From w5jo at brightok.net Fri May 1 09:22:13 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 08:22:13 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Message Message-ID: <563D2252637F4B95A29D202068C2801B@JimPC> It appears that the AM Fone site is having trouble or is it my computer? Jim W5JO From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Fri May 1 09:40:06 2015 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 08:40:06 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Message In-Reply-To: <563D2252637F4B95A29D202068C2801B@JimPC> References: <563D2252637F4B95A29D202068C2801B@JimPC> Message-ID: <000501d08414$579f3b90$06ddb2b0$@sbcglobal.net> Hi Jim....looks like the website is down or having some sort of problem. 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wilhite Sent: Friday, May 1, 2015 8:22 AM To: AM Radio List Subject: [AMRadio] Message It appears that the AM Fone site is having trouble or is it my computer? Jim W5JO ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From ka1kaq at gmail.com Fri May 1 11:37:35 2015 From: ka1kaq at gmail.com (Todd, KA1KAQ) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 11:37:35 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Message In-Reply-To: <000501d08414$579f3b90$06ddb2b0$@sbcglobal.net> References: <563D2252637F4B95A29D202068C2801B@JimPC> <000501d08414$579f3b90$06ddb2b0$@sbcglobal.net> Message-ID: Yep, we're aware of the situation and looking into it. Some kind of automatic-something did something, woohoo.... Thanks - ~ Todd, KA1KAQ/4 On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 9:40 AM, David Harmon wrote: > Hi Jim....looks like the website is down or having some sort of problem. > > > 73 > > David Harmon > K6XYZ > Sperry, OK > > -----Original Message----- > From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim > Wilhite > Sent: Friday, May 1, 2015 8:22 AM > To: AM Radio List > Subject: [AMRadio] Message > > It appears that the AM Fone site is having trouble or is it my computer? > > Jim > W5JO > > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: > http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the > word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > From k4kyv at charter.net Fri May 1 13:08:06 2015 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 12:08:06 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Radio Operators Message-ID: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> > These days about 95% or more of my operating is on AM, but there are a > few operating events in which I participate every year that are CW-only. > In the winter I get nostalgic and operate more CW. All CW operation is > with fairly crude homebrew stuff, as it doesn't "float my boat" to > operate CW with a factory-made rig, whether we're talking about a > TS-440S or Johnson Viking I (but that's just me). > -Larry/NE1S Hi Larry. Enjoyed talking to you from Al W1VTP's QTH during my recent visit to NH and Cape Cod to attend family get-togethers. It's not very often that I operate a station with a class E transmitter and Flex SDR for receiver. My AM transmitters all have CW capability, including the Gates BC1-T I converted to 160. An article appeared in August 2014 ER describing my modifications and a specific trick to make the Gates and other BC transmitters work properly on CW. I have an iambic electronic keyer and an expensive set of March magnetic-repulsion paddles, but the keyer and paddles gather dust; I much prefer my 1920s era Vibroplex Original bug. It's velvet smooth with no contact bounce, while my 1947 Original is stiff with so much contact bounce that the dits sound fuzzy. I need to peddle it and my Bencher paddles at a hamfest, since I never use them. I like to say that 95% of my operation is on AM and the other 5% CW, but lately my actual amount of CW operation is probably less than 1%. The reason is that most of the CW contacts I make over the air can be described in one word: uninteresting or should I say boring! Very rarely do I run into a CW operator using homebrew anything; I think the percentage of homebrew CW transmitters heard on the air nowadays rivals that of homebrew SSB rigs, except maybe for the QRPers. A typical CW contact consists of exchanging RST, name, QTH, WX and finally, the mandatory oparator's age and how long he has been a ham. Then comes the rig: the name of the manufacturer followed by a string of letters and numbers indicating the model, which usually is meaningless to me since I don't try to keep track of the model numbers of all the plastic radios on the market. After a few exchanges comes the inevitable news that the XYL is calling, or that it's bedtime, followed by CUL & 73. Every now and again a CW QSO ends up as an interesting ragchew. Maybe it's an old timer describing his earlier homebrew station, a former teacher who enjoys exchanging war stories from the days before retirement, maybe someone who has travelled abroad talking about the adventures of youth, or someone describing the joys and frustrations of home ownership, maintenance and restoration. Occasionally the op has or does work(ed) AM and that becomes the topic of conversation. But between every one of those QSOs interesting enough to make me willingly spend one-half to several hours operating the bug, are the dozens of rubber-stamp QSOs