Fixing Swan amplifiers + HF2-V on the roof

Randy Powell ad274 at
Tue Nov 14 07:36:26 EST 1995

After a little investigation I found an employee of Cubic Corp. (ex Swan Corp.)
who is intimately familiar with Swan linear amplifiers and will work on them fo
$35/hour + parts:

John Bruchey
4910 Verde Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057

(619) 757-4717  (after 5 PM and weekends)

I shipped my Swan Mark II power supply + RF deck down to John via UPS.  Since I
didn't have the original Swan shipping boxes, UPS insisted on packing both PSU
and RF deck in one huge box surrounded by foam made up there at UPS.  I drove
down to Oceanside from Santa Monica to pick up the amp last Sunday because John
couldn't get the huge box in his car to ship back!  He replaced the LOAD variab
cap, large RF choke between the 2 3-500z's and the grid circuit choke ++resisto
and I'm very pleased with his work.  Highly recommended.

Have any of you roof-mounted an HF2-V?

Thanks & 73,
Randy NZ6N
ad274 at (that's LAFN.ORG in lower case)

>From Jan Seay <jans at>  Tue Nov 14 15:59:27 1995
From: Jan Seay <jans at> (Jan Seay)
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 06:59:27 -0900 (AST)
Subject: QSLing service a business opportunity?
Message-ID: <Pine.HPP.3.91.951114065639.24957A-100000 at>

Somehow, a business venture aligned with qsling goes
against the intent of a "Courtesy of a QSO".
We have too many trying to make a buck off of the
amateur service already. (ie: the dxpeditions that
want money for a card, the W5 group doing "Volunteer
Examining". Now there's an oxymoron!  de KL7HF

On Mon, 13 Nov 1995, WA6BXH/7J1ABV wrote:

> QSLing ... it's not just a problem ... it a potential business opportunity.
> The topic of QSLing has come around once again ..... with many good comments.
> Some suggest the use of digital or electronic QSLing perhaps by accessing
> an on-line database.  Others prefer to receive individual QSL for the
> collections.
> For example, WQ5L wrote:
> >Award applicants, instead of submitting QSLs, would note the call/date/
> >time/band/mode of the QSO and note that the log is online. The award
> >sponsors would then run checks of the submitted info vs. the online
> >database and verify the QSOs that way.
> >
> So .... why doesn't some bright fellow, small firm, or even an organization
> like the ARRL Foundation (NCDXF, etc) set themselves up to do this on a
> commercial basis or in certain cases as a fund raising activity?
> Logs submitted to the various contest sponsors (ie. ARRL, JARL, CQ, DARC, etc.)
> generally become the "property" of those organizations, right?  So, they
> could in turn license the logs (very easy in disc form) to a "QSL Service
> Provider".
> The QSL service provider could then put all the logs into a central database and
> then set up shop. Individuals from around the world could send in their QSL
> requests... for a small fee... and get a relatively quick turn-around.  How
> big a fee?  Should be less that US$1, I would think.
> If the QSOs are not in the database ..... send them back.  A minimal charge
> could even be made for this effort (postage costs + ???).
> The ARRL, CQ Mag, etc. could then "audit" the operations to make sure
> things are run on the up and up, at least with respect to their various
> awards programs.  This would help keep the QSL provider honest.
> In the case of DXpeditions where funds are often raised thru the QSL
> effort, it might be possible to contract for a "percentage" of the income
> over and above expenses.  In addition, the QSL provider, in order to obtain
> the "rights" for handling the QSLing might even provide a source of funding
> for DXpeditions.
> Just a thought.
> 73, Sandy  WA6BXH/7J1ABV
> slay at

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