Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Look At The Wonderful Drake 2-C Ham Band Radio Receiver. Post #435.


Like many hams, I have a modest collection of tube gear, including receivers, some test equipment, and a few 1960s-1970s vintage transceivers (Kenwood TS-520 and a Kenwwood TS-520S). Although I've used the classic Drake 2-C receiver during field days and visits to other shacks, I never owned one myself. So, when I found this excellent tutorial on the beautiful Drake 2-C from Larry (WA0AKX--the Radio Ham Guy), I fell in love with this classic receiver all over again. The Drake 2-C, when used in combination with the companion 2NT transmitter (pictured in this video), formed the basis of an excellent novice station during the 1967-1968 time frame. The receiver is simple, well-designed, and easy to use. The quality of most Drake amateur radio equipment is excellent. The Drake Company got out of the amateur radio business many years ago, but is still around as a maker of LNA's for satellite use. One day, I hope to find a Drake 2-C and add it to my collection of classic rigs. Meanwhile, enjoy this tutorial. Larry does an excellent job of demonstating a quality piece of ham gear. For the latest  Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. Thse news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. For more Amateur Radio news, please visit my two other web sites: http://kh6jrm.net and http://paper.li/kh6jrm/1430289353. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).