described in the previous paragraph. This gives me less incentive to switch over to CW and re-tune the rig and antenna to the CW frequencies in the first place. I have no interest in contests, traffic nets nor chasing DX, since DX contacts tend to be even more rubber-stamp than domestic ragchews and signal reports are often meaningless 599 even when the signal is barely perceptible. Do you know of any specific CW frequencies on 160-80-40 where vintage and homebrew operators hang out, kind of like the AM Windows/Ghettos on the lower frequency bands? I have repeatedly heard for years that such frequencies exist, but I fail to find them. Don k4kyv --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com From amradio at mailman.qth.net Fri May 1 13:21:12 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (W2EMN via AMRadio) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 13:21:12 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] BC1004B In-Reply-To: <1430443029.88023.YahooMailBasic@web160604.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> References: <1430443029.88023.YahooMailBasic@web160604.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <14d107f1225-79e6-bf86@webprd-a33.mail.aol.com> Two reasons I can think of: First, both the National and Hammarlund had separate supplies to keep the heat down in the radio. The Hammarlund drifts quite a bit even with the off-board power supply. Second, the power supply is bulletproof. I have a BC-779 that had a bypass cap short- right on the B+ line from the power supply. I had left the radio to warm up, and it sat with the short for about 2 hours. I was sure the power supply would be toast, but after it cooled off it worked fine. I think the resistance of the chokes limited the current to a safe level. Needless to say, I replaced all of the paper caps in the radio. The only original cap left is the oil-filled filter cap in the power supply. Ed W2EMN -----Original Message----- From: CL in NC via AMRadio To: amradio Sent: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 9:17 pm Subject: [AMRadio] BC1004B I have a Hammarlund Super Pro/BC1004B, second one I've owned in 45 years. Never knew the answer to this, maybe someone can shed some light. Why was it designed with such a massive external power supply? Charlie, W4MEC in NC ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Fri May 1 14:43:55 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 13:43:55 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] BC1004B In-Reply-To: <14d107f1225-79e6-bf86@webprd-a33.mail.aol.com> References: <1430443029.88023.YahooMailBasic@web160604.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> <14d107f1225-79e6-bf86@webprd-a33.mail.aol.com> Message-ID: > The only original cap left is the oil-filled filter cap in the power supply. It might not be a bad idea to leak test the cap. I have had two oil caps in the p.s. of my CR88 short on me. They were each 4 mfd 500 v. Over time the seals around the lugs let in air a bit and the dielectric becomes contaminated. The first time it happened I replaced the cap with a NOS Sangamo 600 v. 5 mfd oil cap. The second time it happened I got serious and replaced the remaining two with two sets of 1 mfd 600 v. polypropylene caps, 5 each paralleled. I got lucky both times--I was in the shack or not far away and caught the failure right away the first time and within 15 minutes or so the second time. Rob K5UJ From cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net Fri May 1 15:10:23 2015 From: cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net (Kim Elmore) Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 14:10:23 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Radio Operators In-Reply-To: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> References: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> Message-ID: <2EFEEA09-33A2-435E-B1F4-14D7FD5412CF@sbcglobal.net> Look up the FISTS calling frequencies. I've had some great CW QSOs there. Kim N5OP "People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith On May 1, 2015, at 12:08, "Donald Chester" wrote: >> These days about 95% or more of my operating is on AM, but there are a >> few operating events in which I participate every year that are CW-only. >> In the winter I get nostalgic and operate more CW. All CW operation is >> with fairly crude homebrew stuff, as it doesn't "float my boat" to >> operate CW with a factory-made rig, whether we're talking about a >> TS-440S or Johnson Viking I (but that's just me). > >> -Larry/NE1S > > Hi Larry. > > Enjoyed talking to you from Al W1VTP's QTH during my recent visit to NH and > Cape Cod to attend family get-togethers. It's not very often that I operate > a station with a class E transmitter and Flex SDR for receiver. > > My AM transmitters all have CW capability, including the Gates BC1-T I > converted to 160. An article appeared in August 2014 ER describing my > modifications and a specific trick to make the Gates and other BC > transmitters work properly on CW. I have an iambic electronic keyer and an > expensive set of March magnetic-repulsion paddles, but the keyer and paddles > gather dust; I much prefer my 1920s era Vibroplex Original bug. It's velvet > smooth with no contact bounce, while my 1947 Original is stiff with so much > contact bounce that the