- One of the many aspects of ham radio is the repair, restoration and operation of vintage/antique equipment. Here you will find some pictures of antique and vintage receivers, transmitters and transceivers belonging to 985 users. These are either current or Operator’s previously owned stations, in non-restored and in operational condition, non-restored and awaiting restoration, or restored and in operational condition.
Heathkit Station – AF3Z
The transmitter in this picture is a Johnson 500 and the receiver is a Hammarlund HQ-129X. W3GMS
Heathkit Station – N3RBN
Top left HG-10b VFO, Top Center HW8 QRP transceiver, MFJ tuner, top right HW16 CW transceiver, bottom DX60 AM/CW transmitter, HR10 receiver.
FT-101E – KC3CIB
Original tubes, caps, etc… FT-101E in operational condition. Still has plastic on front panel.
Dad(Mario WB2OMV and Rob WB2OMW 1965ish
From Left to right was a home brew 40 & 80M transmitter; power supply with mercury vapor tubes on the bottom, modulator and driver stage is the middle, and finals on top of the rack. Next one to the right, on top, is the ARC5 used as the VFO for the rack. A Gonset Communicator IV with D104 mike, a CDR rotor control and then we had a Halicrafters SX-71 General Coverage Receiver. The HF used a wire and the stacked J beams rounded out the VHF portion.
My 1960’s Ham station consisted of:
On the left is a Knight Kit T-60 transmitter. Sitting on top of it is a Knight Kit P2/SWR Power Meter. On top of the SWR Metter are crystals. In front of the T-60 is a Lafayette bug.
To the right of the T-60 is a Knight Kit V-44 freestanding VFO.
To the right of the VFO is a Lafayette HE-30 receiver with matching speaker. On top of the receiver is a Heathkit HD-20 100 KC crystal caliber and an external BFO