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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
New Arrival: RME 6900 & 6901 Speaker
Thanks to Bill, W4MA

The big brown UPS truck just delivered to me a beautiful RME 6900 receiver, along with its 6901 speaker.  Bill, W4MA from Georgia decided to let it go after a long ownership, and posted it on QTH.COM.  I'm the lucky one to get it.  Bill is as meticulous in his packing as he is in his care for his radios.The sceldom-seen RME 6900 receiver was the last effort from RME, which ...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
11/25/2017
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
Philo T. Farnsworth Fiasco
Forgotten Relics of Inventor of Electronic TV

(Shown: Barry, AC9NK, at the Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum Farnsworth exhibit in Fort Wayne, Indiana)The brilliance of Philo T. Farnsworth and his contributions to us today, no longer are found in a museum bearing his name in Indiana. Farnsworth, like other brilliant men (ie Edwin H. Armstrong) was exploited and sued by RCA's David Sarnoff for ...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
11/19/2017
Old Time Radio (OTR)
Acom 1010 Linear Amplifier Procured
Thanks to David, W8UAB

I'm delighted with this Acom 1010 amplifier, purchased from David, W8UAB via QRZ.COM.  David went out of his way to pack it and send it to me after we abandoned the idea of meeting in eastern Ohio.This amp is as fault-tolerant as it gets.  Design and build quality is first-rate, with a single Russian ceramic GU-74B tetrode .  Mated with the old Heathkit 2060A, which feeds t...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
11/14/2017
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
Morse code to communicate after Irma
No phone or Wi-Fi? No problem. Ham used ham radio, Morse code to communicate after Irma

It’s like something out of a war story from the past — a man sends Morse code messages to let people know he’s alive in the worst of times.It wasn’t years ago though. It was just under a month ago, Sept. 11, the day after Category 4 Hurricane Irma passed over the Florida Keys and wiped out most forms of communication with the outside world.But there was one method to get in...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
10/07/2017
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
What Was Your First Rig?
Another N6TLU Question of the Day, 2017 AM Get Together, Sturgis MI

 (Click Above LInk for YouTube Video)Question of the day at the AMGT AM Get together 2017 Sturgis, MI. Had a great time. Weather was perfect. People friendly and the great food, really a nice event. KI8BQ, Gary knows how to put it on. Look forward to it every year. Hopefully see you there next year. (Terry, N6TLU)...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
08/21/2017
Activities
Sturgis, Michigan AM Meet 7/29/2017
Pictures and News

Link: Terry, N6TLU, constructed thisYouTube video for the event.Thanks to Gary, KI8BQ for making his awesome Sturgis, Michigan QTH available for another swapmeet  this year  There were about 42 in attendance with flawless weather.  I got to put names to the voices I hear from up north, and scored some beautiful gear from Jerry, W9JMK: a beautiful Gonset GSB-100 with matching&nb...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
07/29/2017
Activities
2017 W9DYV Boatanchor Event in the Can!
Another successful gathering in Jonesborough, TN

The W9DYV event is solidfying as the go-to resource for experienced enthusiasts.  There already are more of the best speakers, authors, restorers and builders of vintage equipment in Jonesborough than anywhere else at one time.  It's an honor to just be around them all!  I picked up a nice Central Electronics 20A and its matching 458 VFO for only $50 in the tailgating area,...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
07/23/2017
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
George Frost, KF9WV: Silent Key

(Picture: George in the early 1960s as a novice, then licensed as WN9BXM)George J. Frost, KF9WV, of Shelbyville, Indiana passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.  George was a strong, wilfull man, and full of energy.  He fought the bravest fight against cancer that I've ever seen.  He was first licensed in 1962, with his novice call transferring to WA9BXM as he upgraded. &nb...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/25/2017
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
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