Low Frequency Transmitter, New in Crate

Joseph Bento joseph at kirtland.com
Mon Oct 12 21:54:39 CDT 2009

I can remember as a teenager with very little money ogling over the  
Fair Radio catalogue and seeing things like complete, tested R390s for  
about $295.  We just need to bring a late 70s / early 80s Fair Radio  
catalog up to present day!

Joe, N6DGY

On Oct 12, 2009, at 6:37 PM, Frank Gentges wrote:

> Phil,
> 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
> http://www.hnsa.org/doc/radio-tx/index.htm.
> 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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