Drake transmitter - T-4XC and AC-4 power supply


The T4XC needed a replacement LSB filter. It has blue LEDs as panel lamps. They don’t grab me but I have left them. It is in pretty good condition, and quite good cosmetically. It’s cover has been repainted since the photos of the dodgy gloss finish with a black satin and spattered to look very close to the original finish. I have included a photo of the repaint - it is pretty hard to get a good image of black spatter on black.   It has the mic gain control mod on the front panel, nicely done. I have replaced the pot. It also has a pot instead of a switch on the rear to adjust the VOX.  I have aligned it. The output valves are good. I replaced one with a new GE tube. The RCA tube is quite ok. All small signal tubes test well and in some cases (6) I have replaced them with new. I have a small video as well with its prior black gloss finish.. The Power supply is the classic AC-4 and I have recapped the HV electrolytics, The original MV electro can remains in use and tests ok. All cans left in place for cosmetic reasons. There is a companion R4C which I will test and put on the site shortly. Contact me if you are interested. I have also just cosmetically restored (and replaced valves in) a TR-4 and re-corded it’s AC-3 power supply to 240v. That will also go up shortly - maybe…

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