[AMRadio] Building my first regenerative RX

Brett Gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net
Fri Feb 1 21:23:25 EST 2008

You can buy tube bases, so you dont have to break tubes.
Antique electronic supply was selling them last I looked,
along with coil forms, rf chokes, tubes, sockets, knobs,
and so on.

PVC pipe makes nice coil forms, but to get the best Q, the old B+W
coil stock can not be beat.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AirRadio" <AirRadio at dsl.pipex.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Building my first regenerative RX

> That looks really great, I have almost enough bits in my junkbox to
> construct this ( might even have a Selenium rectifier!  hihi)  I love the
> sound of breaking glass, now where's all those old dead octals gone?
> Seriously though you don't have to use old tube bases but you might have
> recalculate the coil dimensions, I wonder if there is a simple transmitter
> to go with it? 73 Max M0GHQ
> >
> >
> > JT Croteau wrote:
> >> I'd like to try building my first regenerative receiver but I am quite
> >> new to tube rigs so I am looking for something relatively simple to
> >> construct.  I've been looking at the following circuit and wonder if
> >> it'd be a good one to start with.
> >>
> >> http://www.mines.uidaho.edu/~glowbugs/12at7_regen.html
> >>
> >> Would I have any difficulties finding the tube, tube socket, and tube
> >> bases?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
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