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jeepguy
03-31-2011, 09:26 PM
Picked these up at the Timonium MD Hamfest last weekend.

BC-342, with a number of Ham mods (70lbs with mount!). Supposedly it works but I yanked the rectifier
and am doing some upgrades. New electrolytics, new fuse holder, and a conversion to a 3 prong plug.
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/bc-342-1.jpg

1946 National NC-2-TSG Speaker
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/NC-2-TSG_Speaker-1.jpg

Larry

n1wbd
03-31-2011, 09:35 PM
True BoatAnchors Larry!! Glad to see that hopefully they'll be put back in to use. Good luck on the project.

73
Bob N1WBD



Picked these up at the Timonium MD Hamfest last weekend.

BC-342, with a number of Ham mods (70lbs with mount!). Supposedly it works but I yanked the rectifier
and am doing some upgrades. New electrolytics, new fuse holder, and a conversion to a 3 prong plug.
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/bc-342-1.jpg

1946 National NC-2-TSG Speaker
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/NC-2-TSG_Speaker-1.jpg

Larry

radio
04-02-2011, 10:51 AM
Funny you should mention "hamfests"......

I've always been a garage sale, yard sale, "deal finding" guy...but went to my first "small" hamfest today. My friend that encouraged me to get my license invited me to go. Found it amazing how much farther my money goes there, than at standard "regular" private sales. Met some very nice people, too...one private vendor who gave a pair of radios to a young man who was OVERJOYED to get them! I saw the boy's smile and conversation from across the aisle and asked the vendor. He figured that young man would remember "Hamfest" put on by the young people's amateur radio group in Lowell, MI today for a long time, and leave happy having attended, feeling good about "hams" in general. I think the guy's on the right track. Encourage young people. Period. Was nice to see and a good gathering. If I'd had a camera, that moment would have been the classic cover to a radio/ham magazine of years gone by. You had to see it to believe it. My finds were only an AM FM tuner I needed for my business, an AM radio for my collection at the radio station, and a "studio timer"...but.....it was much fun.

n1wbd
04-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Radio if you like the small hamfest you have to go to a larger one you'll be amazed at what you'll find.



Funny you should mention "hamfests"......

I've always been a garage sale, yard sale, "deal finding" guy...but went to my first "small" hamfest today. My friend that encouraged me to get my license invited me to go. Found it amazing how much farther my money goes there, than at standard "regular" private sales. Met some very nice people, too...one private vendor who gave a pair of radios to a young man who was OVERJOYED to get them! I saw the boy's smile and conversation from across the aisle and asked the vendor. He figured that young man would remember "Hamfest" put on by the young people's amateur radio group in Lowell, MI today for a long time, and leave happy having attended, feeling good about "hams" in general. I think the guy's on the right track. Encourage young people. Period. Was nice to see and a good gathering. If I'd had a camera, that moment would have been the classic cover to a radio/ham magazine of years gone by. You had to see it to believe it. My finds were only an AM FM tuner I needed for my business, an AM radio for my collection at the radio station, and a "studio timer"...but.....it was much fun.

jeepguy
04-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Funny you should mention "hamfests"......

I've always been a garage sale, yard sale, "deal finding" guy...but went to my first "small" hamfest today. My friend that encouraged me to get my license invited me to go. Found it amazing how much farther my money goes there, than at standard "regular" private sales. Met some very nice people, too...one private vendor who gave a pair of radios to a young man who was OVERJOYED to get them! I saw the boy's smile and conversation from across the aisle and asked the vendor. He figured that young man would remember "Hamfest" put on by the young people's amateur radio group in Lowell, MI today for a long time, and leave happy having attended, feeling good about "hams" in general. I think the guy's on the right track. Encourage young people. Period. Was nice to see and a good gathering. If I'd had a camera, that moment would have been the classic cover to a radio/ham magazine of years gone by. You had to see it to believe it. My finds were only an AM FM tuner I needed for my business, an AM radio for my collection at the radio station, and a "studio timer"...but.....it was much fun.

If you're in central Michigan, you're in reasonable driving distance to the Dayton Hamvention. Itsa bigun.

Dayton Hamvention 2011 - Global Friendship (http://www.hamvention.org/)

Larry

radio
04-03-2011, 10:52 PM
I hope to work it into the schedule. And, to take some "fun money" for it. Maybe not for just ham gear, but....for those "rare, fun finds." We all have our favorites
when it comes to electronics!

w6pea
04-03-2011, 11:14 PM
Boat Anchor for sure.

jeepguy
04-04-2011, 10:13 PM
Received parts today and finished putting the rectifier unit back together. Ran some tests and all was well. Brought it up slowly on the variac and when I reached 110v a resistor in the tube platform section started to smoke so back to the drawing board. I'm hoping it's just an out of spec resistor but time will tell.

jeepguy
04-04-2011, 10:42 PM
Here's the oldest BA I have, a 1940 Hallicrafters S-20R I refurbed last summer. I have since located all the correct knobs but am still searching for an original speaker.

http://www.satelliteguys.us/[IMG]http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/mys20r-4.jpghttp://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/mys20r-4.jpg
http://s863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/rocketeer_2010/Radios/?action=view&current=mys20r-4.jpg

jeepguy
04-22-2011, 04:45 PM
Hot diggety I found an original speaker for the S-20R! As soon as my surgeon (gall bladder removed this past Tuesday) clears me to start lifting more than 8-10lbs I'm going to tear into that one. The speaker is the last piece of the puzzle.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys