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ALPHA 78 Just Fully Restored by Dick Bird

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by 357, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    I'm calling BS...look at the list, then look at the pictures closely.

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  2. n8fgb

    n8fgb Well-Known Member

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    I asked him why pics do not match invoice. Will see what he says.
     
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    n8fgb Well-Known Member

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    He responded, added new photo of the back with the new SO-239. Photos were taken before rework done.
     
  4. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    dont understand all this
     
  5. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    I have never actually heard anyone say anything bad about Dicks work on Alphas.

    He IS da man with Alphas.
     
  6. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    I was just thinking someone was full of crap but it makes sense it was before it was restored.
     
  7. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    BTW, there is a Dick Byrd restored Alpha 78 on QTH right now ...$1500

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  8. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    The first thing I noticed was the 1.5 million watts.
     
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  9. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    I can't resist,.......................
    Dem be BYRD watts:D
     
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  10. Sonar

    Sonar Well-Known Member

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    Do the alpha amps deserve the accolades they normally get? They look extremely well-built, but I know little to nothing about amplifiers. They obviously weren't built with 11 meters in mind. That much I know. There are many amateur radio amplifiers that seem to be made with the highest of workmanship, and Technology available, but read some bad reports on some of those high priced amplifiers.
    Are they worth the very high cost of a new or second-hand one? My question is directed with amateur radio use in mind, of course.
    I always stop and look at the photos of the alpha amplifiers that I see up for bid or sale on eBay, and they look like they were made by artisans. I'm not sure if that equates to a good piece of equipment.
     
  11. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    A few years ago, at the Dayton Hamvention, there was an Alpha 9500 amplifier putting out 3000 watts plus sending "CQ Dayton" into a dummy load.
    .............for three days straight.
     
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