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ne1s at neandertech.com
Mon Jan 23 14:30:04 EST 2006
Last Saturday nite I was down in the cellar shack, working on building a PP
805 modulator deck for a 1930s open relay-rack transmitter I'm restoring
that, to the best of my knowledge, never had a modulator.
I tuned around 75M and 160M looking for some AM QSOs to monitor, but I
couldn't find any with signals good enough for comfortable listening (which
is a rare occurrence up here in the Northeast).
So I switched the old Meissner RCVR to the AM broadcast band, and tuned
across 770 Kc/s WABC - a talk radio station for the past 24 years, but
before that the quintessential AM "contemporary" music station. And what I
heard was not talk radio, but a live show with a real DJ/commentator
spinning the old tunes! From what I gathered this is a new show, and there
were all kinds of folks calling in giving their praise. And in one segment
was a live Neil Sedaka (sp?) interview!
It was like being caught in a time warp. Some of my fondest childhood
memories are of hanging out in my grandfather's cellar in Chatham, NJ
building, fixing or otherwise diddling with some radio with WABC cranking
I now know how I'll be spending my Saturday nites for the foreseeable
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