Harvey-Wells TBS-50D (Bandmaster Deluxe)

    Harvey-Wells TBS-50D (Bandmaster Deluxe) - Front view
Type
Desktop Amateur HF/VHF Transmitter 
Frequency range RX
TX
10-80m / 6m / 2m  
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
AM / CW 
RF-output
50 W (input) 
Connections
Antenna
Klemmen / schroeven 
Impedance
50/500 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
Mains 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
203 × 305 × 203 mm (7.99 × 12.01 × 7.99 in)  
Weight
8.2 kg (18.1 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 194x and 194x in USA 
Other features
Memories
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Harvey-Wells 
Model
TBS-50D (Bandmaster Deluxe)
Features
 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  

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Reviews

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Reviewed by
Whiting107
Review date
Jan 26th, 19:43
Purchased
New in 1954
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Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
5 of 5
Features
5 of 5
User friendliness
5 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Excellent solid stable transmitter

My Dad n Mother bought me this rig in 1954 from Uncle Dave's Radio Shack a distributor I believe somewhere in NE. Maybe MA or NY. I have used it all my life & was last on the air in 1977 as K2BWL. Worked CW & QSO n had a wall of QSL cards on my wall from the proudest being from NZ when I was a teenager. A local ham in my small town of Andover NY Phil Hackett W2TPN taught me license requirements. The H-W still works today & enjoyed being selected often above stronger rigs when answering CQ. It was years later I did replace the 807 although probably had no reason to change. I've had several xmitters over the yrs now some 60+yrs & the H-W is the best. My rig included the H-W power supply a HealthKit VFO & military TU tuner modified for all the bands on the 50-D. Great solid & dependable to this day

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