Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR Receiver in the 60s

HBR Receiver Web Site

This site includes links to 100+ photos of various HBR Receivers ..... under construction, in use today, and in use years ago.

These are the tube type HBR-14, HBR-16, HBR-8, HBR-11, HBR-12, and HBR-13C receivers originally published in QST. Parts, and sometimes entire receivers, can be found at swapfests, on e-Bay, and through the various internet reflectors. There is an HBR Receiver reflector on Allan Waller's qsl.net server. The HBR Receiver Web Site has an abundance of information for those interested and details on how to join the HBR reflector. The "Hints & Kinks and Construction Notes" section includes useful data, applicable to ANY tube equipment.

Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) HBR 16 Receiver



QST ArticlesTube Lineup Specifications Hints and KinksPicture/Data Links Questions

K5BCQ's HOMEPAGE

For those of you interested in the HBR Receivers presented in several QST construction articles from the late 50s until the late 60s (and in The Radio Handbook, 17th Edition), this Web Page is for you. Thanks to Lorne Barber (VE7BOX) and Bob Cole (W4RLC), who are both longtime HBR Receiver (and homebrew) enthusiasts, for providing motivation and information to get this site started......Kees Talen (K5BCQ).

If you would like to see this site expanded to include other great homebrew tube receivers such as the HB-67, DCS-500, etc. feel free to submit information to me for posting on this site ...pictures, construction information, etc.

Many radio amateurs, over the years, have enjoyed building/using their own transmitters/amplifiers built from construction articles in QST, CQ, the ARRL Handbook, RSGB Handbook, The Radio Handbook, etc. The one homebrew item usually missing was a really good double conversion CW/SSB/AM receiver with excellent sensitivity and selectivity that could be built/used with reasonable skills, at low cost, and with readily available tools. The answer in the late 50s and early 60s was the "HBR Receiver" and according to letters received by the original designer, Ted Crosby (W6TC-SK), the design proved very popular and several hundred were built worldwide. You probably think "...maybe great in 60's but why consider building/using one now ?" ....well, because it's a really good receiver (plenty of 50's and 60's tube gear is still in use on the air today), it's personally satisfying to build your own, and some of us just "wanted to build one" in the 60's....but never did. We now have the Internet to help locate unique parts and share ideas....and, as indicated below, there are plenty of substitute parts available today to enable YOU to build one of these excellent HBR Receivers.

A "HBR Receiver Data & More" CD is now available for $10 postpaid in the US and Canada and for $12US postpaid worldwide. You can order one from me directly or contact me .....K5BCQ (OK in any callbook, via k5bcq@arrl.net, or QRZ.com).

The bottom line is that parts are available, it's a great "hands on" learning/teaching experience, and it's fun. This is a quote from Darrell (WA5VGO) who, in December 1999, is very enthusiastic about his newly built HBR-12.... "This is the most complex and rewarding project in my 30 some years of ham radio. The newer hams that aren't interested in this aspect of amateur radio are really missing out on the best part". I agree.

There were several versions of these very popular homebrew receivers and several hundred were built worldwide. Most were built and worked very well, some had problems, some were never completed, all were probably interesting/fun experiences. The first was the HBR-14 published in the July 1957 QST, followed by the very popular HBR-16 in October 1959 QST, the HBR-8/11 in March/April 1963 QST, the HBR-12 in April 1964 QST, and the HBR-13C in October 1965 QST. There was also the "Deluxe HBR Receiver" (and matching SSB transmitter) in the 1967/68 (17th Edition) Radio Handbook by Bill Orr. In addition, several articles covering HBR Receiver improvements and add-ons (by Alex Stewart-SK (WA4ZNI) and Bill McKay-SK (W7QBR) to name just two) were published in QST.

The HBR Receiver schematics as originally published in the various QST construction articles are now available online. See the Picture/Data Links section for specific ones. Rather than squeeze them down to one scanner page, they are enlarged to 125% on two pages for easier reading.

We're interested in your stories about the HBR that you were planning to build, built and used, or the one you are still using. We would like to know your perception of how well it performed, problems you had with construction, calibration, etc. If you have one, light em' up again and have some fun. We would also like to hear about any correspondence that you may have had with Ted Crosby, Alex Stewart, or with Ed Kent, the compiler of the original "HBR Notes". Much of this correspondence has surfaced (thanks to all who have made it available), indicating design improvements well into the late 60s and this data has been scanned/posted for everyone to read via the HBR Receiver Picture/Data Links section of this Web page.

If you are currently interested in building one of these fine receivers we invite you join the HBR Receiver reflector at Scott Neader, KA9FOX, QTH.NET. There are no fees, although Scott would appreciate donations to support his online hardware/software. We're just a group of HBR enthusiasts that help each other locate and obtain the necessary parts, share construction hints, etc. If you would like to subscribe to the HBR reflector or take a look at the archived HBR reflector data to see what is discussed, click on Subscribe HBR or Retrieve HBR reflector data. After subscribing, you will be on copy for all messages distributed through the reflector, just like the Hallicrafters, etc reflectors. A number of very experienced people, familiar with today's homebrewing challenges and HBR Receivers in particular, are on the reflector and would be more than happy to help YOU.

If anyone has a photograph of Ted Crosby or Alex Stewart (maybe working on their HBR receivers) we would sure appreciate a copy to post on this web site.


QST Bibliography of HBR Articles

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One of the first steps in building one of these receivers is to obtain the applicable literature. Construction information was contained in: several QST articles (listed below), large schematics and personal notes made available by Ted Crosby (W6TC-SK), an EXCELLENT 30+ page package of "HBR Notes" made available by Ed Kent (K8EML) .....now available Online (see the Picture/Data Links section), fullscale drilling templates of the front panel and chassis made available by Nelson Beals (W1MUZ), and various construction notes by others. The net is that a number of "Elmers" jumped in and volunteered their time to help others build this receiver. Copies (hardcopy) of all the information are available to you today via the folks on the HBR reflector. If you need it, just ask.

1957 Jul p.11 Ham-Band 14 tube Double Conversion Receiver HBR-14 (9 page article)
Aug p.10 feedback
1958 Feb p.49 Technical Correspondence on the HBR-14
Apr p.46 Technical Correspondence on the HBR-14
1959 Oct p.11 The HBR-16 Communications Receiver (8 page construction article)
Nov p.32 Info on the type 1461 Tuning Capacitor
1960 Apr p.35 Notes HBR-16
May p.44 feedback
Jun p.62 HBR-16 Receiver in Retrospect
Dec p.36 Using the 7360 in the HBR-16
Dec p.45 Phone Reception
1961 Jun cover QSL cards from several HBR-16 builders
Jun p.18 HBR with the Eddystone Dial (4 page HBR-16 by Alex Stewart)
Jun p.21 HBR-16 Product Detector
1962 Jun p.59 6BY6 Product Detector
1963 Jan p.36 Added Versatility for the HBR-16 (6 page HBR-16 by Bill McKay)
Feb p.15 The Ubiquitous HBR (1 page of photos of Hemenway's HBR-16)
Mar p.11 The HBR-8 Communications Receiver (10 page construction article)
Mar p.75 feedback
Apr p.37 The HBR-8 Becomes the HBR-11 (6 page construction article)
Apr p.42 Modifying the HBR-11 for AM Phone
May p.19 feedback
Jun p.168 feedback
1964 Apr p.35 The HBR-11 to Date [HBR-12] (6 page construction article)
May p.23 feedback
Jul p.59 Tech Correspondence
1965 Oct p.11 HBR Developments [HBR-13C] (8 page construction article)
1967 Jun p.74 Parasitics in the HBR Receiver
Jul p.42 Audio Selectivity for the HBR
1969 Feb p.20 T-Notch for the HBR


Note: The 1967/68 17th Edition of The Radio Handbook by Bill Orr (W6SAI) has a 16 page construction article on "The Deluxe HBR Receiver" (and a matching SSB transmitter).


HBR Receiver Tube Lineup

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This is a comparison showing the tube lineup in various HBR Receivers. Since these are homebrew, a builder could/did make changes as well as implement the many published enhancements and add-ons as shown in the HBR Bibliography. You will notice that the later designs are physically smaller (but my fingers are still the same size) and use fewer tubes while retaining the same function through the exclusive use of newer, multi-section 7 and 9 pin miniature tubes.

FunctionHBR-14HBR-15HBR-16HBR-13CHBR-12HBR-11HBR-8
7/57none (5)10/5910/654/644/633/63
RF Amp6BA66BA66BJ61/2 6AZ81/2 6AZ81/2 6AZ8none
1st (HF)Osc6C46AU66BH66BH66BH61/2 6U81/2 6U8
1st Mix6AH66AH66BC56BC51/2 6U81/2 6U81/2 6U8
1st IF 1610KHznonenonenone6BJ6nonenonenone
2nd Osc 1675KHz6C4------------
2nd Osc 1700KHz--6C46C4--------
2nd Osc 1710KHz------1/2 6U81/2 6U81/2 6U81/2 6U8
2nd Mix6AH66AH66BC51/2 6U81/2 6U81/2 6U81/2 6U8
2nd IF 75KHz6BA66BA6----------
2nd IF 100KHz----6BJ66BJ66BJ66BJ66BJ6
3rd IF 75KHz6BA66BA6----------
3rd IF 100KHz----6BJ66BJ66BJ66BJ6none
Det(AM/CW/SSB)1/3 6SQ71/2 6H6----------
Prod Det(CW/SSB)none (1)none6BE6 (2)6BY66BY66BY66BY6
Inf-Imp Det(AM)----1/2 12AU71/2 12AT7none (3)none (3)none (3)
BFO6C46AU66BH66BH66BH66BH66BH6
AVC/AGC1/3 6SQ71/2 6H61/2 12AU7Diode1/2 12AT71/2 12AT7none
S-Mtr Amp6C46C46CB61/2 12AT71/2 12AT71/2 12AT7none
1st Audio1/3 6SQ76AG56C41/2 6CX81/2 6CX81/2 6CX81/2 6CX8
Audio Out6V66V66AQ51/2 6CX81/2 6CX81/2 6CX81/2 6CX8
Cal Osc6AU66AU66BH61/2 6AZ81/2 6AZ81/2 6AZ8none
Rect5V4 (4)5V4 (4)5V4 (4)Diodes5V4 (4)5V4 (4)5V4 (4)
V Reg0D30D30A20A20A20A20A2



NOTES:

  1. Several HBR-14 receivers were upgraded by adding a 6BE6 Product Detector and replacing the 6SQ7 with a 6SN7 wired for the Infinite-Impedance Detector and AVC diode function. This was described in the HBR-16 article.
  2. Ted Crosby later modified the HBR-16 to use the 6BY6 Product Detector because of overload with the original 6BE6 circuit. The 6BE6 overload could, however, be minimized by component value changes as described in the "Hints and Kinks" section (below).
  3. Many HBR-11 and HBR-12 designs were modified (article in April 1963 QST) by replacing the tube performing the AGC function (1/2 12AT7) with a diode and using that 1/2 12AT7 for an Infinite-Impedance Detector for AM reception.
  4. The 5V4 was replaced by diodes in many units to reduce power consumption and heat (good idea on any new construction).
  5. Don Knotts provided a copy of the HBR-15 schematic as was provided to Bob Eckart (and several other HBR-14 builders) by Ted Crosby, May 2nd 1958. This design was replaced by the HBR-16 and was never published.


HBR Receiver Specifications

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The specifications on your receiver may vary because of differences in design and construction, but this is an example of data taken from Bill's (W7QBR) HBR-16 receiver described in the Jan 1963 QST article:

Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR Receiver

SENSITIVITY (50 Mw output, normal selectivity (no Q-multiplier), test signal modulated at 30%):


Chart showing dBm-power-microvolts for a 50 ohm receiver input

dBmpowermicrovolts (rms)
-134.93.2E-170.040
-133.05.0E-170.050
-131.47.2E-170.060
-130.19.8E-170.070
-128.91.3E-160.080
-127.91.6E-160.090
-126.22.4E-160.110
-125.42.9E-160.120
-124.13.9E-160.140
-122.95.1E-160.160
-121.96.5E-160.180
-121.08.0E-160.200
-120.19.7E-160.220
-119.01.3E-150.250
-118.01.6E-150.280
-116.92.0E-150.320
-115.92.6E-150.360
-114.93.2E-150.400
-114.13.9E-150.440
-113.05.0E-150.500
-112.06.3E-150.560
-111.07.9E-150.630
-110.01.0E-140.710
-109.01.2E-140.790
-108.01.6E-140.890
-107.02.0E-141.000


SELECTIVITY

NOISE FIGURE : 4.5db or less

IMAGE REJECTION : 72db or greater

AGC : Audio Output increases 10db for Input increase from 50 to 50,000 Microvolts

AC POWER : The HBR-16 Receiver draws approx. 80 watts


HBR Receiver "Hints & Kinks and Construction Notes"

TO GO TO THE HINTS & KINKS, JUST CLICK ON THE ABOVE TITLE

(To add your HBR "Hints & Kinks", join the reflector (see above) and post them. I'll add your "Hints & Kinks" on the next update and give you credit.)

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Contents

  1. Safety
  2. Where to find HBRs
  3. Circuit Corrections/Improvements
  4. Suggested receiver Build/Debug sequence
  5. Receiver Design Additions/Improvements
  6. Receiver Stability
  7. Imroving HBR Sensitivity
  8. Improving HBR Selectivity
  9. Tuning accuracy....how to reduce "backlash"
  10. Adding a custom S-Meter
  11. General capacitor characteristics
  12. Finding defective capacitors
  13. Cleaning contact surfaces
  14. Cleaning chassis surfaces
  15. Tube testers
  16. Tube testing
  17. Crystals
  18. Use of ceramic sockets
  19. Making coil forms
  20. Coil repair
  21. Coil winding
  22. Coil holders
  23. A few notes on IF Transformers
  24. Substitute 100Khz IF Transformers
  25. Substitute 1610Khz IF Transformers
  26. Repairing IF Transformers
  27. Checking IF Transformers
  28. J.W. Miller BFO Coil
  29. J.W. Miller tuning capacitors
  30. Substitute tuning capacitor
  31. Tuning dial mechanisms
  32. Tuning dial improvement
  33. Replacing dial faces
  34. Substitute audio output transformers
  35. Cabinets and Chassis
  36. Paint and Labels
  37. Parts sources

Links to Collection of HBR Receiver Pictures/Data

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If you find something you can't get to please send me a note at k5bcq@arrl.net

The items marked with a "**" are temporarily not available due to changing host servers (it's tough to find a free lunch out there).



