
-Smooth Navy Gray front panel
-No Hallicrafters patent/Serial Number plate on rear of chassis
-Navy aluminum/orange data plate on front panel with low S/N (no H or HA serial number)
- Circular connectors for power in and audio out on aluminum plate where phenolic speaker terminal board was on earlier versions.
- Locations for two fuseholders on rear panel.
-Headphone jack moved to lower right front panel where previous models had fuseholder.
- Internal wiring thermoplastic insulated, harness tied with plastic lacing.
-Some Component numbers beyond the highest numbers in RBK-15
Assistance finding a copy or scan of the manual would be appreciated.
Thanks
Chuck K7MCG


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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Oct Mon 02, 2017 1:29 pm 
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FWIW Info from the USN ESO Catalog -
Contract NObs-52200, dated 6 January 1951 (RBK-16).
NAVSHIPS 91616, Technical Manual for Radio Receiving Equipment Navy Model RBK-16.
Federal Stock Number 5820-644-0953, Cost $650 without spares.

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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 12:11 am 
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bump, August 2018. Still looking for this manual with no success.


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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 1:06 am 
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I bet you have a pretty rare beast Chuck since by 1952 the basic S-36 design was very dated. Good luck on unearthing any documentation. I am happy that this RBK-16 has found a good home.

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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Jun Wed 12, 2019 3:09 am 
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bump - June 2019 - still looking.
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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Jul Mon 08, 2019 9:40 pm 
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bump July 2019. Still looking !


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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Jul Tue 09, 2019 5:56 pm 
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This copy is marked "RBK-15" on the cover page, but the content shows "RBK-( )" which caused me guess there's a chance there wasn't a specific complete manual for RBK-16 but NAVSHIP 91616 is this manual plus an addendum for the "-A" version of the same chassis number.
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Note that the 1958 document that lists reference material for this series of radio does not show a separate document for RBK-15.
http://www.navy-radio.com/rcvrs/ww2/rbk/rbk-spec-01.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Sep Wed 25, 2019 10:53 pm 
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navy-radio.com/rcvrs.htm Try this site look under receiver manuals ,shows a pdf manual for RBK-16...i HAD 3 s-36S over the years one was a FCC model the other a RBK-15 and one was a S-36A .Sold them all. :D

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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Sep Wed 25, 2019 11:09 pm 
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Thank you, SPRMAN ! I didn't realize that Nick had added this rare manual to his catalog. It isn't cross referenced to his page on the radio, yet.

I had several radios from the S-27, RBK family and didn't keep them because there wasn't much to listen to. Finally got one more, to pair with my BC-1032 panadaptor. Even if that's an Army panadaptor with a Navy radio, they both share the same manufacturer and odd 5.25 MHz IF frequency, so they will just have to get along....
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Chuck McGregor K7MCG


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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Sep Thu 26, 2019 3:32 pm 
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Glad to help i have a S-36A here now i listen to FM on it and aircraft works pretty good.Army panadaptor working with a Navy radio haha!Enjoy your radio and panadapter! :D

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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Sep Thu 26, 2019 5:08 pm 
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K7MCG wrote:
Thank you, SPRMAN ! I didn't realize that Nick had added this rare manual to his catalog. It isn't cross referenced to his page on the radio, yet.


Sorry, Chuck, I had forgotten you were looking for one - I scanned that manual in late July I think. I did list it on my "What's New" page at
http://www.navy-radio.com/new.htm
I don't generally add the manual links to the equipment photo page, but just put it on the applicable "equipment manuals" page -
http://www.navy-radio.com/manuals-equip.htm
Oh yeah - if you see an "o" in the notes column that means I have an original - if there is no scan and you need one, send me some email and I'll move it up in the stack.

If I had a LOT more time/energy, I guess I should propagate the manual links to the photos pages, but at least they are scanned and on line somewhere.
And I am looking at 375 lbs of Navy manuals that I recently got.... Too many projects! Way too many projects!
Cheers,
Nick

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 Post subject: Re: RBK-16 version of S-36A
PostPosted: Sep Thu 26, 2019 5:59 pm 
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Nick great page thanks for all the work on your site!Has helped me out a lot!Great stuff on there :D Angelo

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