Click here to see my factory custom Globe King 400 as featured in the y2k CQ Classic Radio calendar
My WRL Collection.
Globe Chief Model 90-A
Globe Chief 90A: transmitter; Ad: JAN 58 QST; price
kit, $74.50 wired; 90 watts CW; 160 thru 10 meters;
band switching; 6AG7 oscillator, pair 807's final amplifier,
5U4GA rectifier; weight 27 lbs.
Band Switching Globe King 400
Front View. Under repair
Rear View. Under repair
This Globe King 400, was custom made by WRL for a customer. It employs three RF decks, one Modulator deck, and power supply, also has built-in antenna tuner. It can be configured for any three bands the user likes, switching from one band to another is done by move two rotary switches to the proper band setting. Uses three pairs (6) V-70D's in the finals as did most all Globe Kings. This transmitter is currently undergoing restoration, as it spent several years in a shed. At this time all three RF decks are transmitting at full power, I am now working on the modulator deck now. Power supply has been re-built by W9UD. Also I would like to thank Jim W9UD for all his help.
Globe King 400C
Globe King 400C: transmitter; Ad: SEP 53 QST; price $495.00
kit, $515.00 wired; 400 watts AM, 435 watts CW; 160 thru 10
meters; plug-in coils; RF Section: 7C5 crystal oscillator, 807
buffer, push-pull V-70D's final,(These are rare today) pair VR150
Modulator: 6SJ7 speech amplifier, 6C5 amplifier, 6C5 amplifier,
6F6 driver, push-pull 5514 modulators, 5Y3 low voltage
rectifier, pair 866JR high voltage rectifiers; Power Supply:
5U4G low voltage rectifier, pair 866A high voltage rectifiers.
TVI shielding, severe cases may require additional TVI proofing
at slight additional cost. Crated shipping weight 250 lbs. WRL
continued to advertise the 400C long after the introduction of
the 500A (see NOV 55 QST ad).
Globe Scout Model 40-A
Globe Scout 40A: transmitter; Ad: SEP 53 QST; price
kit, $99.95 wired; 40 watts AM, 50 watts CW; 160 thru 10 meters;
band switching; 6V6 crystal oscillator, 6146 final amplifier,
6SJ7 speech amplifier, 6C5 driver, 6L6G modulator, 5U4G
Globe Scout 680-A
Globe Scout 680A: transmitter; Ad: JAN 58 QST; price
kit, $119.95 wired; 50 watts AM, 65 watts CW; 80 thru 6 meters;
band switching; 6V6 crystal oscillator, 6146 final amplifier, 6U8
speech amplifier/driver, 6L6GB modulator, 5U4GB rectifier.
WRL 755 VFO
VFO 755: Ad: NOV 55 QST; price $49.95 kit, $59.95
and 40 meter output; calibrated 160 thru 10 meters; 50 volts
output; built-in power supply; 13:1 tuning; 6AU6 oscillator,
6CB6 buffer, 0A2 regulator, reviewed in MAR 56 QST.
July 1956 Page 112 Page 139
August 1956 Page 112
September 1956 Page 131
October 1956 Page 119 Page 127
November 1956 Page 117 Page 125 Page 131 Page 144
Cover of Radio and TV News Feb 1958
Text and Photo Courtesy of K8TBW K8TBW Home Page