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Celebrating the CRT


Technology 0 Comments 09/05/2019  

The Tube was everywhere, and its influence over western society would only continue to grow toward the end of the 20th century, as multiple-television households, computers and video-game consoles became increasingly more commonplace, until being fully replaced by LCD displays in the early 21st. I can’t imagine what the world would have been like without the Tube – or maybe I can.


   If you go to pretty much any car company’s website in 2020, you’ll find a “build-and-price” page where you can pick colors and options for any model, see how specs look and get an MSRP. That’s been around for ages, but you might not have seen an older example of a digital car configurator than this incredible “Chevtech Disk Drive” MS-DOS program from the &...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  07/13/2020 
   Having recently scored a vintage Hallicrafters SX-122, one of the best Receivers Hallicrafters ever made, I was dismayed to find it was missing the HA-7 Crystal Calibrator. By themselves, they are very rare, and go for probably as much as the whole radio on Ebay when one does show up.I downloaded the HA-7 manual from BAMA (It was part of the SX-122 manual) and surmised what it would take to build ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  05/26/2020 
   Let's face it: for technologists, Hams generally have crappy web sites.  Not this one.   As a professional developer, my hat is off to this Aussie.  Lots of great content. for the vintage enthusiast and Shortwave/Mediumwave DXer....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  04/07/2020 
   "There are many interesting Swan modification articles available in the back issues of 73 magazine for free download.  The old 73 magazine archives also contain a lot of useful information on other amateur radios and amateur radio related related topics as well. Since we're all sitting around the house these days, it can provide some additional topical reading material."73 ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  04/02/2020 
   We specialize in high voltage capacitors and resistors for tube radios / electronics. We sell high voltage film capacitors, high voltage electrolytic capacitors, silver mica capacitors and AC-rated line filter safety capacitors for tube electronics. We carry 630 volt & 1600 volt Orange Dips and 630 volt, 1000 volt & 6000 volt tubular a...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/10/2020 
   Terry, N6TLU, is truly committed to the vintage radio art.  You'll find lots and lots of first-rate YouTube videos from within his D-Lab headquarters, where he repairs and updates classic gear.  If you have a DX-60, you need his mods - and don't forget to grab an official wine glass....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/07/2020 
   [ The Delphi language is proof positive that all the best things are not necessarily household names.  Not only was Borland's Delphi OOP language (ObjectPascal) superior to every compiled, client-executable solution out there from vendors like Microsoft and PowerBuilder, its IDE was years ahead of its time.  To this day, I compare all the languages I run into to this groundbreaker.&n...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  02/17/2020 
   [Bob, W9RAN checked into the Feb 9, 2020 20M Vintage Sideband Net and sounded great with this one-of-a-kind hombrew piece.  Click on the link above for all the details and lots of pictures.][This] is a three band rig, 80, 40 and 20M, as was popular during the first half of the 1960s when sunspots were low and the money saved helped make SSB more affordable.   It has a fifteen t...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  02/09/2020 
   How on Earth do you patch the software on a computer orbiting the Moon?  Very carefully. ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  02/03/2020 
   [I started professionally developing Web applications back in 1996, where MIDI music, dancing babies, unicorns, insane colors and animated gifs kicked off what has now become a very different (and sometimes very dark) place to "surf" with your morning coffee.]Geocities was one of the first places your average person could make a website for free. The Geocities Gallery aims to a...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  02/03/2020 

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