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

(Shown: Bob,WØYVA and Nick 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, ha...  READ MORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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