On 5/16/22 10:21, Levi C. Maaia, K6LCM via SBARC-list wrote:
> Members, Marla Daily at the Santa Cruz Island Foundation asked if we
> could tell what the model radios were that Ed Stanton was using in this
> photo. Anyone know?
Almost certainly home-built. Note paper labels on meters and switches
and the absence of brand logos. Hams built a lot of their own gear in
Receiver is on the left, main tuning dial looks like it was cannibalized
from a fairly high-end Zenith console. Back then many home console
radios had pretty decent shortwave tuners, often with bandspread
suitable for ham bands. Zenith was the Cadillac. Keep in mind that HF
phone was AM, not SSB. The whole receiver could have been salvaged from
a big console radio and repackaged.
Transmitter is on the right. Large lever knob is likely the bandswitch.
Center black nameplate on transmitter kind of looks like it might
possibly have been military but 1938 is too early for surplus military
gear. I suspect it's completely homebrew.
Microphone could be Astatic JT-30.
Speaker cabinet is homebrew.
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