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A real nice link that showed a lot of work that was put into it, and a lot of great info.
Phillip W. Harris,PhD.J.D.P.C. <[email protected]>
Cerritos, Ca USA - Saturday, October 01, 2005 at 23:05:08 (EDT)
I am not a radio fan but own a Hallicrafters Sky Buddy S-19R that has been in our family since new in 1939. It is in good condition and still works. I need to dispose of it. How would I find someone looking for one?
Dave Williams <[email protected]>
Southborough, MA USA - Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 18:07:02 (EDT)
Excellent Site! Thank-you!
Gramp's Lamps <[email protected]>
Dutch Country, PA USA - Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 13:42:51 (EDT)
A great site that I keep re visiting. Also excellent link sites. Thanks for your efforts.
Michael Justin <mjustinatbigblue.net.au>
Melbourne, VIC Australia - Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 10:00:41 (EDT)
My first visit but will be back, thats for sure.
Roger Brown <[email protected]>
Hiram, ME USA - Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 18:24:19 (EDT)
I love the old boatanchors. Can anyone check their old BA's for a label/patent/ID tag that says it is from "Plant A, Chicago"? Or tell me who Plant A really was? Thank you.
John C. Harry <jcharry-at-hotmail-Dot-com>
Cedar Rapids, IA USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 03:06:42 (EDT)
Isn't the internet something. I saw my last R390 at Bad Aibling Field Station, Germany in 1970. Since then I've found the girlfriend I had back then, seen pictures from Bad Aibling, and shown my wife what an R390 looks like. Is that defined as "get a life" or what?
Donovan <[email protected]>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 22:33:36 (EDT)
Djursholm 8 km north of Stockholm 7 july MMV Hi ! My earlier father in Finland K.S. Sainio was one of the most well known radioamateurs in Finland. His call sign was OH2NM. I can see from old pictures that he used a Hammarlund HQ120. Do you know where I can buy one of these receivers so I can try the same radio as he did use. Best 73 de Pekka SM0YQF
Pekka Elgestad (earlier Sainio) <[email protected]>
Djursholm, N/A Sweden - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 12:14:27 (EDT)
Nice to be here.
Klinger Ellams <Klinger Ellams>
Cheshire, Ct USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 00:52:25 (EDT)
Greetings: I am an old radio guy from long ago, I started of young and learn a lot from the Heathkit building days. Two questions to all you radio buffs out there . 1. where can I get a hold of a Heathkit SB-310 SWR reciever. I would like to try to get one before my later days are up. 2. Question. Where can get information on a collins Model 75S-3B shortwave reciever. Collins and Heatkit almost like do not confuse the two of them. And I would like to know about what is new in Frequencies. thanks Lawrence
Lawrence <[email protected]>
Scranton, Pa. USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 08:18:19 (EDT)
Your site is special! Thank you for your work
Samuel Morris <[email protected]>
Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 09:17:05 (EDT)
Very well maintained. Pllease keep up the good work.
Sudipta Ghose <[email protected]>
Kolkata, WB India - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at 21:24:01 (EDT)
...Great site! Regards: Thanks for the good info Way I'll be back very soon to see any update.
Wiki <[email protected]>
Los Angeles, LA USA - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 14:47:13 (EDT)
Keep up the good work. I like the part about the National NC-173,I have one that is close to new. KA0ZLX
Gaylord J Carlson <[email protected]>
Dayton, Ia USA - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 17:17:28 (EDT)
LOVE your site..just found it in a search for info on a Lafayette HE-30,which I just acquired and want to restore.If you have any info on it,let me know..again,you have an awesome site...Marty
Marty Breyer <[email protected]>
Kansas, TX USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 17:48:54 (EDT)
Have a Hallicrafters Model # S-53A (1951) for sale,in OUTSTANDING condition!!! Drop me a line if interested. Tom Hill
Tom Hill <[email protected]>
Tarpon Springs, Fl. USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 00:08:02 (EDT)
Very good website you have here, I amglad to put my step on it, I send send you and your visitors my best greetings. And you are welcome to visit my little website one day.
