Galaxy V Mk III (others) Ham Radio Transceiver Power Supply Model AC 35 Works!


“No defects to note other than this is a vintage power supply. It does work, but I cannot guarantee this older piece of equipment.”

The Chaos That is eBay

“Item condition: Used
Unknown working condition. Powers on and some of the tubes light up but don’t know how to test it.”

From eBay: “Used” An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

They don’t even adhere to the eBay-specified definitions any more –and eBay doesn’t seem to give a crap. It enforces almost none of its own rules, which is an horrific message for buyers who want to trust them when they purchase things. Money, money, money….

Swan 250 with 117XC

I have two Swan 250’s right now. One of them was declared a basic waste of time while the other has never left the box it arrived in. This one says it works.




“Just in time for the upcoming Es season. A tested working Swan 250 6 Meter Transceiver. This radio operates on SSB, CW and AM modes. The radio has been bench tested and has also been used on the air. It comes with the matching 117CX AC power supply and an Astatic 525 hand mic (marked Pace). I will also include a photocopy of the user / service manual with a schematic. All cabling for AC operation with the 117CX is also included.

The radio receives a -130 dBm signal without a problem and will put out 50 to 60 Watts CW. The driver tube (6GK6) is a bit soft so more power can be had if this was replaced. Both the 6146 final tubes were tested in an EICO 667 Dynamic conductance tester and measured at 120%. The last photo shows the output spectrum with the transmitter putting 60 Watts into a dummy load. Several on the air contacts have been made with the radio using the supplied hand mic and all audio reports were very favorable. Cosmetically the rig is in reasonable shape with no major scratches or dents in the front panels. The covers have some scratches and the 250 cover has been repainted (see photos).”

If you see the other two up for sale, it means it does work. 😉

How to Store Your Wall Warts


Found this on the internet a while ago. I apologize for not remembering where. The outlets have no power connected to them. They’re just used as a place to stick a wall wart so it’s not laying on the round, getting kicked around.

Holy Swan 140!

My Swan 140 arrived on Friday. Just got it upstairs and out of the box yesterday. (Told you I was disabled.) HOLEE!




Sheeeesh! At least the 9 extra holes were free. 😉

Swan 350 Mystery Board

mysterySwan 350 mystery board attached to the bottom of the radio. The 350 arrived last night and hopefully I’ll get a chance to look at it over the weekend. So far, the suggestion is that it’s a CW keyer board but none of the support docs mention a tube as part of the circuit.