Old Green cased Sailor brand Radio gear

Discussion in 'Communications' started by frankd4, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. frankd4

    frankd4 AK4FU

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    I have my grand father’s old Sailor brand radio gear from his old sail boat it is two piece system transmitter and receiver they are heavy green metal cases, I know it’s some kind of ham rig as my grandfather sailed his 52 foot boat around the world and my father would stay in touch with him, I can remember what a big deal it was to be able to talk to him in the south pacific. Does anyone know anything about this gear it still works I need to know if it’s worth hanging on to.
     
  2. oraltool

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    I have a buddy who is or was a communications expert in desert storm he says that ham radio's are the only devices that will not fail if we are ever attacked with a EMP bomb, so . . . i guess if it was me I would make sure your radio works and by God keep it for your future or your kids if you have any.

    oral,
     

  3. frankd4

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    You are right about that they are tube sets I have lots of extra tubes and have added a 1KW amplifier that will get the signal out. I have joined a ham club and I am working on getting licensed.
     
  4. LincTex

    LincTex Jack of all trades?

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    I envy you.
     
  5. frankd4

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    call sign KK4CZT

    Passed my Technician license test and got my call sign KK4CZT that was the last phase of my preps I was lacking in the coms department, that has now been corrected, good to go.
     
  6. Hotpie

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    That`s great, I`m kd5ueo in cen. La.
     
  7. Halfcrazy

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    Congratulations from KB1UAS
     
  8. frankd4

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  9. Bear667

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    Congratz on the gear and the license.
    k0mrd in Central IA
     
  10. frankd4

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    Just an update I pass my General exam.