27 IDX 106 - Odinn
Iceland - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 07:04:27 (EDT)
Great Site! I really enjoyed it! Keep up the good work!
Ted <[email protected]>
Houston, Texas USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 19:26:56 (EDT)
you've got some really interesting info here that I'm sure takes a loooong time to compile. Thanks for the browes.
Keith Harrington <[email protected]>
Abbotsford, BC Canada - Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 19:32:09 (EST)
W7DUZ. Great site, I love browsing !
Ms Ashley Hall <[email protected]>
Cornelius, OR USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 14:23:52 (EST)
I have a Magnavox like you're 15 tube workbench model and I love it. Mine is in the cabinet and its a Magnavox Belevedere. I play it daily. I hope to find a good eye tube for mine since my eye tube isn't working. Please take care and hope to hear back from you soon. Sincerely, John Nimmo
John Nimmo <SDARM2ATmsn.com>
Oceanside, Ca USA - Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 00:30:47 (EST)
I'm trying to repair an old 'mackay radio' amplifier rectifier model CNY1373 (is a microphone preamplifier for fm radio stations), the capacitors are dated 1947, I need to find schematics and voltage charts... can anyone help me? thanks Luca :)
Luca <[email protected]>
Arezzo, italy - Friday, February 18, 2005 at 09:09:42 (EST)
Very good. 73
swl CT0408 - Carlos Filipe <[email protected]>
Amadora, Portugal - Monday, February 14, 2005 at 20:04:26 (EST)
GENTLEMEN: CONGRATULATIONS FOR ALL THE SITE! what a kind of beaties you got here God blesses America and you and crew! bybyby de pt9az I have a hammarlund -145 & BC348 & geloso tx & rx .thank you a LOT! pt9az,cloooosing statio...bybyby 73/dx
motta,claudio <[email protected]>
campo grande, ms brazil - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 19:50:40 (EST)
RONALD <k4kkzATbellsouth.net>
PHENIX CITY, AL USA - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 19:23:28 (EST)
I have 6 Tranzoceanics I am trying to rebuild but haveing lots trouble getting caps. I own a L,T,R,Y,& H 500 but get Heart Sick cause I cant get certin electronic Parts Or understand them. I am a Kid at 40 years Love the website. God Bless You
William J Shenette Sr <rock50scollectorATprodigy.net>
shrewsbury, Ma USA - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 21:27:54 (EST)
Good to go bravo,what a savant site we love smart people,your in my spotlight shine on...Cheers,Danny Haszard Bangor Maine USA
Danny Haszard <[email protected]>
Bangor, Me USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 09:27:20 (EST)
Great looking site
Jimbo <hosderAThotmail.com>
Dhaca, MU Ukraine - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 13:56:07 (EST)
Tnx for the info on the tube line up in the DX-35. Have one that was missing a tube. I also have pictures and some info on some really old stuff that I do not see listed on your web page. Pse email me if you would like a preview.
R.P. Buhlmann <itch2ndgrATearthlink.net>
Raleigh, NC USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 11:39:44 (EST)
The pages on old test equipment are very interesting. The pages and text are clean, and well designed to convey information. The tone of your comments is somehow restful!
Leonard Martin <lmarti49[NOSPAM]@bellsouth.net>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 20:33:07 (EST)
It is a very good website you have here, glad to put my step on it, I send you and your visitors my best greetings.
Samara, UA Russia - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 14:36:47 (EST)
well designed and nice website ! regards
Zyxel <kristanATyahoo.com>
saltLakeCity, ED Monaco - Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 13:44:36 (EST)
Nice! I will come back again.
Schulz Corey <Schulz Corey>
Bloomington, ILL USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 17:08:22 (EST)
Spambots, please check out this URL!
Auntie Spam
FL USA - Friday, December 11, 2004 14:27:00 (EST)
Beautiful site!
