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w2amr
11-09-2017, 07:37 AM
After almost 25 years of service, my Johnson 500 transmitter is down for maintenance ,repairs, and a good cleaning. It's a two piece transmitter. The rf deck is about the size of a Valiant and weighs 58 lbs. The modulator/Power Supply weighs 125 lbs. The transmitter runs a 4-400 in the final, modulated by a pair of 811's It puts about 360 watts of carrier.
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PA5COR
11-09-2017, 02:36 PM
Nice one, not portable though.....;)

K7SGJ
11-09-2017, 04:59 PM
Just looking at your old Johnson makes me wet....

KG4CGC
11-09-2017, 05:44 PM
Just looking at your old Johnson makes me wet....

Piss your sandals?

WZ7U
11-09-2017, 07:15 PM
:rotflol:

K7SGJ
11-09-2017, 07:19 PM
Moccasins

WZ7U
11-09-2017, 08:54 PM
Sure it was piss?

KG4CGC
11-09-2017, 10:15 PM
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WZ7U
11-09-2017, 11:11 PM
I guess I meant to ask if he got any on him... in a nice sort of fashion

K7SGJ
11-10-2017, 12:27 PM
All over everywhere. It's what happens when someone throws their big ole Johnson on the table for everyone to admire. Kinda makes your grid dip, don't it?.


(damnit Carl, you and Bob get in here. Ball's in your courts.)

kb2crk
11-10-2017, 03:42 PM
How the hell can you walk with that big of a Johnson.

WZ7U
11-10-2017, 04:28 PM
Wheelbarrows man, wheelbarrows

w2amr
11-10-2017, 04:43 PM
All over everywhere. It's what happens when someone throws their big ole Johnson on the table for everyone to admire. Kinda makes your grid dip, don't it?.


(damnit Carl, you and Bob get in here. Ball's in your courts.):lol:

N2CHX
11-14-2017, 06:42 PM
I had a big old Johnson but got rid of it a while ago.

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Seriously. I had a Viking Challenger, and one crystal cut for 7.129. My first transmitter. Miss that thing.

WZ7U
11-14-2017, 11:17 PM
Where's the rimshot? :clap:

w2amr
11-15-2017, 06:29 AM
"I had a big old Johnson but got rid of it a while ago." :lol:

K7SGJ
11-15-2017, 10:14 AM
"I had a big old Johnson but got rid of it a while ago." :lol:


In the market for an addadicktomy?

N2CHX
11-15-2017, 01:26 PM
Thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the fish.

N2CHX
11-15-2017, 01:26 PM
In the market for an addadicktomy?

I've got a funny story about that....

N2CHX
11-15-2017, 01:28 PM
Anyway, seriously. Cool old transmitter. I'm finally going to be able to enjoy myself a bit again, and am resuming renovations on this old Victorian. I'd love to have one of the small rooms fixed up with vintage gear like that.

WZ7U
11-15-2017, 05:31 PM
Thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the fish.

Where's the friggin LIKE button?!?

w2amr
11-15-2017, 06:11 PM
Anyway, seriously. Cool old transmitter. I'm finally going to be able to enjoy myself a bit again, and am resuming renovations on this old Victorian. I'd love to have one of the small rooms fixed up with vintage gear like that.I love working on this old tube stuff.

WTKX
11-15-2017, 09:33 PM
In the market for an addadicktomy?

Classic! And a fun dance number with appropriate pantomiming. :mrgreen:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4

w2amr
12-26-2017, 05:09 AM
Well, the RF deck and power supply are almost finished. The 4-400 is putting out about 360 watts of carrier on 75 meters. I painted the cabinet for the RF deck, and the P/S cabinet is in primer, waiting for Johnson Maroon top coat. The only issue I see, the grid drive is a little low on 40 meters. When I get the P/S back together, Ill take the RF deck out of the cabinet, and tweak the 40 meter driver coil.

N8YX
12-26-2017, 08:41 PM
I just got the Yaesu twins assembled and put back inline this afternoon. 15w or so of AM carrier is all I'm going to be able to get out of this setup if I don't want to cook the PA tubes.

This one's going to stay on 10M, I think. The slopers I have connected to the tuner/antenna switch are A-D DX-SWL, and while the antennas allow me to use both FR-101s effectively for SWBC listening they don't work very well in the ham bands. Thus, the IMAX gets the nod and it's a 10-12M antenna at best.

Will need to figure something else out to get on 3885 or 7290.