Authored by VE3EFJ
3.7.1 Sources of Commercial Mods
A number of sources did exist for mods to this equipment. Amateurs like to change equipment around. If the equipment is popular, it is not unusual for a cottage industry to develop for some enhancements and goodies. Consider the following as reference only:
No current data exists to my knowledge indicating that Sartori Associates is still providing any accessories.
Sherwood is back in the Drake business and has a Web sight. I encourage R4C owners to have a look.
A filter switch kit for both the GUF-1 and '2 was available that mounted above the chassis where the first crystal filter resided. The object of the exercise was to provide switchable filters for CW and the 'other' modes. Sherwood might have done something similar also.
It is difficult to find a better filter for a radio than from these folks. Most of their filters for all of the radios that you could buy for are drop in replacements.
Some models of the GUF-1 are not drop in replacements, but the work required to install the filter is not all that difficult. International's filters are made in Japan and subject to delivery and order delays. If you catch International between orders for new shipments, expect to wait 3 months minimum.
These people are the only source for optional filters for older equipment that I am aware of. They DO NOT have AM filters for any of the 7 line. Since they are the only source, readers that want a filter for their Drakes (or older 'other') are advised very strongly NOT to hesitate.
*** International Radio has been bought out.
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