|[AMRadio] Ah, the Smell of a "Real Radio"|
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Mon Feb 5 23:33:55 EST 2007
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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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