w9gt at comcast.net
w9gt at comcast.net
Wed Sep 19 10:24:56 EDT 2007
Yes, those were the days!!! I probably had more fun as a novice for that first year than I have had in all the years since. What a cool experience as a 14 yr old kid.....having my own radio station and actually talking with other people with equipment that I built/haywired myself!!
Hope we will see you and John, and others from Chicago-Milwaukee areas at the Ft Wayne Hamfest again this year. We are planning to get together again at the ACME Bar & Grill for lunch and eyeball QSOs. Sure enjoyed it last year.
73, Jack, W9GT
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From: "Frank J. Mercurio" <w9fm at sbcglobal.net>
> your comment about the Zenith reminded me of the first receiver I used
> as a newly licensed ham in 1957. It was an RCA model 8K console that I
> pulled the chassis out of and set on the desk. I fabricated a Masonite
> front panel and added a bfo and a Heath QF-1 q multiplier! Next, in
> 1958 or so I "graduated" to a Heath AR-2! After that, I used a home
> brewed rx!
> Presently, we have the following: R390A, 75A4, 51J4, Racal RA6790/GM,
> Sylvania R1414/URR, BC348, and an HRO-500!
> That old RCA was fun to work with ... finding a choke to sub for the
> speaker voice coil, replacing that wet electrolytic can that sprayed
> its guts out one time in the middle of a qso ... ah! the memories!
> 73, Frank W9FM (on AM)
> w9gt at comcast.net wrote:
> > It might be interesting, however, to note that my first "ham" receiver was an
> old Zenith 7S363 console that I pulled the chassis out of and set on the
> operating table. I utilized a another little ACDC radio along side the Zenith
> for BFO to copy CW by heterodyning the local oscillator in the Zenith IF.
> Crude, yes...but it worked and I had a lot of
> > fun with it as a novice. "Modern" receivers include a couple of ICOM
> transceivers, but they just don't have the classic sound and ambience of the
> boatanchor stuff.
> > 73, Jack, W9GT
> > -------------- Original message --------------
> > From: sbjohnston at aol.com
> >>> what sort of receivers are in use in the AM community?
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