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Short Wave / looking for Shrtwave reciever
« Last post by Dale on Today at 08:02:51 AM »
Hello Viewer,

          I am looking for a TEN-TEC 1254 or something in that type , as some could use at the bench or maybe as a ham usage, in QPRing
            Nothing fancy . Then could tune about the SW Bands..

                           Tks For reading
                                            Dale wb8woj
Post your Shack, Shop, Repair room / My Little Reair Bench
« Last post by Dale on Today at 06:14:48 AM »
 Few items not sure of seen, top on the left Mini USB Scope , in center use a Tablet for viewing  and watching LIL Buddy video's .
     Old school  teachings, here to keep memory going. when not  at the bench HamRadio via Bicycle,BackPacking QRPer mostly..
                                Tks For reading
                                       Dale WB8WOJ
Electronic Video Blog / #123 1969 Fender Band Mast Repair
« Last post by Radio Tech on June 25, 2017, 09:36:23 PM »

CB Radio Repair Forum / Connex 3400
« Last post by peabody830 on June 22, 2017, 02:38:43 PM »
had some thing go wrong with it, the am regular and 2 of the finals burned out, replaced them and now the radio will not key up. the voltage from the regulator is correct and the middle leg of the transistors is the same. can anyone push me the right direction thank you
Antennas and Towers / Arkansas Antenna is COMPLETED
« Last post by k7rmj on June 22, 2017, 02:29:22 PM »
YAAY, It's up and it works. The roof-climber guys shoed up yesterday and we got the tower installed and the antenna up and working. It's been a long project but finally completed. We put the tower up first and bolted it to the platform. Then we installed the antenna on the mast and the mast on the tower. The fun part was figuring out which direction was south LOL. Nobody had a functioning compass, so we looked up my address on Google Maps and eyeballed the direction the ridge peak of the roof was pointing. Then to get a precision installation we used the TLAR method. (That Looks About Right). After all, that beam has a 60 degree beam width at the 6db points in the radiation pattern. Yup, I stayed up too late last night playing around on 20 meters. It was open up to about 1800 miles until sometime after midnight. I gave up around 11pm. Needless to say, I am a happy camper now.
73 DE K7RMJ  Frank
Antennas and Towers / Re: Arkansas Antenna
« Last post by k7rmj on June 18, 2017, 05:21:14 PM »
Here is some more of the "Rest of the Story". It is a bit long at 6 pages but I did manage to include a few pictures. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you do.

73 DE K7RMJ  Frank

New member welcome / Re: Hello All
« Last post by k7rmj on June 18, 2017, 03:09:52 PM »
Greetings Chris and welcome aboard. Glad to have you join us all.

73 DE K7RMJ  Frank
New member welcome / Re: Hello All
« Last post by Radio Tech on June 15, 2017, 10:00:08 AM »
Hi Chris,
Thanks for sharing that. Always great to hear where others are in the hobby.
Been a busy week here at work. Look forward from hearing more of your adventure.

Welcome to the forum. Little slow here at the moment.
New member welcome / Hello All
« Last post by N9whh on June 12, 2017, 11:19:52 PM »
Good evening.
By way of introduction, I would have to say that I have had an interest in electronics and radio since I turned on my first light switch when I was 2 years old, (according to my mother). I burned my fingers on my dad's soldering iron at an early age! (I remember it to this day, very plainly!) My dad dabbled in radio repair when I was very little, and one of my favorite memories is of all the old radios lying around our basement. I was always experimenting and wiring simple circuits, many times, using my electric train transformer as a power source. It is a tribute to the robustness of those old Lionel transformers, as it still survives today.

I only dabbled, myself, never having gone into electronics as an occupation, but ending up as a mechanical engineer and designer. My love of electronics has continued to this day, but never really had any formal training, until about 40 years ago. I took a correspondence course in TV/radio repair from NRI. (Anyone remember NRI? It's gone today, I suppose, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it all!)  I got into it just about the time that no one was repairing TVs anymore, but it was worth it. Never was any good working on TVs anyway.

I have always loved old radios, though. I restored my first one, an old Stewart Warner from the '30s that my grandparents had, at 16. I had a little coaching from my dad, but got it working. I still have it today. I have been doing it ever since.

I got my ham ticket in '93, staring out as a tech. and working my way up to Advanced then Extra class. I like to build my own rigs: having built my Elecraft K2 and K3. The K3 is my main rig, that I use on the HF bands, but really love those old tube rigs. I have several Heathkits that I have restored. Most recently a SB-102, SB-300, and a SB-400 and TX-1 (with SB-10) and RX-1 waiting in the wings. Just waiting until I have enough bench space to work on those. I have been collecting the boat anchors since I got my ticket.

With retirement in my future, I am looking forward to the restoration of what I now have, but am always looking to add more to the pile. Buddy, I look forward to your videos: they inspire my to keep going!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Chris, N9WHH
Electronic Video Blog / Re: #120 ICOM IC-735 VCO Repair
« Last post by Radio Tech on June 04, 2017, 08:00:41 PM »
The main culprit
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