On my usual Sunday morning flea market crawl, I picked up an Eddystone Model
850/4 communications receiver today. In my haste (I hate to miss a bargain
:-) I didn't pay attention to the frequency coverage (10 - 600 Khz) so
really have no use for it, except as an ornament which I have no room for.
Cosmetically it's very good (with the exception of one broken knob) and it
does work with no hum, but there's no VLF activity around these parts.
Any suggestions on what to do with it? Is it feasible to attempt to convert
it (or make a converter) to cover at least the BC band? or just part it out
(it's too heavy to reasonably mail). I mentioned it on the Yahoo Eddystone
User Group and have been told that only 200 of this model were made (Grade:
Ebay "RARE" - guess that's an option :-) ) so of course I haven't been able
to locate a schematic or much more information on it, except that it was
made in 1962. Big brute of a power transformer - Primary 110 - 220 Volts,
with geared flywheel tuning, cast aluminum panel and parts of the chassis,
'prettily' laced wiring and so on.
Your ideas are solicited and welcome (I'll even laugh at the asinine ones
which have been known to follow :-)).