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Coast to Coast AM host Art Bell, W6OBB, SK

Longtime radio host Art Bell died Friday at his Pahrump home, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced. He was 72.Bell’s paranormal-themed show, “Coast to Coast AM,” was syndicated on about 500 North American stations in the 1990s before he left the nightly show in 2002. He broadcast the show from Pahrump’s KNYE 95.1 FM, a station he founded.From Art's web site&n...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
04/14/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
New Arrival: Swan 350C & 117XC
Thanks to Dean, K4ATR

I've had lots of Swan 350's in the past, but this one is by far the best, and will stay at this QTH with my other Swan keeper: the model 400.  This 350C was built in February 1968 and sold to Amateur Electronic Supply in Wisconsin (per Stu, K4BOV) and sold to a ham in Texas.  Stu also reported that approximately 1100 of these 350C's were made, and this one was one of the...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
04/07/2018
Activities
Announcing the 6th (2018) annual CE Boatanchor Event
Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee on July 21-22

(Shown: Nick and Bob with the Central Electronics 100V prototype, 2017)The Jonesborough event is now ARRL-sanctioned for 2018This year's event will be held, once again, at Storybrook Farms in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee on July 21-22. Plans are being made for numerous technical discussions, fleamarket (including a fee based 'deluxe' fleamarket which is shaded, has electricity...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
03/19/2018
Activities
Build Your Own Altair 8800 Personal Computer
Go back to 1974 and the dawn of home computing with this Arduino-based kit

The MITS Altair 8800 was the first commercially successful personal computer. Created by Ed Roberts in 1974, it was purchased by the thousands via mail order, proving there was a huge demand for computers outside universities and large corporations. Its influence was immense: For example, after seeing the Altair featured on the cover of the January 1975 issue of Popular El...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
02/26/2018
Activities
2018 Novice Rig Roundup
March 3, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The Novice Rig Roundup (NRR) 2018 will be held over a period of 9 days, starting at 00:00 UTC on March 3, 2018 and ending at23:59 UTC on March 11, 2018. The Novice Rig Roundup is a congenial gathering of radio amateurs celebrating the equipment and operating skills of a bygone era. You need not have Novice-class equipment, as defined by our rules, to participate. You are encouraged to join us...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
02/11/2018
Activities
Brother Stair Back on the Air Soon?
Released on January 24 with a $750,000 bail

In truth, Brother Stair never really left the shortwaves. WBCQ (and others?) replayed archived Overcomer Ministry shows while Brother Stair was incarcerated.In fact, shortly after Stair was taken into custody last month, WBCQ’s Allan Weiner–a friend of Brother Stair – shared his thoughts on the air. Mr. Weiner: Why do you have concerns about how Brother S...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/30/2018
Activities
Brother Stair Wears Orange (again)
May be polluting the airwaves soon for a mere $750K

 Fourteenth Circuit Court Judge Perry Buckner split the difference when it came time to set bond for Ralph G. Stair, the religious leader of Overcomer Ministry.At the beginning of Stair’s bond hearing on eight criminal counts, Sean Thornton of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office told Buckner that a pair of letters from two of Stair’s alleged victims and a third victim, who a...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/25/2018
Activities
RCI's Massive 78-year-old transmitter for sale
A piece of radio history could be yours for $5,000.

A 1940 RCA 50 kW shortwave transmitter, located at the decommissioned Radio Canada International Site in Sackville, is up for sale.The transmitter is a small room, about five metres long by two-and-a-half metres wide, and it's filled with lever, buttons, glass tubes and wires. The property was bought in February 2017 by Mi'gmawe'l Tplu't...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/23/2018
Activities
W8TOW Resurrects a BC779 SuperPro
Steve releases YouTube videos on operation & alignment

Steve addresses IF, crystal filter, dial calibration and oscillator woes on a beautiful BC779 National.  Steve is looking forward to building expertise on the creation of YouTube videos as a learning tool for his students.You can find out more about Steve on his QRZ.COM page....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/07/2018
Activities
Check Out the National NC-183D!
Thanks to Jerry, K9GAS, for this superb example.

In all the years of my collecting, I've never seen a finer example of the National NC-183D receiver.  From around 1956, this 17-tube receiver is positively beautiful.  The paint shines like new.  The tuning and meter dials are crisp (most are faded and/or discolored).  Hooked up to a worthy speaker, the push/pull 6V6 audio is in a class by itself.  In fact, the powerfu...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
12/17/2017
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
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