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Sunday, December 18, 2011

A WWV Trick with the Drake 2-B

I was reading the October 1962 issue of 73 Magazine (we're always on the cutting edge here!). In the back pages a little piece from K4FQU (quite a call!) about the Drake 2-B caught my eye. OM FQU points out that by putting the bandswitch on 40 and the preselector at 10, WWV's 15 mc signal can be heard at the zero position on the 2B dial. It works! The familiar time signal beeps are coming through nicely here. It's fun to teach an old dog new tricks!

If you are looking for a 2-B, Bill KE5VZT alerted me to this one:
http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?325222-Drake-2B-with-Q-mult-amp-speaker

On the same page there is a review of a new Double Sideband rig from World Radio Labs -- the SB-175. Sounds like a winner!


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1 comment:

  1. Whoah, Bill......that's a gnarly add-on for your 2B. All those switches and dials........

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

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