Updated 6-29-2006

May 2006 Column


Drake 2NT Transmitter - Drake 2B + 2BQ Receiver

Drake Novice Station

2NT Front View
(Larger photo)

2NT Above Chassis View
(Larger photo)

2NT Under Chassis View
(Larger photo)

2B and 2BQ Front View
(Larger photo)

Replacement Parts

I found a ham who has replacement parts for the Drake 2B receiver. They appear well designed and are reasonably priced. Here is a link to his web page which has all the information.

WA9TGT - Unique Radio Parts, LLC

Links of Drake Interest

Drake 2-B Service Information on CD

Drake Ohio Museum

R. L. Drake Virtual Museum

R.L. Drake Company (today)

Drake's Last Ham Products

The History Behind The R.L. Drake Company
Written by Bill Frost (WD8DFP)
Service Department Manager, R. L. Drake Co.

- A Family Affair -
The R.L. Drake Story (book)
(For Sale by Universal Radio)

A Nice Collection of Drake Links
and Information by N9BOR
(Page may load slow, but it's worth the wait.)


~ From the Mail Box ~

John, I had a Drake 2B in the 60's and it was a great receiver.  I gave it away in the early 1980s...wish I still had it.  Here's a photo of me at age 15 or 16 in 1967 or 1968.  My friend (now) Dr. Ed Watters N3EW is on the left, and me, Frank Cahill WB4RVL, on the right.  We were giving a demo on ham radio as part of the science club at the Severn School in Severna Park , MD.  We both had Heath DX-60s and Ed had a Hallicrafters SX-28 receiver.  We both still play with radios and see each other on a regular basis.  73, Frank Cahill WB4RVL

John Dilks, K2TQN    125 Warf Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-8501   e-mail: K2TQN@arrl.net