dits sound fuzzy. I need to peddle it and my Bencher > paddles at a hamfest, since I never use them. > > I like to say that 95% of my operation is on AM and the other 5% CW, but > lately my actual amount of CW operation is probably less than 1%. The > reason is that most of the CW contacts I make over the air can be described > in one word: uninteresting or should I say boring! Very rarely do I run > into a CW operator using homebrew anything; I think the percentage of > homebrew CW transmitters heard on the air nowadays rivals that of homebrew > SSB rigs, except maybe for the QRPers. A typical CW contact consists of > exchanging RST, name, QTH, WX and finally, the mandatory oparator's age and > how long he has been a ham. Then comes the rig: the name of the > manufacturer followed by a string of letters and numbers indicating the > model, which usually is meaningless to me since I don't try to keep track of > the model numbers of all the plastic radios on the market. After a few > exchanges comes the inevitable news that the XYL is calling, or that it's > bedtime, followed by CUL & 73. > > Every now and again a CW QSO ends up as an interesting ragchew. Maybe it's > an old timer describing his earlier homebrew station, a former teacher who > enjoys exchanging war stories from the days before retirement, maybe someone > who has travelled abroad talking about the adventures of youth, or someone > describing the joys and frustrations of home ownership, maintenance and > restoration. Occasionally the op has or does work(ed) AM and that becomes > the topic of conversation. But between every one of those QSOs interesting > enough to make me willingly spend one-half to several hours operating the > bug, are the dozens of rubber-stamp QSOs described in the previous > paragraph. This gives me less incentive to switch over to CW and re-tune the > rig and antenna to the CW frequencies in the first place. I have no interest > in contests, traffic nets nor chasing DX, since DX contacts tend to be even > more rubber-stamp than domestic ragchews and signal reports are often > meaningless 599 even when the signal is barely perceptible. > > Do you know of any specific CW frequencies on 160-80-40 where vintage and > homebrew operators hang out, kind of like the AM Windows/Ghettos on the > lower frequency bands? I have repeatedly heard for years that such > frequencies exist, but I fail to find them. > > Don k4kyv > > > > > > --- > This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. > http://www.avast.com > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net Fri May 1 18:45:07 2015 From: cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net (Kim Elmore) Date: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:45:07 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Radio Operators In-Reply-To: <2EFEEA09-33A2-435E-B1F4-14D7FD5412CF@sbcglobal.net> References: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> <2EFEEA09-33A2-435E-B1F4-14D7FD5412CF@sbcglobal.net> Message-ID: <554401F3.90108@sbcglobal.net> I should have posted a link to the FISTS calling frequencies! I'm fixing that with this link: http://www.fistsna.org/pdfdocs/CallFreq.pdf For North America: Band Frequency (kHz) 160 1808 80 3558 40 7058 30 10118 20 14058 17 18085 15 21058 12 24908 10 28058 FISTS notes that the calling frequencies on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters - are only 2 KHz below the QRP calling frequencies (7.030 MHz is the QRP calling frequency in Europe). Please be considerate to the QRP CW ops and only QSY *down* from these frequencies. Kim N5OP On 5/1/2015 2:10 PM, Kim Elmore wrote: > Look up the FISTS calling frequencies. I've had some great CW QSOs there. > > Kim N5OP > > "People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith > > On May 1, 2015, at 12:08, "Donald Chester" wrote: > >>> These days about 95% or more of my operating is on AM, but there are a >>> few operating events in which I participate every year that are CW-only. >>> In the winter I get nostalgic and operate more CW. All CW operation is >>> with fairly crude homebrew stuff, as it doesn't "float my boat" to >>> operate CW with a factory-made rig, whether we're talking about a >>> TS-440S or Johnson Viking I (but that's just me). >>> -Larry/NE1S >> Hi Larry. >> >> Enjoyed talking to you from Al W1VTP's QTH during my recent visit to NH and >> Cape Cod to attend family get-togethers. It's not very often that I operate >> a station with a class E transmitter and Flex SDR for receiver. >> >> My AM transmitters all have CW capability, including the Gates BC1-T I >> converted to 160. An article appeared in August 2014 ER describing my >> modifications and a specific trick to make the Gates and other BC >> transmitters work properly on CW. I have an iambic electronic keyer and an >> expensive set of March magnetic-repulsion paddles, but the keyer and paddles >> gather dust; I much prefer my 1920s era Vibroplex Original bug. It's velvet >> smooth with no contact bounce, while my 1947 Original is stiff with so much >> contact bounce that the dits sound fuzzy. I need to peddle it and my Bencher >> paddles at a hamfest, since I never use them. >> >> I like to say that 95% of my operation is on AM and the other 5% CW, but >> lately my actual amount of CW operation is probably less than 1%. The >> reason is that most of the CW contacts I make over the air can be described >> in one word: uninteresting or should I say boring! Very rarely do I run >> into a CW operator using homebrew anything; I think the percentage of >> homebrew CW transmitters heard on the air nowadays rivals that of homebrew >> SSB rigs, except maybe for the QRPers. A typical CW contact consists of >> exchanging RST, name, QTH, WX and finally, the mandatory oparator's age and >> how long he has been a ham. Then comes the rig: the name of the >> manufacturer followed by a string of letters and numbers indicating the >> model, which usually is meaningless to me since I don't try to keep track of >> the model numbers of all the plastic radios on the market. After a few >> exchanges comes the inevitable news that the XYL is calling, or that it's >> bedtime, followed by CUL & 73. >> >> Every now and again a CW QSO ends up as an interesting ragchew. Maybe it's >> an old timer describing his earlier homebrew station, a former teacher who >> enjoys exchanging war stories from the days before retirement, maybe someone >> who has travelled abroad talking about the adventures of youth, or someone >> describing the joys and frustrations of home ownership, maintenance and >> restoration. Occasionally the op has or does work(ed) AM and that becomes >> the topic of conversation. But between every one of those QSOs interesting >> enough to make me willingly spend one-half to several hours operating the >> bug, are the dozens of rubber-stamp QSOs described in the previous >> paragraph. This gives me less incentive to switch over to CW and re-tune the >> rig and antenna to the CW frequencies in the first place. I have no interest >> in contests, traffic nets nor chasing DX, since DX contacts tend to be even >> more rubber-stamp than domestic ragchews and signal reports are often >> meaningless 599 even when the signal is barely perceptible. >> >> Do you know of any specific CW frequencies on 160-80-40 where vintage and >> homebrew operators hang out, kind of like the AM Windows/Ghettos on the >> lower frequency bands? I have repeatedly heard for years that such >> frequencies exist, but I fail to find them. >> >> Don k4kyv >> >> >> >> >> >> --- >> This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. >> http://www.avast.com >> >> ______________________________________________________________ >> Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net >> AMRadio mailing list >> Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ >> List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html >> List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio >> Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net >> To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with >> the word unsubscribe in the message body. >> >> This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net >> Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > -- Kim Elmore, Ph.D. (Adj. Assoc. Prof., OU School of Meteorology, CCM, PP SEL/MEL/Glider, N5OP, 2nd Class Radiotelegraph, GROL) /"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." //? Attributed to many people; it?s so true that it doesn?t matter who said it./ From amradio at mailman.qth.net Sat May 2 13:02:01 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (CL in NC via AMRadio) Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 10:02:01 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] 1/2 Ready Message-ID: <1430586121.40999.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> "NORAD Returns to Cheyenne, Warns of EMP Attack", or so goes the headline. I know, we'll all be dead, it's inevitable perhaps, but if we are not, perhaps our tube gear will keep us in touch to swap ammo and food amongst us. Might need to go back to 5U4's and 6AL5's in your gear though, and points and condensers in your generator. I'm being tongue in cheek, please take it in the spirit of humor as it is meant. Charlie, W4MEC in NC From ne1s at securespeed.us Sat May 2 16:25:59 2015 From: ne1s at securespeed.us (Larry Szendrei) Date: Sat, 02 May 2015 16:25:59 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Radio Operators In-Reply-To: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> References: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> Message-ID: <554532D7.6040200@securespeed.us> On 5/1/15 1:08 PM, Donald Chester wrote: > Hi Larry. > > Enjoyed talking to you from Al W1VTP's QTH during my recent visit to NH and > Cape Cod to attend family get-togethers. It's not very often that I operate > a station with a class E transmitter and Flex SDR for receiver. I enjoyed talking o you too, Don. Since I'm usually not on much at night, there's seldom propagation to Tennessee on 160M and 80M during the day, we don't get to chat very often. > I like to say that 95% of my operation is on AM and the other 5% CW, but > lately my actual amount of CW operation is probably less than 1%. The > reason is that most of the CW contacts I make over the air can be described > in one word: uninteresting or should I say boring! For my type CW operation, it's more about "the hardware" than the content of the QSO. When on CW I'm typically running something very crude - a free-running LC oscillator (Hartley or TNT) or a single-tube xtal rig feeding the antenna directly - all homebrewed - along with a regen receiver. I'm happy to be communicating with ANYONE under the circumstances! :-) If I want to engage in a long ragchew, I'd rather be on AM anyway. > > Every now and again a CW QSO ends up as an interesting ragchew. Maybe it's > an old timer describing his earlier homebrew station, a former teacher who > enjoys exchanging war stories from the days before retirement, maybe someone > who has travelled abroad talking about the adventures of youth, or someone > describing the joys and frustrations of home ownership, maintenance and > restoration. Occasionally the op has or does work(ed) AM and that becomes > the topic of conversation. But between every one of those QSOs interesting > enough to make me willingly spend one-half to several hours operating the > bug, are the dozens of rubber-stamp QSOs described in the previous > paragraph. This gives me less incentive to switch over to CW and re-tune the > rig and antenna to the CW frequencies in the first place. I have no interest > in contests, traffic nets nor chasing DX, since DX contacts tend to be even > more rubber-stamp than domestic ragchews and signal reports are often > meaningless 599 even when the signal is barely perceptible. Yeah, I know what you mean about the lack of meaningful QSOs these days. More often than you may think, though, I'll run into someone who understands and has an appreciation for what I'm running, and an interesting QSO results. > > Do you know of any specific CW frequencies on 160-80-40 where vintage and > homebrew operators hang out, kind of like the AM Windows/Ghettos on the > lower frequency bands? I have repeatedly heard for years that such > frequencies exist, but I fail to find them. > I'm afraid I don't. But Kim N5OP posted a list, which I'm saving. Like I had said, I'm on AM the vast majority of the time anyway, so CW isn't really a priority. It's just that in the winter time ("radio season" for me), I get nostalgic to occasionally put some time into using the most primitive mode and equipment that's still legal. Sorry for the late response, but I was at NEARfest all day yesterday. 73, -Larry/NE1S From w5jo at brightok.net Sat May 2 17:18:58 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 16:18:58 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Radio Operators In-Reply-To: <554532D7.6040200@securespeed.us> References: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> <554532D7.6040200@securespeed.us> Message-ID: <18E424BE96F746478E31DD5DE67DBB79@JimPC> How was it? Jim W5JO Sorry for the late response, but I was at NEARfest all day yesterday. 73, -Larry/NE1S From amradio at mailman.qth.net Sat May 2 22:27:30 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (Bill Guyger via AMRadio) Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 02:27:30 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] 1/2 Ready In-Reply-To: <1430586121.40999.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> References: <1430586121.40999.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <1008938244.411910.1430620050508.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> You may not be too far off. IF there is a nuke war, and nothing?is totally out of the question......? A number of years ago when the company I was working for at the time was building Gas Blocking Connectors for the?DOE's Nevada?Test Facility (they had to insert the Gas Blocks into the bundle of cables coming up hole from the "device" in order to keep radioactive gas from traveling up the cables and escaping into the atmosphere) I was?told by a gentleman from the DOE who came in to inspect every lot of connectors we produced before they accepted them, that there won't be a day after. His advice was to get a lawn chair and a cooler of beer and go sit at the nearest Air Force Base (or equivalent) and enjoy the fireball. He had witnessed the Bikini Atoll blast, the above ground tests?in Nevada?and was 200 miles away from the big Hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific?that yielded much more than expected. He had his surveyor lay off the azimuth to the test site so they would be looking in the right direction when the bomb went off at sunrise. He said he need not have bothered, he could have read a newspaper.??Given his connections, he?was conversant with what the Russians would be throwing at us. Hence his advise to just get it over quickly. So,?blast effects not withstanding, the EMP's?might make tube radios the only functioning?com gear for us types that can't afford hardened high tech stuff, and who might survive the initial attack. I don't THINK the ruskies will deliberately start something, but there are a lot of nut cases running around out there who might do something that leads to something much worse. Just saying...... Pray for peace, and count every day a blessing. Bill AD5OL ? From: CL in NC via AMRadio To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:02 PM Subject: [AMRadio] 1/2 Ready "NORAD Returns to Cheyenne, Warns of EMP Attack", or so goes the headline.? I know, we'll all be dead, it's inevitable perhaps, but if we are not, perhaps our tube gear will keep us in touch to swap ammo and food amongst us.? Might need to go back to 5U4's and 6AL5's in your gear though, and points and condensers in your generator. I'm being tongue in cheek, please take