My wife and I also run an online auction site, dealing primarily in antiques. I specialize in selling militaria there as well, so you may want to check it out from time to time if you’re interested in Military Radios, as I do list them for sale. Past radios I have sold include, BC-603, BC-312,314,611’s, AN/GRC-19, various aircraft radios and more. If you’d like to see our current listings click here at http://legendary-antiques.com or on my eBay page at https://www.ebay.com/usr/carlsm37(it’ll open in a new window) And you can sign up for the newsletter that will let you know of upcoming auctions. (Check the eBay link as well, a lot of my militaria gets listed there.)
Military Radio Specific Items:
I am an authorized dealer for Aurora Designs, makers of the VBx-1 Modules. See how I converted a WWII Radio Set Power Supply HERE
The VBx-1 electronic vibrator represents a whole new paradigm in vibrator replacements. Microprocessor controlled for the highest accuracy and features available, nothing else even comes close!
Full protection against reverse battery shorted outputs and overpower, the VBx-1 is nearly indestructible. Because of this ruggedness, the VBx-1 can be hardwired into the circuit like any other robust component such as resistors and capacitors. It can also be wired to an original style vibrator base for plug-ability, or even placed inside the can of an original vibrator! With this flexibility, hard to find 5, 6 and 7 pin vibrators are no longer an issue. Operating from 3.0 – 18V (12-38V for VBF-1), only one board is required for all positive ground installations and one for all negative ground installations.
Through the use of sophisticated algorithms, the microprocessor allows the VBx-1 to offer such unheard-of features as deadband control, delayed start, soft start, delayed restart, short circuit protection and over power protection, all with astounding accuracy. The deadband control, delayed start and soft start features in particular greatly reduce the stresses on the transformer and rectifier extending their lives.
Not only does the VBx-1 protect itself, but it also protects expensive parts in the radio like the transformer, rectifier and filters. Unlike simple “dumb” electronic vibrators that will burn a transformer up if something as simple as the buffer capacitor shorts, the VBx-1 immediately senses this condition protecting itself and the transformer until the buffer capacitor can be replaced! No longer can a careless user destroy expensive parts in their radio simply by leaving it turned on after a failure.
As with all Aurora Design products, the VBx-1 is designed to SAE specifications and built in the USA at an ISO9001:2000 facility.
I keep a limited inventory of the modules on hand, if you’re interested in purchasing a module, simply choose the version and order via the PayPal Click HERE to order