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 Post subject: RBA/RBB/RBC Radios
PostPosted: May Mon 20, 2019 12:59 pm 
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I went to Dayton this year -- kind of..... I drove down on Wednesday and drove back on Thursday without every going to the Hamvention per se….. I met a fellow coming up from Florida bound for the Hamvention and took some great Navy radios off his hands in a shopping mall parking lot early Thursday morning!

I’ve always liked the RBA/RBB/RBC series radios. My dad brought one home when I was a kid many (many.....) moons ago. Back then I had no way to get any info on how to power it and it eventually went away…..

The picture of my shack shows my new RBA-1, and my existing RBB-5 and RBC-6 radios. The RBB-5 has been restored and is a great radio to listen to 75 M AM, CW, or just AM BCB cruising while working on radios. Next up is the RBC-6.

I have an all black RBC-2 and I brought back an all black RBB (pre -1) radio. A hanger queen RBB also followed me home as well as a second power supply. My existing RBB-5 is missing the tuning shaft for the Vernier control, and the hanger queen will supply that.

My plans (and we all know how plans go…..) is to use the RBA-1, RBB, and RBC-2 radios as my “WW II Years” Navy radio station. In the interim I’ll be using the RBC-6 and RBB-5 radios.

Now to find a nice era Navy transmitter to match……


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 Post subject: Re: RBA/RBB/RBC Radios
PostPosted: May Mon 20, 2019 2:57 pm 
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Congrats Mark! Nice, historic receivers that will certainly keep your
shop warm and house from floating away.
Steve

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 Post subject: Re: RBA/RBB/RBC Radios
PostPosted: May Mon 20, 2019 11:30 pm 
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You now need to find a TCM-2 or better yet a TBL-13 transmitter ....WA7OPY


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 Post subject: Re: RBA/RBB/RBC Radios
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 8:32 pm 
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Or the TBY transmitter in 3 pieces I lugged all the way to Dayton.
(And back)
:cry:

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 Post subject: Re: RBA/RBB/RBC Radios
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Nice find Mark! This trio, like their RAK/RAL predecessors, only have one major fault which is their weight :)

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 Post subject: Re: RBA/RBB/RBC Radios
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 12:24 pm 
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Congratulations Mark!
I picked up a nice RBB and RBC from ARF member cl350rr several years ago.

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I later found an RBA to with them, but its not in as nice of condition.

zarco wrote:
....and house from floating away.
Steve


Its amazing they didn't keep Naval vessels from floating away :lol:

:wink: -Steve

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