John <w>
USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 04:10:40 (EST)
Very cool website and interesting comments
information <johnATmail15.net>
LA, CA USA Continental - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 19:08:40 (EST)
Interesting looking at all the old items. Time flys and you don't think about it till you look back at the old sets and say, I used to have one of those.
fred smith <smithfjATallvantage.com>
fredericksburg, va USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 06:30:36 (EST)
Great web site. I had a DX 40, Heath VFO, AR 3, Heath Q mult. for my 1958 DX station in Morrocco. Brings back lots of found memories. CN8IJ HS4AHV
Franklin <[email protected]>
Garden Grove, CA USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 21:19:15 (EST)
Good website! I'll be back!
Thanks for a great sight.
John Garrett <wd6fllonfreqATaol.com>
Lafayette, VA USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 15:27:53 (EST)
I have a DAE-1 and antenna I would like to sell. It is about an 8 out of 10...would trade for hamstuff???
KB7UED <KB7UEDataol.com>
Longview, wa USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 11:55:59 (EST)
hi my name is ronnie I got my first hallicrafter today igot sx62 and it working good ipayed 80.00
ronnie densing <denisehlbrkATaol.com>
holbrook, ny USA - Friday, September 24, 2004 at 01:59:50 (EDT)
can not download heathkit?
alvin russell <arussellATbrinet.com>
hendersonville, nc USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 12:52:37
( Resource gone. I have changed the link to web archive version.
Thanks to WayBackMachine, KB8TAD)
very good site
USA - Monday, September 06, 2004 at 00:45:07 (EDT)
Hello folks, very good website you have here, did found it when I was surfing the internet, so I put my step in your guestbook. Welcome to try my website as well.... http://www.dxman.com
The REAL Viking
Iceland - Monday, August 30, 2004 at 08:30:56 (EDT)
keep up the gud wrk
Jim <23-aolcom>
GA USA - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 17:49:37 (EDT)
A ton of people have visited the site (excellent). Fond memories of Browning Eagle and Sonar.
Scooter <ShyAvgGuy-aol.com>
Roanoke, VA USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:00:43 (EDT)
I have a Sierra 125B which almost the same as your voltmeter, except you have 2 more controls. You can get schematic and manual from Tannenbaum, or I can scan or copy mine for you.
Kevin Thomas, AC6ME <kjcoffeeATaol.com or ATcomcast.net>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, July 16, 2004 at 15:04:10 (EDT)
The story "My greatest thrill in Radio about the Silvertone 8A 1937 Ham Shack was written by my Grandfather Russell W. Banks. He is gone now, and we had never seen that photo of him. My mother, Janet Sue Banks doesn't have a computer so I am mailing her this print out today. I told her about it last night, and she just can't wait to see it and read his story!Im sure my Grandfather would never have dreamed when he wrote it he would end up Retired Full Col. Navy and retired from the FCC.My mother said he worked for Sears at the time he bought his Silvertone.Thank-you
Velvet D. Maddox <vdawnATsc>
Summerville, sc USA - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 13:00:11 (EDT)
I noted that you hadn't painted your SX-62 yet. I redid my SX-62A and after wet-sanding the entire case & cover inside & out, I used light colored white primer, sanded again, then reprimed. A visit to my local PEP BOYS automotive shop revealed PLASTI-KOTE car color "exact match" spray paint... Use 9091CC for the (Gun Metal Grey)main cabinet, and GM7121 (Gun Metal Silver) for the top cover. It turned out beautiful, but as it is lacquer, it is prone to easy scratches. A wax job afterwards turned out a wonderful SX-62A which I'd dreamed of since I was 9 years old (saw my first one, then), and that was in 1951! Another paint tip: Try using RUSTOLIUM SILVER, then RUSTOLOIUM CLEAR LACQUER on top of that... turns out a reasonable silver hammertone with practice. 73 - TCD
Tom C. Dailey - WAĜEAJ <daileyservicesATqwest.net>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 18:42:14 (EDT)
Good site very interesting thanks Mick.
