This is the Miscellaneous Boatanchor page of K7RLD





This is my dual 4-400 amplifier I bought to replace the single 4-1000. In the future I plan on replacing the meters with something smaller to make it shorter to fit in an existing case I have and building a smaller power supply for it to sit on.




This is a Turner 99 microphone I got while on a trip to California along with a bunch of other things including an SP600 JX-1. I’ve got this on 40 mtrs with the Viking ll and HQ-160.



This is my Multi Elmac AF-68. Many people call it the “poor man’s” Johnson Ranger. It is plate modulated with a pair of 6L6GB’s driving a single 6146. I built the power supply from one I cabbaged from an old Atlas.

I’ve been told that the AF-68 has great audio. This transmitter currently teams up with the HQ-180 on 10 mtrs.


Interestingly, my present QTH sported a set of Multi Elmac garage door openers. Elmac, evidently, was in to a lot of things.


Interestingly, my present QTH sported a set of Multi Elmac garage door openers.




The RCA AR-88 was purchased at the Puyallup hamfest in 2000. It is a very “Hot” receiver and great for bandsurfing. It sports 3 IF sections and a pair of 6V6’s in push-pull for audio. This model receiver was mainly sent to Europe after WWll. Most all of the information I’ve gotten about the AR-88 is from Europe.






The E.H. Scott Model RBO-2 is wonderful cruising receiver that took on the moniker of a “Morale Receiver”. It was used extensively to pipe music and shortwave broadcasts into the P.A. systems onboard ocean freighters in the 1940’s.

It has one BC band as well as two SW bands and uses an “eye” tube for tuning. (I’ve also had a Scott RCH which is strictly S.W.)

It is built with the same ruggedness as the famous chrome plated AM/FM/SW receivers of the 1940’s made by E.H. Scott and that are highly sought after by collectors.

Point of interest: the case is completely copper plated. Ships before and during WWll were being sunk by German U-Boats. After extensive analysis it was found that the local oscillator was giving off enough signal that the enemy U-Boats could zero right in on them. So, not only was the radio encased in copper but also the oscillator tube is covered by a special case cofiguration.







Here’s my one piece of Collins gear. It is a 51J-2 receiver I acquired at Puyallup several years ago. It was my first real attempt at refurbing an old Boatanchor and boy was it a doozy. It was kind of like beginning a jogging program and starting it out by doing a marathon. After struggling for weeks I finally accessed the internet and found a 2 year old thread about a 51J-2.

My fateful contact with Bob Herendeen, was the only way, I think, it would have ever come back to life. He spent hours at home and work on the internet trying to help me find problems, analyze what was going on, and point me in the right direction without giving me the answers.

Bob and I have become friends and I contact him from time to time when I’m in the Bay Area on business. We since have found out that we went to rival universities in the Midwest at about the same time.

I am forever indebted to Bob for his patience and guidance.