rwpeters at swbell.net
Wed Apr 11 13:07:21 EDT 2007
I LOVE IT John...When I was 16 I was a Ham Radio Instructor at a Boys
Camp in Maine. The owner wanted to make a Radio Station and I used the
same Lafayette transmitter as you did except I had it on a 175 foot
longwire. It covered the whole camp no problem...Had two turntables a
Mike and a sorta mixer. Everyday from 11AM till 2 PM WZAK was on the
air. We had a visit from a CE from a local Radio station that we were
making it 10 miles away and he came to the camp to find out who did
this. Man I thought he was going to turn me in to the FCC but he just
warned me to take the big antenna off and keep it in the camp. WZAK was
on the air for 5 years that I know of. I thought for sure I would loose
my Ham Ticket...
By the way That CE gave us an old Western Electric Console to use!!!!
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of John Lyles
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 12:32 PM
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: [AMRadio] wireless
I had a Laf-a-Lot (Lafayette) 2 tube wireless broadcaster, hot chassis
and all, which I connected to a wire and made it out to one block away.
I had a junky turntable, a really old Mike, and a couple of toggle
switches as my mixer. Only had a few 45 rpm records back then, so my
programming was rather limited. Everything was fine until I connected
the input jack of the transmitter to the speaker jack of my Knight Kit
Star Roamer, trying to rebroadcast shortwave over medium wave. The
sparks flew as i grounded the chassis of the transmitter, not having
correctly polarized outlets in my parents 100 year old house.
Next I tried ham radio, that seemed to be the ticket....
> > Coverage, coverage, coverage! What memories you had me remember.
> > Anyone else do the "Cutting Edge" in the AM bands?
> > 73 Robert W4RL
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