|[AMRadio] Re: Boatanchor Transmitter FS in Salem, OR|
ne1s at neandertech.com
Mon Jul 23 12:55:45 EDT 2007
> Gotta hand it to Jon/AD5HR... he's only been a ham for about 6 yeas...
> and he's building rigs. He's talking on a homebrew rig, running a pair of
> 807's modulated by a home-brewed modulator, running a pair of 807's, and
> the modulator is driven by his homebrew speech-amp. That rig, while
> desktop. probably weighs in at around 1.5 lbs per watt ;-)
Sounds like Jon knows how to have fun! My bet is the hobby will hold his
interest a lot longer than for the kilobuck ricebox or shack-on-a-belt
I made my first contact as a Johnny Novice back in '83 with a transmitter I
built myself - a 6AU6 driving a 6146 (OK, so I used a Knight VFO with it).
Been hamming non-stop ever since, can't ever see giving it a rest.
...who is 50, but was much younger 25 years ago!
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