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RL Drake RARE T-4 Reciter Transmit Add On for the R-4 & R-4A Receivers in Very Good Condition

$299.99

RL Drake RARE T-4 Reciter Transmit Add On for the R-4 & R-4A Receivers in Very Good Condition

$299.99
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This RL Drake RARE T-4 Reciter Transmit Add On for the R-4 & R-4A Receivers, Is in Very Good Condition.

This one is Serial Number 0112 and has been stored unused for several decades, in a dry, controlled, non smoking environment, and part of a large Collection from someone who worked for years to find the cleanest examples of Vintage Radio Gear.

This particular Reciter is super clean inside and out. They are indeed Rare, especially in this condition. 

Both the cabinet and Face Plate have some light marks that is hard to see in the pictures.

I tested this unit on my bench and it powers up okay and I was able to load it up with Good output.

Because it has the original electrolytic capacitors, I did not test it any further.

As with most vintage gear, the old Electrolytic capacitors should be replaced before put into service.

 

In 1965, Drake introduced the T-4 "reciter" which was a transmitter add on for the R4 series receivers (it had no PTO of its own and used the PTO and other signals from the R-4 & R-4A receiver, to generate the transmit signal), making them a two piece "transceiver".  It is basically the same as the T-4X Transmitter without the PTO.

It saw limited sales and is a rare item on the used ham gear lists.

 

I am selling this item as is as described for the family of a Silent Key.

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