CRUSADER SSB  Transmitter

 
SPECIFICATIONS:

Frequency/Power Output/Modes:

410 to 525 Khz  800 watts  CW and MCW
2 MHz 100 watts  AM (high level mod)
4 to 22 MHz 1.5 kw out PEP SSB R/T
4 to 22 MHz 1.2 kw out CW
Frequency control: ?
Power input - 440 VAC 3 phase
Weight - ?
Dimensions - ?
Comment: Uses three 4-400 transmitting tetrodes in the Power Amplifier stage.
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This Crusader example could be found in the radio room of P& O Arcadia GRFP in 1978. (Courtesy Ships Nostalgia web page)

 
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CCGS weathership Quadra's radio room in 1968. The operator reading the paper is Pete Pennyfather and facing the camera is Jerry Mah.  Pete is at the Aeradio Position while Jerry is handling the Marine Position.  The transmitter in the middle of the photo is a British Marconi Crusader.  To its right, a Racal RA17 is in evidence.  Below the Racal is a Marconi Atlalanta receiver. There is also a rack of 13, vertically mounted Canadian Marconi XH13, solid state, HF receivers in there as well.  (Photo by Bob Manning)

Contributors and Credits:

1) http://philpott.de/Pdf_book/Marine%20transmitters%20and%20receivers.pdf
2) Bob Manning (now deceased)
3) http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/106618/title/p-26amp-3bo-arcadia-radio-room/cat/530

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