Picked this up on eBay from @TOSPhaser, grew on me after seeing them on the Set Tour. Just some sanding then install them in my Ham Shack. He recognized my name in the order and sent the 5 extra pusbuttons. VA2 UFP
Is that your actual call sign? Mine’s KD2BLN.
Ok, looked it up, apparently it is!
Nice Drake, D104 and Chair.
My father had that same microphone on the right. He was a ham too.
Open Hailing Frequncies!
Nice! I’ve really been wanting one of these but I couldn’t find the seller.
Actually the original peanut microphone was made by RCA. The one I have is Midland circa 1965, a crystal element, very clear on that tube AM 2 Meter transiever from the same timeframe. Today 2 Meter is FM. There are a handful of AM Nets across the US where these boat anchors as they are called are used. The crystals or rocks in the case cover the 2 meter band and are genuine US military.
He makes very nice stuff, good guy too