[AMRadio] retro 75


Vic Mukal tvictor at attglobal.net
Wed Apr 7 22:32:13 EDT 2010


Brett,

I expect to receive my retrokit soon, but can you share with us what kind of
microphone you used? The specified Radio Shack microphone is no longer
available and the specs are not posted on the RS website.

Many thanks!

Tom
WB2STR

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Brett Gazdzinski <
Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net> wrote:

> Looking at the retro 75 diagram, I might try and retrofit the wilderness
> radio sierra, which is multi band and 5 watts out, has abx (variable
> bandwidth) a vfo, agc and other nice things...
>
> What we need is a kit like the sierra but designed for AM, think a simple
> CB
> set for 40 meters kit...
>
> Brett
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Lawson" <w4rl at bellsouth.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>  Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 9:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] retro 75
>
>
> > My friend Ron N4RT built one and had a nice chat with Art N4JK about 90
> > air
> > miles away one afternoon recently. And I have one still in the kit form
> > that
> > I will soon built.  It's a fun project for us here at the 65 dollar price
> > and I will have fun with it just as I do with my Norcal 40A qrp cw 40
> > meter
> > transceiver.  I am quite sure some will put the Retro 75 retrofitted in a
> > WWII, Korean, or VN comm handheld/backpack and have a ball at hamfest
> with
> > a
> > long whip antenna.  It's a venture and I am thankful that the Small
> Wonder
> > Labs came out with it......for our fund to build.  Kudos I say to Dave
> > Benson K1SWL.  It's not like he had to do this for us, as in I don't
> think
> > he's going to become a millionaire from this endeavor.  As I am in my
> > retirement years I laud those who provide us with constructive projects
> to
> > complete.
> >
> > Hear here, hear here, hear here.  Thanks Dave.
> >
> > 73 Robert W4RL
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <johndtate at post.com>
> > To: <Brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net>; <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:23 PM
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] retro 75
> >
> >
> >>I also was thinking a 40 meter version would be really nice.  At those
> >> qrp levels and with summer approaching it would be a winner!!  Heck why
> >> not a 10 meter version too!  Maybe he should offer a deluxe multiband
> >> AM transceiver kit!  Chaching!
> >>
> >> John KX5JT
> >>
> >>
> >> -----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: Wed, Apr 7, 2010 5:53 pm
> >> Subject: [AMRadio] retro 75
> >>
> >>
> >> Speaking of building, there is a new AM transceiver kit:
> >> http://smallwonderlabs.com/Retro-75.htm
> >>
> >> I built it, it works well.
> >> I IS very simple, and lacks things like a good agc, variable filter,
> >> vfo, S
> >> meter.
> >> I let small wonder labs know a deluxe kit would sell like hotcakes at a
> >> lumberjack convention...
> >> I also asked for a 40 meter version.
> >>
> >> Brett
> >> N2DTS
> >>
> >>
> >>
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