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Looking for a signal generator!

Post by Bell Ringer on Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:13 pm

I spotted this oldie on Ebay .I just need something simple for touching up ifs in some Transoceanic. I like the old stuff too many buttons on all this hi tech stuff. I plan on going to the SCARS antique radio show in Los Angeles on sat. Maybe look around for something then.Anyone use one of these.http://www.ebay.com/itm/351022297770?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Looking for a signal generator!

Post by Dale H. Cook on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:23 pm

For a basic service-type oscillator it is overpriced. I often see General Radio Type 1001-A standard signal generators closing there for less, and the Radio City oscillator isn't even qualified to shine the GR's shoes. The GR was a very successful tube based lab-grade generator, and simpler to use than its big brother, the GR 805-C that I own (and I paid less for that than the asking price for the Radio City). You should find it easy enough to use, and the manual is at BAMA.
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Post by Bell Ringer on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Thanks Dale for your input.I picked up a GR generator on Ebay last night.Looks clean and with adapters here it is.http://www.ebay.com/itm/151284962793?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

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Post by Dale H. Cook on Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:20 pm

That should serve your needs nicely. Get the manual from BAMA and read it thoroughly before using the 1001-A. The two 874-to-BNC adapters are good for you to have - not everyone owns a large tacklebox of 874 adapters, filters, pads, cable etc. as I do, but then, I own a number of GR instruments with 874 connectors.
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Post by Bell Ringer on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:29 pm

Thanks Dale for all your good input.The generator came through shipping very well even with some holes poked through the outer box.I am amazed how clean this unit is,its a real beauty.The Ebayer did an great job packing with lots of cardboard layers and lots of bubble wrap.It had no power cord with it and I just noticed the prongs are located off center.I have not had time to mess with anything on it as I am busy with a couple of other projects. Where should I look for a new  power cord.I think back to the early 60s when I worked in aerospace and used the GR equipment.It was great stuff to work with.I will try to post a picture when I get going on this project. Thanks

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Post by Dale H. Cook on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:10 pm

Bell Ringer wrote:Where should I look for a new  power cord.
The 1001-As that I have seen (and the one shown in my manual) have a male connector on the chassis that mates with a conventional single-outlet 3-conductor extension cord. Such cords often have plastic "ears" on the outlet that have to be carved off to mate with a GR instrument which uses a recessed 3-pin male connector.
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