Mick Crowley <CrowleyentATaol.com>
Perth, WA Western Australia - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 01:34:23 (EDT)
nice info
IN USA - Thursday, June 22, 2004 at 15:56:18 (EDT)
golden o
golden-o <golden-o>
Moscow, RU - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 16:13:49 (EDT)
Great to see the Space Spanner again. It had a (12AT7 not 12AV7)
Steve Noskowicz <[email protected]>
Wonder Lake, IL USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 13:10:42 (EDT)
Nice Site, Hope to work in the near future, All the best , 73
vu2ukr http://www.cqindia.com <[email protected]>
New Delhi, India - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 08:42:20 (EDT)
munchen, germany - Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 17:22:11 (EDT)
Great resource! Thanks for your exceptional work.
Jim <kg4gonATbellsouth.net>
Albertville, AL USA - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 19:14:53 (EDT)
What a GREAT Web Site you have...used a few of the PICS you show here..In the NAVY Back in WW2 aboard Tin Cans and on Communication Ship for a wile..They used the BEST...brings back memories long forgotten..But the past 4 months or so, have been collection my own group of Boatanchors..2 Stations now on air and total weight of the station is around 275 pounds..including the 100 pound Home Brew G2DAP 813 home brew linier..the SP 200 Hammerlund is also used in the lineup also making it over 375 total pounds with the pwr sup..GREAT GEAR..73 Jim
Jim Condon Sr <k1flh2ATcs.com>
Wallingford, Ct. USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 20:35:36 (EST)
lots of good stuff!!
NJ USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 12:43:50 (EST)
RIDGEWAY, ONT CANADA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 09:58:36 (EST)
your website is wonderfull, keep up the good work de n5wws
al andrew <baalATsbcglobal.net>
cleveland, tx USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 21:36:44 (EST)
love the site i have a basement and attic full of boatanchors a lot of U.S.navy stuff i,ve rebuilt from the 40,s to the 70s rgrds i,m an old signal corps tech swampy
don lapointe <dswampyATtelus.net>
nanaimo B.C.canada, USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 03:09:35 (EST)
great job on the rusty chassis!
OH USA - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 12:42:54 (EST)
Very nice web site- exTREMEly informative!
Web Williams <[email protected]>
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 21:55:43 (EST)
Call Sign: W4SVK
John J. Cato <plato4321-earthlink.net>
Tallahassee, Fl USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 21:42:41 (EST)
Nice job on a cool site. I had a Lafayette HE-10 once and it was good to see it again. Thanks!
Tom Noll <tomnoll73-yahoo.com>
Berkeley, ca USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 16:17:00 (EST)
Great site ! I was looking for a nice pic of the Philips BX490A. What a surprice to find one across the Atlantic ! Drop me a note if I can help with Dutch info !
Hans, PA3FBV <[email protected]>
Hoofddorp, NH The Netherlands - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 15:29:21 (EST)
Rich--great website, thanx very much for the pictures and boatanchor info. Thanx for the techical tips for my Hammarlund NAVY RGB-2. It'w now working like a champ!!
Carl Braun <DOTSTARONE-aol.com>
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 15:56:02 (EST)
Came up on your article about the RCA chanalyst, I just happend to have one of these units in working condition with tm11-2659 manual. Dont use it any more and was about to put it on e-bay. what do you think I should ask for it?
RICHARD BROWN <rdb45594-juno.com>
INDEPENDENCE, OR. USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 21:35:56 (EST)
Enjoyed your site. Got info for my Heath GR-81. Thanks. The sound has a lot to be desired. It is tinny. Any suggestions? All voltages are within 20% and component values are OK. Tried different speakers. Didn't help.
William G. Mitch <wfmitchATnetnitco.net>
Hebron, Ind. USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 17:04:42 (EST)
I love fixing up my old shortwaves.
