Low Frequency Transmitter, New in Crate

Frank Gentges fgentges at mindspring.com
Mon Oct 12 19:37:55 CDT 2009


This is your lucky day.  You Brits get all the breaks.

With careful examination of the pictures you will see a pair of handles 
going down each side of the front panel.  These handles qualify the 
transmitter, for Navy purposes, as a portable radio. If it is good 
enough for the Navy, it should be good enough for the airlines. You can 
treat it as a carry-on portable radio.  The airlines only concern is 
that you do not operate it during the flight as it might interfere with 
the sensitive navigation equipment.

To better prepare you for your purchase and journey, go to the Official 
Training Manual  at


This includes some procedure for maintaining the motor generator you 
will need to build. If you can build a crystal set you can build this as 
it is really simple.

Oh yes,  The kits were available from Fair Radio sales but the last ones 
were sold some years ago.

Frank K0BRA

Philip Miller Tate wrote:
> I was hoping to wait for the kit to become available, but I'll bring a 
> larger-than-usual suitcase out to Hamvention next year.
> Phil M1GWZ
> On 12 Oct 2009, at 20:43, fgentges at mindspring.com wrote:
>> tacoistas,
>> Check out the brand new 500 watt LF transmitter on eBay.  See
>> http://tinyurl.com/yju5myq
>> One item missing is the motor generator set that generates the high 
>> voltage with 220 volts DC input.  Its kinda like a dynamoter but bigger.
>> Here is your chance to get on LF without all the fuss and muss of 
>> building up a transmitter from scratch.  Just build a replacement 
>> power supply for the motor generator.  I bought an HF version of this 
>> in the '50s and put it on the air. It was brand new in the crate 
>> also.  A fun project for sure!
>> And how about that great looking power amplifier tube visible through 
>> the door on the front?  That is a radio that glows in the dark.
>> I will warn our European members that freight may be higher on the 
>> other side of the Atlantic.  Joe or Doug live close enough they could 
>> save the freight and pick it up.
>> Frank K0BRA
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