[AMRadio] Re: Beer can silliness


Brett Gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net
Thu Nov 29 18:55:50 EST 2007


Well, I worked  w3ecg (John) last weekend, who was in the hospital for
a year, heart problems it seems, he used to be on a lot with w3duq, both
running
FT102's into amplifiers.
Last weekend I was using the 3X4D32 rig, giving the 813 rig
a rest.
40 meter conditions were very good, low noise, good skip conditions,
not crowded, what more could you ask for?

My new FT102 should arrive late tomorrow, which I am
excited about, I may try an get on with it barefoot at 40 watts
on Saturday, but I might also be playing with it , doing the DUQ
audio mods, replacing meter lights with LED's, and generaly having
 fun with radio.
Its coming up on radio season, once the fall yard work is done,
time to build something!

Brett
N2DTS


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <cemilton at aol.com>
To: <brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net>; <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Beer can silliness


> GE Brett (and the group),
>
> You're correct..........not much of interest.  Let me contribute to the
> boredom, if I may.
>
> My post asking for 4.7uh RF chokes for the RANGER I restoration were
> met with "order them from".
>
> So, I rolled my own.  Probably the only person in Florida to visit a
> Radio Shack today and come up with some 100uh, 2-amp RF chokes.  Cut a
> couple of them down to size and ended up with ~ 5.0 uh lashup that will
> meet the needs of the Ranger restoration.
>
> Week before that, I took on my RCA 74-B ribbon microphone.  Re-ribboned
> it!  Still shaking from the experience.  But when the signal from it is
> passed through the Collins 212Z-1 mixer, it's as sweet a sound as one
> could ask for.  Now in the process of interfacing it with the KWM-1,
> KWM-2 and 32S-3 rigs. Also with the DX-100/R-390A lashup that I'm
> enjoying on AM.
>
> Not sure what the digital groups are doing or whether other OT's like
> myself are having fun or not...............But I am.
>
> Sri to post such a mundane post as above, but I like to think that's
> what many of us OT's are doing daily.
>
> Worrying about the IARU and the ARRL is academic.  I don't like much of
> what the ARRL does on any given day.  But I won't stop and waste time
> worrying about things I (nor others) can reasonably control.  I'm
> enjoying AM and the hobby in general.
>
> Thanks, Brett, for asking about "things of interest".
>
> Best 73 to all de W4MIL
> Chuck
> Palm Coast, FL.
>
> As always, YMMV.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Gazdzinski <brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net>
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 5:28 pm
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Beer can silliness
>
>
> All I can say, is I like beer from bottles.
> They may make good insulators, but poor antenna's.
>
> I cant say the list has been interesting lately, anyone got any
> posts about AM, vintage gear, tube stuff, homebrew info,
> or anything else of intrest to post about?
>
> I have a couple of old yaesu FT102,s on the way, which
> should be fun to play with.
> Who has what that sparks their interest that they will play
> with over the winter?
> I need to homebrew a couple antenna tuners, maybe put up a resonant
> 40 meter dipole to go along with the G5RV, and get on 40 meters and
> have some good QSO's about radio stuff, the posts here have been
> quite poor lately....
>
> Anyone building anything?
>
> Brett
> N2DTS
>
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