[AMRadio] Ah, the Smell of a "Real Radio"


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Mon Feb 5 23:33:55 EST 2007


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-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Jim Miller WB5OXQ" <wb5oxq at grandecom.net> 

> Nothing like the smell of dusty tubes warming up! I had a HQ 180 for a 
> while and they are great radios! 
> WB5OXQ, Jim in Waco. 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mike Duke, K5XU" 
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
> 
> Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 9:36 PM 
> Subject: [AMRadio] Ah, the Smell of a "Real Radio" 
> 
> 
> > At our Jackson, MS fest this weekend, a longtime friend had several 
> > receivers recently acquired from a local estate. 
> > 
> > One of them, an HQ170, was my dream receiver as I was studying for my 
> > license and listening to the bands on a mid 60's model Zenith receiver 
> > beginning at age 11. 
> > 
> > I wound up with a 1968 vintage HQ110-A/VHF as my Novice station receiver, 
> > but I've never owned or operated an HQ170. 
> > 
> > The 170 didn't sell, and my friend needed some work space to catch up on 
> > some 
> > other projects. So, he sent it home with me with instructions to keep the 
> > capacitors formed for him. 
> > 
> > Other than asking where we would put anything else in "your room," my wife 
> > said nothing. So, yesterday afternoon while she was at the grocery store 
> > just after the Super Bowl party shoppers had gone home, I cleared a space 
> > atop an old sewing machine cabinet, and fired it up. 
> > 
> > Mind you, my wife has only seen a few boatanchors, in other people's 
> > shacks, 
> > and most of them viewed while turned off. 
> > 
> > Upon her return I called her in to have a look. From the door, she saw me 
> > standing in front of the HQ170, leaning slightly forward, and breathing 
> > deeply while grinning from ear to ear. 
> > 
> > "My Goodness! What's that smell?" she asked. 
> > 
> > "Real radios just smell that way," I said. "If they don't, then they 
> > aren't 
> > working." 
> > 
> > "okay," she said. "It even looks like a real radio." 
> > 
> > Life is indeed good! 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Mike Duke, K5XU 
> > American Council of Blind Radio Amateurs 
> > 
> > 
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