S-38A, I bought in 1956, for $25 used. All mods my own. Every S-38A
needed "crank" knobs!
With a lampcord-fed 80m dipole I worked 28 states in 3 months as a novice.
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A faithful reproduction of my 1956 first TX on the air, a 6V6 tri-tet oscillator
from ARRL's "How to become a Radio Amateur" and some earlier "Radio Amatuer's Handbook."
Type 80 full-wave rectifier in the power supply. Cigar boxes from 1950's just
like the originals.
J-38 key my Dad brought home from WW2.
(Behind TX on right, T/R SW and harmonic trap. FCC Grand Island, NB, heard
the original TX 7 MHZ harmonics and me their "QSL.")