Guy Jacobson <guyjacobson8-hotmail.com>
Abberville, AL USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 18:59:37 (EST)
really nice and interesting
Uta Wucher <uta_wucherATweb.de>
USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 21:53:30 (EST)
Beautiful BA's ya got there, Hi! I wish you lived around here, I got some neat stuff which needs TLC but not for sale:-) GL...es 73 Rich WA2RQY(1961)
Rich WA2RQY <rlucch2098-aol.com>
Massapequa, ny USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 22:30:59 (EST)
Great site!
Luc Dharmarajah <bout6978-hotmail.com>
London, England - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 15:40:33 (EST)
really nice webpage! I enjoyed it very much surfing around :-) !
OE6MMD <szoncso-sbox.tugraz.at>
Austria - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 14:54:12 (EST)
My collection includes CE-200V, GSB-100 and 101 Linear, S-Line and Henry 2K-3 Floor model Linear, 75A3, HQ-170, DX-40 and VF-1 VFO and a Sixer! Great Site, enjoyed the memories. Thanks - Bob
Bob Bollenbacher <bbolleATaol.com>
Hampton, VA USA - Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 17:06:59 (EST)
Love the tube lights soft glow.
Eric Anderson <k7ibsATcomcast.net>
Bellingham, Wa USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 04:47:46 (EST)
nice place to look at!
kevin <kev9255-hotmail.com>
enfield, ct. USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 05:28:56 (EST)
Richard bedankt voor de info about my National NC-33 and also the H.M.V. 73,s Bouke / NL-10268
Bouke L Dijkstra <dijkstra16ATzeelandnet.nl>
Vlissingen, Zld The Netherlands - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 10:38:09 (EST)
great site! love seeing these old radios. I spent a lot of time in my youth fiddling with the knobs of my Space Spanner regen short wave.
bevatronnc <bevjones3ATtriad.rr.com>
winston-salem, nc USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 23:24:09 (EST)
Hey Boatanchor Great Work Guy,It brings back good memories:) DE VA3KAK
Karl A Karnes <gail.karnesATsympatico.ca>
Pembroke, Ontario Canada - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 09:47:34 (EST)
Great site and a great job to all concerned. I am K6OSM, since 1958 and a retired senior microwave technician of 33 years. Have many BC-348 and spark gap equipment, plus rare horn speakers. Good job on this site and thanks for all the work invovled. Bob Schaefer
Robert S. Schaefer <commtekmanATaol.com>
Mccall, ID USA - Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 12:05:14 (EST)
Enjoyed reviewing your site. I downloaded the manuel for the R-390-A Thanks a lot.
Harold O'Donnell <K4HOD-INSIGHTBB.COM>
LEXINGTON, KY USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 12:02:42 (EDT)
are there any histories of the demise of such giants as Allied Radio, LaFayette Radio, AAKRAD brand, etc?
Benjamin J Charlier <BChar79648-aol.com>
Kankakee, IL USA - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 17:25:48 (EDT)
Good work on this site, Rich. I enjoyed looking at the old equipment. Again, thanks for you help in finding the parts I need.
Gil Coon <gcoonATcarolina.rr.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 19:32:31 (EDT)
I was here!!
Dwight D. Smith <wb8jpjATarrl.net>
Huntington, WV USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 19:38:46 (EDT)
LOVE your site..just found it in a search for info on a Layfayette HE-30,which I just acquired and want to restore.If you have any info on it,let me know..again,you have an awesome site...Marty
marty breyer <kc8nouATneo.rr.com>
akron, oh USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 02:27:07 (EDT)
would you happen to have the manual on the Hallicrafter SX 110 73 for now. KB0BFI nnnn
Clarence E. Turk <turkATjoimail.com>
Kansas City, MMo USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 22:51:15 (EDT)
thank you for your great site. I wish I had your skills and knowledge to understand and restore these sets. I will come back again and again. I love it.
irwin roitman <berlinwallpaperATnetworkusa.net>
st louis, mo USA - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 12:09:11 (EDT)

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