Low Frequency Transmitter, New in Crate
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!
On Oct 12, 2009, at 6:37 PM, Frank Gentges wrote:
> 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:
>>> Check out the brand new 500 watt LF transmitter on eBay. See
>>> 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
>>> 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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