it in the spirit of humor as it is meant. Charlie, W4MEC in NC ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From ne1s at securespeed.us Sun May 3 11:29:07 2015 From: ne1s at securespeed.us (Larry Szendrei) Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: <18E424BE96F746478E31DD5DE67DBB79@JimPC> References: <002201d08431$645ec220$2d1c4660$@charter.net> <554532D7.6040200@securespeed.us> <18E424BE96F746478E31DD5DE67DBB79@JimPC> Message-ID: <55463EC3.6050900@securespeed.us> On 5/2/15 5:18 PM, Jim Wilhite wrote: > > Sorry for the late response, but I was at NEARfest all day yesterday. > 73, > -Larry/NE1S > > How was it? > > Jim > W5JO It was great. Attendance seemed good, and there was no rain, although the sun stayed behind the clouds and it was a bit on the cool side. I was wearing a heavy sweater and a jacket, and was still a bit chilly. Yesterday was the sunny and warm day, but I didn't make it back, although I had planned to. (It's about a 2 hour drive each way, and I was feeling a bit under the WX.) I was not looking to pick up anything big, just a few parts to keep the projects going, a few of which I found. As far as equipment goes, I am generally in downsize mode, but not going nuts about it. I did have some stuff for sale, and stayed with that stuff a lot of the time - you can't sell it if you're not present - so didn't get to cruse around and look at stuff as much as I would have liked. My XYL was with me, but I didn't want to ask her to stay with the stuff alone for too long at a time. This seemed to be the fest if you wanted a Harvey Wells TBS-50, as there were a lot of them there. Some had the VFOs, but most were without. I sold my HQ-170 with matching speaker, as well as a pair of Radio Shack amplified speakers I had bought at a hamfest years ago to use for computer speakers, and no longer needed. I also gave away a Model 33 Teletype (why did I ever think i needed two of them?). So I was happy to unload a couple of large items that I wasn't using. I had used the HQ-170 quite a bit when I first got my ticket, but I have plenty of other, older receivers I enjoy more these days. But the main reason I go is to have eyeball QSOs with my friends, and the fest didn't disappoint, except for the notable absence of KA1KAQ, WA2PJP, K4HX, and W3JN. Joe W3GMS and his XYL Martha came to the fest and had stayed with us Wed. night. It was the first time they were up to the QTH and we had a great visit with them. I showed Joe my Tek 575 curve tracer, and how I had adapted it to trace the curves of vacuum tubes, and he indicated he'd like to have a 575. I had another friend who was looking to unload a pair of them gratis, so I contacted him and he brought them to the fest. Joe got the better one and we gave the other one to someone we didn't know but who was walking by and expressed interest. NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the entire Northeast. Long, rambling answer to a short question... 73, -Larry/NE1S From manualman at juno.com Sun May 3 15:04:41 2015 From: manualman at juno.com (manualman at juno.com) Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 15:04:41 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) Message-ID: Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming in second. As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in the "Northeast" that could be considered "great". You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while. Actually I went to a hamfest today, in PA, just over the Delaware River from NJ. Great time, great weather and saw lots of stuff everywhere. Vendor next to me was selling loads of 6L6GC's and EL-34's for $3.00 each with quantity discounts. All used but tested good to very good. He had a constant stream of buyers. Saw several AM'ers and even a few sideband guys. I talk to them too. Pete, wa2cwa On Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Larry Szendrei writes: > > NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the entire Northeast. > > Long, rambling answer to a short question... > > 73, > -Larry/NE1S From w5jo at brightok.net Sun May 3 16:55:40 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 15:55:40 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> In my area many of the small hamfests have almost died out. It seems if they are not big they aren't surviving. Of course the premier fest in the area where I live is Belton with Dallas coming in second. The only ones that do well are associated with larger cities. Oklahoma city is now bordering on a small fest, somewhat due to the fact they have been gypsies in the last few years and have settled on a poor location. The fest in Claremore, near Tulsa is a good one and I understand the Austin, TX is good. It is strange that we hear little of anything in the Houston area although I know there is one there. I haven't been to the Little Rock or Ft. Smith, AR fests in a long time so don't know how they are doing. The same goes for the Duke City fest in Albuquerque but I do know from reports the fest in Midland, TX is suffering. It is a sad commentary for me to attend one of the fests only to meet and greet old friends. I do try to find some parts when I need them so the commercial guys can make a little money. I hope the smaller fests come back before I am unable to attend, right now I am leery of driving to one of the big ones in the larger cities. Thanks for the reports guys. Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming in second. As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in the "Northeast" that could be considered "great". You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while. Pete, wa2cwa On Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Larry Szendrei writes: > > NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the entire Northeast. > > Long, rambling answer to a short question... > > 73, > -Larry/NE1S From ne1s at securespeed.us Sun May 3 17:26:10 2015 From: ne1s at securespeed.us (Larry Szendrei) Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:26:10 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <55469272.9010202@securespeed.us> On 5/3/15 3:04 PM, manualman at juno.com wrote: > Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming > in second. Yeah, sounds right. > As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the > Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in > the "Northeast" that could be considered "great". > You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while. All I had said was "NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England and PROBABLY in the entire Northeast." One reason I said "probably" is because I have heard good things about Sussex, but have never attended, due to a limited budget. It would be an expensive trip, with a minimum of 2 overnight stays and a day's drive each way. The fact that I've never been there is not from a lack of desire! Another reason is that there are other hamfests in the Northeast I haven't been to, for the same reasons. > > Actually I went to a hamfest today, in PA, just over the Delaware River > from NJ. Great time, great weather and saw lots of stuff everywhere. > Vendor next to me was selling loads of 6L6GC's and EL-34's for $3.00 each > with quantity discounts. All used but tested good to very good. He had a > constant stream of buyers. Saw several AM'ers and even a few sideband > guys. I talk to them too. > > Yeah, me too. I'm not a "modist." 73, -Larry/NE1S From Tonne at Comcast.net Sun May 3 17:49:36 2015 From: Tonne at Comcast.net (Jim Tonne) Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:49:36 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> References: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> Message-ID: <554697F0.2080904@Comcast.net> On 5/3/2015 4:55 PM, Jim Wilhite wrote: > In my area many of the small hamfests have almost died out. It seems > if they are not big they aren't surviving. > And here in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the local club has thrown in the towel. In fact we have up on our website ( www.ORARC.net ) a promo for the upcoming and quite nice nearby Knoxville club hamfest. They are a larger group and have access to a correspondingly larger site. - Jim Tonne W4ENE From DonC at martineer.net Sun May 3 18:03:10 2015 From: DonC at martineer.net (Don Cunningham) Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:03:10 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> References: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> Message-ID: <55469B1E.3030200@martineer.net> Jim, I discovered another that is "reasonably" close two years ago that I thought I'd mention too to go along with those you mentioned. The wife and I attended the Joplin, Mo. Hamfest and found it a GREAT hamfest as well. Unfortunately we couldn't go last year, but already are planning to go this year in August. It draws amateurs from a fairly large area and seems to have a great selection of gear, but at the same time keeps the "small fest" feel. I hope it is as good as it was in 2013, and I hope I get to see as many friends again as I did that year, maybe even more, that I talk to regularly. I noticed that Hamcomm (Dallas fest you mentioned??) is trying to return to a better venue from what I and others think Plano was. Maybe that will revive it somewhat and make it worth attending once again. From here, Belton is further than Joplin!! 73, Don, WB5HAK On 5/3/2015 3:55 PM, Jim Wilhite wrote: > In my area many of the small hamfests have almost died out. It seems > if they are not big they aren't surviving. > > Of course the premier fest in the area where I live is Belton with > Dallas coming in second. The only ones that do well are associated > with larger cities. Oklahoma city is now bordering on a small fest, > somewhat due to the fact they have been gypsies in the last few years > and have settled on a poor location. The fest in Claremore, near > Tulsa is a good one and I understand the Austin, TX is good. It is > strange that we hear little of anything in the Houston area although I > know there is one there. > > I haven't been to the Little Rock or Ft. Smith, AR fests in a long > time so don't know how they are doing. The same goes for the Duke > City fest in Albuquerque but I do know from reports the fest in > Midland, TX is suffering. It is a sad commentary for me to attend one > of the fests only to meet and greet old friends. I do try to find > some parts when I need them so the commercial guys can make a little > money. I hope the smaller fests come back before I am unable to > attend, right now I am leery of driving to one of the big ones in the > larger cities. > > Thanks