Boatanchors
Gonset GSB-100This is the Gonset GSB-100 single sideband transmitter. Gonset had these in production from 1958 to 1962. It is a 9Mhz phasing type sideband transmitter using a single 6DQ5 output tube. It looks impressive but is a bit under powered given typical sideband transmitters of that time. Gonset did have a matching linear amp to go with it called the GSB-101 using four 811As. The Gonset company was started by Faust Gonset and based in Burbank California. Although this is a HF transmitter, Gonset was better known their line of VHF equipment. This particular GSB-100 is in need of repairs right now but I hope to have it back on the air soon.

Collins 75A-4If you are like most people the first question that comes to mind when you see this particular radio is "What happened?" Well, this Collins 75A-4 receiver belonged to an elderly radio design engineer who was consumed with a particular design improvement he was working on. It was so important to him that it would have made the difference between living in poverty and have a relatively nice retirement. With so much riding on the success of his design, it is easy to see why he would sacrifice his 75A-4 to prototype his design. Unfortunately, the design didn't workout as well as he thought and eventually the receiver ended up with me. You can Click Here to see the photos of the receiver in the "as found" condition. With all the additional circuitry removed the 75A-4 is now receiving fine. The only thing left to do to restore this receiver is to find a replacement front panel from a junker.

Hallicrafters SX-28The Hallicrafters "Super Skyrider" SX-28 and the later SX-28A are classic boatanchor receivers. Built between 1940 and 1944 they were used by both the FCC and military as well as many radio amateurs. Noted for their frequency stability and excellent audio, the SX-28 is a great addition to the shack. The SX-28 also requires a sturdy support since they weigh in at 75 lbs. They are a general coverage receiver covering 550 Kc to 43 Mc and have a bandspread tuning for 10,20,40 and 80 meters. Their only drawback is the need to have their capacitors replaced due to age. If your SX-28 is not re-capped now, it will soon need to be, as does this one. This SX-28 did however come with the matching PM-23 speaker, which makes the receiver seem a little more complete.





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This page last updated 5 February 2001