  1. HBR-14 Receiver schematic page 1
  2. HBR-14 Receiver schematic page 2
  3. HBR-16 Receiver schematic page 1
  4. HBR-16 Receiver schematic page 2
  5. HBR-16 Receiver coil data
  6. W7QBR Improved HBR-16 Receiver schematic page 1
  7. W7QBR Improved HBR-16 Receiver schematic page 2
  8. HBR-11 Receiver schematic page 1
  9. HBR-11 Receiver schematic page 2
  10. HBR-11 Receiver modifications and HBR-12 circuit page 3
  11. HBR-11 Receiver coil data
  12. HBR-13C Receiver schematic page 1
  13. HBR-13C Receiver schematic page 2
  14. Original Ed Kent (K8EML) HBR Notes (37 pages)
  15. HBR-13C Notes (9 pages)
  16. HBR letters to Ted Crosby (W6TC-SK)
  17. HBR Correspondence from Alex Stewart (WA4ZNI) (3 pages)
  18. Improved HBR Hartley HF oscillator details (12 pages)
  19. HBR Coil Winding information (7 pages)
  20. HBR Voltage Chart by Bill (W6HHT) (1 page)
  21. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) Original HBR-14 front view (provided by Don Knotts W7HJS)
  22. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) Original HBR-14 rear view (provided by Don Knotts W7HJS)
  23. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) Original HBR-14 chassis view (provided by Don Knotts W7HJS)
  24. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) HBR-16 front view from the QST article
  25. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) HBR-16 top view from the QST article
  26. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) HBR-16 chassis view from the QST article
  27. closeup of Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) HBR-18? receiver purchased from his family by Bill Zavatsky (K3QEQ) and later sold to Owen Laughlin (KA8CXK) in 1981. Any idea who has it ?
  28. Ted Crosby's (W6TC-SK) HBR-18? receiver purchased from his family by Bill Zavatsky (K3QEQ) and later sold to Owen Laughlin (KA8CXK) in 1981. Any idea who has it ?
  29. Front cover of the June 61 QST showing QSLs from some of the HBR builders ....your QSL up there ?
  30. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) HBR-16 receiver top view
  31. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) HBR-16 slide rule dial detail
  32. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) HBR-16 panel with velvet vernier
  33. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) other HBR-16 parts receiver
  34. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) other HBR-16 parts receiver chassis view
  35. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) DCS-500 front view, bought at Shelby NC Hamfest
  36. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) DCS-500 top view, bought at Shelby NC Hamfest
  37. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) DCS-500 side view, bought at Shelby NC Hamfest
  38. Bob Duckworth's (WB4MNF) DCS-500 bottom view, bought at Shelby NC Hamfest
  39. Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR-16+ station in college
  40. Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR-16+ from the QST article
  41. Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR-16+ front panel
  42. Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR-16+ chassis view
  43. Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR-16 station in college
  44. Bill McKay's (W7QBR) HBR-16 with coil drawer
  45. Kees's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 "movie space station" prop
  46. Kees's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 "movie space station" prop
  47. Kees's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 "movie space station prop"
  48. Kees's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 "movie space station prop"
  49. Kees's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 "movie space station prop"
  50. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 front view and coils
  51. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 top view and coils
  52. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) HBR-11 chassis view
  53. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) HBR-16 front view (original builder Robert "Frosty" Laughlin K6HVN)
  54. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) HBR-16 rear view (original builder Robert "Frosty" Laughlin K6HVN)
  55. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) HBR-16 chassis view (original builder Robert "Frosty" Laughlin K6HVN)
  56. Kees Talen's (K5BCQ) Hallicrafters S-119 Kitchen Radio <8-)
  57. Robert "Frosty" Laughlin's (K6HVN) HBR-16
