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A Passel of Collins FRT-24 carcasses




 
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« on: July 06, 2017, 07:51:30 PM »

As noted by W4BFS in the FS Topic here,   there are a number of Collins FRT 24s in Maine on e-bay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Collins-Military-Radio-Transmitters-FRT-24-Ham-radio-/263036295610

Hope that the above Link works.

L@@K   Bring UR tractor-trailer rig,  with a lift gate ...   Good Luck,    Vic
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 07:51:23 PM »

There was a guy selling one in perfect restored condition a few years ago and asking >$10K. Its a shame to see those in that condition but wow what a project it might make or a good pile of parts anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 08:03:19 PM »

If nobody noticed, those are at TimTrons / WBCQ.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 09:27:05 PM »

There was a guy selling one in perfect restored condition a few years ago and asking >$10K. Its a shame to see those in that condition but wow what a project it might make or a good pile of parts anyway.

Gary,  K6GLH,   had one that was fully-functional (the Plate Mod. AM version),  and in beautiful condition.   Believe it went to a chap in FL.   Have heard that it had been for sale recently  ...  dunno if it sold.   It was a very whizzy electro-mechanical marvel when it was moved from one preset to another.   Beautiful rig  --  4-1000 Plate Modulated by a pair of 4-400s.

Did notice that WBCQ  was associated with the listing ...

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 05:10:45 PM »

I think this is the one that went from Gary to Florida - it is a beauty.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/332258430671
FWIW, I have posted the manual and more FRT-24 photos at
http://www.navy-radio.com/xmtrs/frt24.htm
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 05:26:18 PM »

YES !    That is it.   She sure IS beautiful!

Thanks for posting the Link,   Nick.

GL,   Vic
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 03:05:17 PM »



Afaik, and this has been bandied about both in forum(s) and on-the-air, these are Alan H. Wiener's property,
and not 'HLR's. I believe that they were stored in a barn, but that the barn more or less disintegrated...

Imho, tough sell.

I think he'd do best if he spent an afternoon putting all the pieces that are appropriate and halfway
decent into a few racks and sold them, maybe brought the carcasses to NearFeast for almost free
(gas money)... speculating, and assuming that more or less all the parts/chassis still are there - but I
think I heard/read that some key pieces were scavenged earlier. Dunno.

Also no pix of the guts makes it impossible to evaluate it, given how far away they are, I'm not driving up
to see scrap metal if that's all that is left of it. But I dunno...

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 03:14:03 PM »

There isn't one complete unit, nor can you make one.

For one, all modulation xformers have been removed.

As to who gets the final money / who owns them, that's kind of a moot point.  One is the tech and one is the money, it appears to the outside world.

Some of the other things they have for sale, while expensive as shyte, are pretty cool to look at, too!

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