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 Post subject: Re: Using Vintage Ham Transmitters
PostPosted: Jul Thu 11, 2019 2:52 pm 
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Yes indeed! They can be acquired relatively cheaply and can be fixed and maintained without fancy tools. I used to have several all solid state transceivers and I also collect and restore Swan tube based transceivers. I got better signal reports from the Swan gear than any of the solid state rigs so I got rid of the SS gear. If you're into therapy then restoring and using old gear is great!


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 Post subject: Re: Using Vintage Ham Transmitters
PostPosted: Jul Thu 11, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Roger,

Man, what a great station. You've got some serious firepower there. I love Johnson equipment but I'm way below you on the totem pole. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Using Vintage Ham Transmitters
PostPosted: Jul Fri 12, 2019 11:33 pm 
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I was able to find another HT-32 today along with a HT-37 and four SX-101 receivers at a radio/TV repair shop about two hours from my home. Just have to come up with the cash to buy them. The back room of this place was amazing. Tons of old radios. Both tube and transistor.


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 Post subject: Re: Using Vintage Ham Transmitters
PostPosted: Jul Fri 12, 2019 11:42 pm 
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Sounds like you have a real opportunity there. The HT-37 is a phasing type transmitter and is capable of better audio fidelity than the filtered "32". SX-101s are Excellent receivers when they have been aligned carefully.

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 Post subject: Re: Using Vintage Ham Transmitters
PostPosted: Jul Sat 13, 2019 12:07 am 
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Oh I am going to move quickly to come up with the cash to make the purchase haha! This guy had a lot of Hallicrafters stuff in his back room. It was like I died and went to radio heaven!


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