  58. HBR-16 "red wire special" in use by a young Bill Zavatsky (K3QEQ) and later sold to KA8CXK along with Ted Crosby's HBR-18?
  59. HBR-16 on reflector being swapped for a unique CW key by Don (K8MFO)
  60. HBR-16 on reflector being swapped for a unique CW key by Don (K8MFO)
  61. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 and coils
  62. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 top view and coils
  63. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 chassis view
  64. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 2sp drive, rear detail
  65. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 2sp drive, front detail
  66. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 coil holder
  67. Norm Deemer's (WA5HPJ) HBR-16 cover build detail
  68. Al Bernard's (NI4Q) HBR-16 front view
  69. Al Bernard's (NI4Q) HBR-16 top view
  70. Al Bernard's (NI4Q) HBR-16 front view showing coils
  71. A young Al Bernard (then WA2JTN) at the switch
  72. Dave Ellison's (WB7AWK) HBR-16 front view (original builder Richard Battle W6SBC)
  73. Dave Ellison's (WB7AWK) HBR-16 rear view (original builder Richard Battle W6SBC)
  74. Dave Ellison's (WB7AWK) HBR-16 chassis view (original builder Richard Battle W6SBC
  75. Mike Sanders' (K0AZ) HBR-16 side view (original builder K5ZFA)
  76. Mike Sanders' (K0AZ) HBR-16 front view (original builder K5ZFA)
  77. Mike Sanders' (K0AZ) HBR-16 back view (original builder K5ZFA)
  78. Bill Hillard's (K6OPZ) Deluxe HBR chassis view
  79. Bill Hillard's (K6OPZ) Deluxe HBR front view
  80. Bill Hillard's (K6OPZ) Deluxe HBR top view
  81. Bill Hillard's (K6OPZ) Deluxe HBR high resolution top view
  82. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-11 chassis view (original builder Thomas Filieo K1CAP)
  83. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-11 front view (original builder Thomas Filieo K1CAP)
  84. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-11 rear view (original builder Thomas Filieo K1CAP)
  85. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-11 top view (original builder Thomas Filieo K1CAP)
  86. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) under construction HBR-11 back view
  87. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) under construction HBR-11 chassis view
  88. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) under construction HBR-11 front view
  89. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) under construction HBR-11 top view
  90. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-11 showing the addition of Hang AGC
  91. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-11 with 2-speed tuning using a Swan type knob
  92. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-8 from e-Bay 3/4 front view
  93. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-8 from e-Bay chassis view
  94. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) New HBR-11 front view
  95. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) New HBR-11 rear view
  96. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) New HBR-11 top view
  97. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) New HBR-11 chassis view
  98. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) "HBT" SSB transmitter from the Radio Handbook
  99. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) 21 tube triple conversion receiver front view
  100. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) 21 tube triple conversion receiver chassis view
  101. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) 21 tube triple conversion receiver top view
  102. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-16 top view (original builder K5RPZ)
  103. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-16 front view (original builder K5RPZ)
  104. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-16 chassis view (original builder K5RPZ)
  105. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-14 front view
  106. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-14 top view
  107. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR-14 chassis view
  108. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR "CW Mans Receiver" RF section 1
  109. Darrell Brooks' (WA5VGO) HBR "CW Mans Receiver" RF section 2
  110. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) HBR-16 front view
  111. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) HBR-16 top view
  112. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) newly built HBR-13C front view
