|Above is my vintage Drake station. From left to right, bottom row, is the Drake L-4B linear amplifier, R-4B receiver, T-4XB transmitter, MN-2000 antenna tuner. This particular Drake B-line was manufactured in 1971, although the series was available from approximately 1968 through 1972.|
The row above: MS-4 speaker, TR-3 transceiver, TR-4CW/RIT transceiver, C-4 station console. Above the station console is my Hallicrafters TO keyer, which uses six (count them!) vacuum tubes.
|Drake R-4B, 1971||Drake T-4XB, 1971|
|The Drake R-4B with its top cover removed.||The seamy underbelly of the Drake R-4B.|
|Two views of the T-4XB without its top cover.|
|Real radios glow in the dark, and the Drake L-4B glows better than most. This side view of the amplifier reveals the pair of magnificent Eimac 3-500Z glass power triodes.||This is a closeup of one of the 3-500Zs.|