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Lost Satellite Found By Ham

There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, many will simply burn up as they reenter the atmosphere. But some will continue circling as "zombie" satellites — neither alive nor quite dead."Most zombie satellites are satellites that are no longer under human control, or have failed to some degree," says Scott Tilley.Tilley, ...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
04/24/2020
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
W9RAN Restores an Eldico TR1-TV
Globe King competitor gets a new life.

Some pics and a few notes about the rather obscure Eldico TR1-TV, which was made in 1953-4 as a TVI-proof version of the TR-1.   Changes included a three-chassis design, improved filtering and shielding, and a change from an 813 to the 4E27/5-125B PA tube.   Power supply, modulator, and RF deck were offered separately, or as a complete transmitter in a 28" tall rack cabine...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
01/20/2019
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
Bob, W9RAN, announces the VERSA-TR
Featured in the December 2018 issue of QST

Inexpensive Software Defined Radios offer excellent performance and value for hams and SWLs, but they lack key features that are needed for actual use on the air:Provision for automatically muting the speakers when transmitting, to eliminate overloading and audio feedback.A sidetone to monitor CW keying. SDRs do not provide a CW sidetone, and even worse, the time delay resulting from digital signa...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
11/21/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
2018 KI8BQ AM Gathering Info
Sturgis Michigan

Gary, KI8BQ has provided info on this year's AM Gathering.  He requests an RSVP.  The flyer containing the location address, contact info and other information is also available here for printing....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
05/06/2018
Recognizing Radio Amateurs
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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