  113. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) front view 2
  114. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) front view 3
  115. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) newly built HBR-13C top right view
  116. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) newly built HBR-13C top left view
  117. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) newly built HBR-13C chassis view
  118. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) under construction HBTX front view
  119. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) under construction HBTX top right view
  120. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) under construction HBTX top left view
  121. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) under construction HBTX back view
  122. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) W2EWL SSB Transceiver front view
  123. Lorne Barber's (VE7BOX) W2EWL SSB Transceiver side view
  124. Jerry Uhte's (K9UT) HBR-16 front view (original builder W9ZFR)
  125. Jerry Buckner's (W0CGJ) HBR-11 front view (original builder W6HHT)
  126. Jerry Buckner's (W0CGJ) HBR-11 in use on the bench (original builder W6HHT)
  127. Jerry Buckner's (W0CGJ) HBR-11 top view (original builder W6HHT)
  128. Jerry Buckner's (W0CGJ) HBR-11 rear view (original builder W6HHT)
  129. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) HBR re-kit (front panel) original radio built by Charles Brenner WB9GJW and "re-kitted" by others
  130. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) HBR re-kit (parts set 1) original radio built by Charles Brenner WB9GJW and "re-kitted" by others
  131. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) HBR re-kit (parts set 2) original radio built by Charles Brenner WB9GJW and "re-kitted" by others
  132. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) DCS-500 receiver front view
  133. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) DCS-500 receiver top view
  134. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) recently acquired HBR-11 top view, original builder was Jon Zoller (W5ZWQ)
  135. John Brewer's (WB5OAU) recently acquired HBR-11 front view, original builder was Jon Zoller (W5ZWQ)
  136. Dan Merz's HBR-14 front view
  137. Dan Merz's HBR-14 rear view (note 85Khz IFs)
  138. Dan Merz's HBR-14 chassis view
  139. Dan Merz's HBR-16 front view (original builder Gerald Cunningham W1MMV-SK)
  140. Dan Merz's HBR-16 rear view (original builder Gerald Cunningham W1MMV-SK)
  141. Dan Merz's HBR-16 chassis view (original builder Gerald Cunningham W1MMV-SK)
  142. Dan Merz's HBR-16 cabinet view (original builder Gerald Cunningham W1MMV-SK)
  143. Dan Merz's HBR-16 front view (original builder Emile Van der Eecken K6QGH)
  144. Dan Merz's HBR-16 rear view (original builder Emile Van der Eecken K6QGH)
  145. Dan Merz's HBR-16 chassis view (original builder Emile Van der Eecken K6QGH)
  146. Dan Merz's HBR-16 cabinet view (original builder Emile Van der Eecken K6QGH)
  147. Jeff Noel's (K4ZKU) under consruction HBR-16 top view (using padded ARC-5 85Khz/1425Khz IFs)
  148. Jeff Noel's (K4ZKU) under construction HBR-16 chassis view (using padded ARC-5 85Khz/1425Khz IFs)
  149. Jeff Noel's (K4ZKU) completed HBR-16 front view
  150. Jeff Noel's (K4ZKU) completed HBR-16 top view (using padded ARC-5 85Khz/1425Khz IFs)
  151. Jeff Noel's (K4ZKU) completed HBR-16 chassis view (using padded ARC-5 85Khz/1425Khz IFs)
  152. Jeff Noel's (K4ZKU) completed 811 amp
  153. Jerry Rego's (KE7YG) HBR-16 3/4 front view
  154. Jerry Rego's (KE7YG) HBR-16 front panel view
  155. Jerry Rego's (KE7YG) HBR-16 top view
  156. Jerry Rego's (KE7YG) HBR-16 coil area view
  157. Don Knotts' (W7HJS) HBR-15 front view ...yes, there was an HBR-15 (original builder Les Bruhn W7EHS in 1958)
  158. Garey Barrell's (K4OAH) HBR-16 top view
  159. Garey Barrell's (K4OAH) HBR-16 front view
  160. Garey Barrell's (K4OAH) HBR-16 chassis view
  161. Garey Barrell's (K4OAH) HBR-16 top view RF detail
  162. Bob Mattson's (W2AMI) HBR-12+ with dual IFs, front view
  163. Bob Mattson's (W2AMI) HBR-12+ with dual IFs, top view
  164. Morry Weinschenker's (K3DPJ) HBR-16 recovered from his cousin's barn, front
  165. Morry Weinschenker's (K3DPJ) "barn" HBR-16 complete with mouse nest, top
  166. Morry Weinschenker's (K3DPJ) "barn" HBR-16, chasssis view
  167. Morry Weinschenker's (K3DPJ) HBR-16 coils, spares, and cabinet
  168. Terry Coan's (VE7AJX) HBR-16 front and back view
