[time-nuts] Possibly OT - Any interest in a vintage HP/Dymec DY-5842 VLF receiver?
ziggy9 at pumpkinbrook.com
Sat Oct 2 05:19:36 UTC 2010
I've received a few expressions of interest. So I've put up a few
pictures at <http://www.pumpkinbrook.com/DY-5842/> , just the front,
back, and top views. When I received this, there was no top or back
panel, I didn't remove them for the pictures. In those pictures,
you'll see that there's some accumulated crud, just dust really, that
could be cleaned off. But there it is in all its glory, warts and
all. In fact, it's old enough the orange paint has been peeling off
the meter needle :)
It's 19" rack mount, the manual says 10-5/32" high and 16" deep. It
also says 35 lbs, but it really doesn't seem that heavy to me.
Someone suggested that I pdf the manual, and I can certainly do that,
but it will be next week. I'll post it when I get it done.
Thanks for the interest.
Oh, and I'm in Massachusetts btw.
On Oct 1, 2010, at 6:42 PM, jmfranke wrote:
> I am very interested. Do you have any images?
> John Franke WA4WDL
> Portsmouth, VA 23703
> From: "ziggy9" <ziggy9 at pumpkinbrook.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 6:34 PM
> To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Subject: [time-nuts] Possibly OT - Any interest in a vintage HP/
> Dymec DY-5842 VLF receiver?
>> Fellow time-nuts:
>> I've got a circa 1964 DY-5842 VLF receiver. This is (was) operated in
>> conjunction with an external time interval counter to make a
>> comparison. So you would select WWVL for example, and use that as
>> primary standard for comparison to your local standard. It's got 5
>> in it: 16, 18, 19.8, 20, and 60 kHz (listed as GBR, NBA, NPM, WWVL,
>> It works and I have the manual. The thing is, the interest in
>> like this is bound to be a bit narrow, so I thought I'd mention it
>> So if there are any collectors, equipment museums, etc. that might be
>> interested in this, please let me know. I'm a bit sentimental about
>> thing, it's sort of a bit of history, and from what I can tell,
>> rare (doesnt make it worth anything though :). Since it's a bit of a
>> curiosity, I'd like to pass it to someone that might be interested
>> in it
>> rather than just tossing it. I can always provide more details to
>> that wants them.
>> Best regards,
>> Paul Davis - K9MR
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