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Collins Collectors Association -- Four affliliated nets which meet weekly Since 1989 - 2000 Member


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  • FIRST YEAR - What Year Was That Boatanchor Rig First Built? - By Eugene Rippen, WB6SZS
  • MARS SWR Meter from Pousan Company - See their other equipment in the TRANSMITTERS Directory
  • Amateur Radio Station N9OO - N900's on-line electric radio magazine index.
  • Ameco Tech List - Some techinical information available on Ameco VHF rigs, power supplies, converters.
  • Boatanchor FAQ - Answers questions about vintage tube-type ham radio and communications equipment.
  • Boatanchors Amateur Radio Web Ring - Sites about operating, restoring, building, buying and selling old tube radio equipment.
  • Breting Radio Company - Old shortwave receivers made in Los Angeles, with photographs and data.
  • Classic and Vintage Audio Circuits - Information and links.
  • Clegg 22'er - Pictures of the 2m FM transceiver. Clegg made other 22ers that look very different.
  • Conar 400/500 twins - Novice rigs of the 1950s with schematic, various pictures, memories etc.
  • EAC R-390A - Review of some radios made by E.A.C.
  • GDO - Grid Dip Oscillator - an essential piece of ham test equipment, by N4XY.
  • Geloso - The history of Geloso, an Italian radio company. Includes schematics of many products.
  • Gootee Systems - Personal collection of antique radios and electronics, vacuum tube equipment repair advice, resistor decade box plans, and used vacuum tubes and equipment for sale.
  • Radio AF4K in Florida - Includes Glowbugs and Florida Boatanchors mailing lists, pirate radio, shortwave radio info, crystal suppliers, and nets for boatanchor trading and discussions, pricing guide, and online store.
  • The Kenwood TS-830 Survival Guide - A printable manual-like guide containing a lot of information about the famous TS-830 HF transceiver made by Trio/Kenwood in the 1980s: hints, mods, repairs, procedures, comments. Available in PDF or MSWord2000 format.
  • LAS Company - During the sixties and seventies a French ham F5LS built tranceivers and receivers. The L.A.S company was famous for VHF rigs like the Provence.
  • Makers of Boat Anchors - List and description, includes: B and W, Central Electronics, Collins, E. F. Johnson, Gonset, Hallicrafters, Hammarlund, Heath, National, Drake.
  • Micamold XTR-1 - WA9WFA's site about this unusual transmitter.
  • Morrow Radio - K1YP presents information and pictures about the Morrow Radio Company's transmitters and receivers.
  • N9BOR's Multi-Elmac Museum - Multi-Elmac information, pictures, modifications and restoration tips. List of published articles on Multi-Elmac gear. Old advertisements for Multi-Elmac radios.
  • The Old Tube Radio Nework - Citizens' Band (CB) Boatanchors. 27 MHz radios.
  • Programming Surplus - How to program a cheap surplus commercial two-way radio.
  • The PYE Museum - G8EPR's site about the radios made by Pye Company in England.
  • RA17 - Discussion of the various valve types which may be used in the Racal RA17/117 HF receivers.
  • Racal RA17 and related equipment - G3YNH has a comprehensive page about this Racal HF receiver.
  • RCA AR88 - Steven Whiting presents some more useful information on these venerable receivers.
  • The RCA AR88 Receiver - G3GIQ presents technical details on the circuitry in this old RCA receiver.
  • RCA AR88D Receiver - Picture and description plus a fault-finding section to help with repairs.
  • RCA AR88LF Receiver - Specifications, photos and history of this rugged WW2 era receiver.
  • RX3ANF Boatanchors in Russia - American WW2 radios in Russia. Also, a few Russian radios, and two homebrew rigs.
  • SBE34 SSB Transceiver - A BA, reviewed by WB6FZH.
  • SkyWaves - Shortwave radios, radio antennas, crystal set construction, and military radios. Al Klase, N3FRQ.
  • Sommerkamp Radio - Information site and a meeting point for Sommerkamp users, fans and collectors.
  • The Sounds of a Spark Transmitter - Telegraphy and telephony sounds from "Adventures in CyberSound."
  • Spy Radios - Pictures, and articles from Warren Leach's site.
  • Technical Materiel Corp. TMC Vintage Radio GPR-90 - Unofficial home of the GPR-90, and other TMC equipment. Large quantity of TMC literature.
  • Technical Materiel Corp Vintage Radio - Dedicated to the equipment from TMC, including the GPR-90 GSB-1 GPT-750
  • Transworld TW100 - Of interest to user of the Transworld TW100 radio tranciever.
  • UK Vintage Radio Resources - List of collectors, museums, shops, publishers, and restorers. Also, information about their e-mail list.
  • Very Early Yaesu Musen - Details and very early history of Yaesu Musen amateur radio equipment in Australia. Includes pictures, old ads and descriptions.
  • Vintage Radios - Purveyor and collector of antique/vintage radios, valves and service data. Includes model service information, resources, classified ads, and links.
  • W5JI Boatanchor Haven - Catalog pages and photographs of old equipment.
  • WW2 Radio & Radar Discussion Board - Place radio & radar related questions here - it must also be WWII electronics related.
  • Yaesu FT-101 - NW2M's excellent Yaesu FT-101 HF Transceiver Site. All about the FT-101 series. These rigs with a tube driver and finals are considered classics by many.