  169. Terry Coan's (VE7AJX) HBR-16 top view
  170. Terry Coan's (VE7AJX) HBR-16 chassis view
  171. Steve's (N4TKP) HBR-11 front view
  172. Steve's (N4TKP) HBR-11 top view
  173. Steve's (N4TKP) HBR-11 chassis view
  174. Steve's (N4TKP) HBR-11 coils
  175. resale of an HBR on eBay top view
  176. resale of an HBR on eBay front view
  177. resale of an HBR on eBay 3/4 front view
  178. Jim's (N2EY) homebrew receiver info
  179. Jim's (N2EY) homebrew receiver front view
  180. Jim's (N2EY) homebrew receiver top view
  181. Jim's (N2EY) homebrew receiver chassis view
  182. Jim's (N2EY) homebrew receiver dial detail
  183. Jim's (N2EY) homebrew receiver power supply
  184. Chuck Klawitter's (W9VZR) HBR Receiver he built in the 60s #1
  185. Chuck Klawitter's (W9VZR) HBR Receiver he built in the 60s #2
  186. Joe Cro's (N3IBX) homebrew receiver, which one is it ?
  187. Joe Cro's (N3IBX) homebrew receiver, which one is it ?
  188. Joe Cro's (N3IBX) homebrew receiver, which one is it ?
  189. Joe Cro's (N3IBX) homebrew receiver, which one is it ?
  190. Joe Cro's (N3IBX) homebrew receiver, which one is it ?
  191. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  192. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  193. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  194. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  195. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  196. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  197. Examples of the LWM-3 SSB Transceiver in GE Ham NEWS 1961 & 1962
  198. Jay Helms' (W6HHT) HBR-20? Receiver, meticulous detail, front view
  199. Jay Helms' (W6HHT) HBR-20? Receiver, meticulous detail, top view
  200. Jay Helms' (W6HHT) HBR-20? Receiver, meticulous detail, top2 view
  201. Jay Helms' (W6HHT) HBR-20? Receiver, meticulous detail, coils
  202. Tony's (WV3Z) HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  203. Tony's (WV3Z) HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  204. Tony's (WV3Z) HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  205. Tony's (WV3Z) HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  206. Tony's (WV3Z) New HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  207. Tony's (WV3Z) New HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  208. Tony's (WV3Z) New HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  209. Tony's (WV3Z) New HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  210. Tony's (WV3Z) New HBR-16, who said excellent homebrew is gone
  211. Tom's (KC9KEP) HBR-16, these guys are getting better and better
  212. Tom's (KC9KEP) HBR-16, these guys are getting better and better
  213. Tom's (KC9KEP) HBR-16, these guys are getting better and better
  214. Tom's (KC9KEP) HBR-16, these guys are getting better and better
  215. Roger's (KB2ZXY) HBR-16
  216. Roger's (KB2ZXY) HBR-16
  217. Roger's (KB2ZXY) HBR-16
  218. Tom's (K7PJT) ORIGINAL Bill McKay (W7QBR-SK) receiver as it sits today
  219. Tom's (K7PJT) ORIGINAL Bill McKay (W7QBR-SK) receiver as it sits today
  220. Tom's (K7PJT) ORIGINAL Bill McKay (W7QBR-SK) receiver as it sits today
  221. Chuck's (W6CHR) HBR-16 receiver from the 60's front view
  222. Chuck's (W6CHR) HBR-16 receiver from the 60's side view
  223. Chuck's (W6CHR) HBR-16 receiver from the 60's top view
  224. Chuck's (W6CHR) HBR-16 receiver from the 60's top view
  225. Chuck's (W6CHR) HBR-16 receiver from the 60's top view
  226. Chuck's (W6CHR) HBR-16 receiver from the 60's bottom view
  227. Here are a few pictures of the HBR-16 that I (K4NHN) entered into the Charlotte, NC CC-AWA contest this spring. It took first place in the home brew contest and also the best of show.
  228. Here are a few pictures of the HBR-16 that I (K4NHN) entered into the Charlotte, NC CC-AWA contest this spring. It took first place in the home brew contest and also the best of show.
  229. Gerald's (K4NHN) brochure he put together for the HBR-16 that he entered into the Charlotte, NC CC-AWA contest this spring. It took first place in the home brew contest and also the best of show.
  230. Clint's ,K4KRB, HBR-14 is 95% complete except for the three coils in the front end. He built an HBR-14 back in 1957 and still has the QST. Back then the inch and one quarter, five pin forms were plentiful...Hi.
  231. Clint's ,K4KRB, HBR-14 is 95% complete except for the three coils in the front end.

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Date last revision: 05/10/02
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