Well, got online this morning and ordered a cheap solid-state ricebox to use as a temporary RF driver for my home-brew 4-400CG RF deck. After seeing that it was going to be shipped from the HRO in Sunnyvale I called and just drove there to pick it up. I think that store moved in there about a year after I left Sunnyvale so I never even knew it was there until now. Anyway, after chatting with a couple of old 3825 SSB operators over coffee about boatanchores I decided to also purchase an Astron 35 amp power supply for it since I didn’t currently have one large enough. It's not one of those crappy ham ricebox switching supplies either, it's the old normal pass transistor type. I will just need to figure out a way to attenuate the transceiver down for the 12mA of grid drive I need, but the good thing is I will also be able get the 4-400's AB bias setting set for SSB as well. Then I can use it next when I go to setup the modified BA-1K transmitter. Then after that I can throw it in the car, or etc... .