for the reports guys. > > Jim > W5JO > > -----Original Message----- > > Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming > in second. > As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the > Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in > the "Northeast" that could be considered "great". > You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while. > > Pete, wa2cwa > > On Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Larry Szendrei > writes: >> >> NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the > entire Northeast. >> >> Long, rambling answer to a short question... >> >> 73, >> -Larry/NE1S > > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Sun May 3 21:02:55 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 20:02:55 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: <55469B1E.3030200@martineer.net> References: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> <55469B1E.3030200@martineer.net> Message-ID: I've known for decades that we are very fortunate here around Chicago to have at least half a dozen hamfests every year, more depending on how far you want to travel or what you want to call a hamfest. But I have traveled beyond this area to smaller town fests and noticed that they are getting small. They all are to be sure, but as Jim wrote, the ones near cities seem to be hanging on more. One thing I have noticed in the past few years is that the start times, or rather the times when people start to show up and things get rolling is later, and the pace is more sedate as we all move more slowly. However, at the hamfest I attended this morning in Sandwich IL, I was pleased to notice several attendees who appeared to be in their 20s and 30s. Attendance is still heavily toward the AARP demographic, but there are young people who seem to be taking an interest in radio. I also hope that the lower price of gas is a help for rural hamfests. Back a few years ago when it was around $4 / gallon, I thought that would kill rural hamfests because they rely on people being willing to travel some distance for their survival. I'm amazed at how the west coast (California at least) has dwindled in hamfest size and number since it was traditionally a high ham population area. I've heard from friends out there that there isn't much of a hamfest scene now and if you go to the ARRL hamfest calendar and look for hamfests in California you won't find much. I still prefer to do business at hamfests cash and carry whether I'm buying or selling and I prefer to ship by the back seat or trunk of my car for gear and fragile tubes. 73 Rob K5UJ From ars.w5omr at gmail.com Mon May 4 12:15:23 2015 From: ars.w5omr at gmail.com (Geoff) Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 11:15:23 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> References: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> Message-ID: <55479B1B.7080808@gmail.com> On 05/03/2015 03:55 PM, Jim Wilhite wrote: > In my area many of the small hamfests have almost died out. It seems > if they are not big they aren't surviving. > > Of course the premier fest in the area where I live is Belton with > Dallas coming in second. > [...] > It is strange that we hear little of anything in the Houston area > although I know there is one there. The Greater Houston Hamfest might be confused with reports of the 'Rosenberg Hamfest'. They are, in fact, one in the same. There's a hamfest at the end of February in Orange, TX, another in July in Texas City, TX and an annual (sometimes) tailgate fest at the local hamstore, but advance notice is sometimes as little as the week of. ~shrug~ I wasn't able to attend the last fest in Rosenburg - had unexpected work come up at the last minute, and sent KA5SSY and KR5STL down to do the trading for me, but that's the life of a hot-shot driver. I calculated the miles, Jim, and in the last year have racked up 130,000~ish miles. The GOOD thing about this is that there are times that I -do- get to make a fest, unexpectedly. The one time I was at Dayton, OH, I literally 'stumbled' across it, headed from Missouri over to New Jersey. I was able to make the Claremore, OK hamfest that way, once, as well as the Jackson, MS hamfest. Claremore was good, Jackson was better. The Dayton Hamvention, Jim, was like Belton -used- to be when there were two or three full rows of tailgaters and a line of cars trying to get into the Bell County Expo Center.... x10! I've scheduled time off this year to attend Dayton. Hope to get in Friday afternoon, Saturday and then haul it back to Houston after a last-minute look Sunday morning. Hope to see -someone- from here at Dayton! 73 = Best Regards, -Geoff/W5OMR From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Mon May 4 13:24:35 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 12:24:35 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: <55479B1B.7080808@gmail.com> References: <9489FF29C8C6426B9A0309B4FA8FB4A5@JimPC> <55479B1B.7080808@gmail.com> Message-ID: It used to be that 18 wheelers could park at the Salem Mall there not too far from the Hara Arena. As far as I know they still can. Rob K5UJ > I've scheduled time off this year to attend Dayton. Hope to get in > Friday afternoon, Saturday and then haul it back to Houston after a > last-minute look Sunday morning. > From amradio at mailman.qth.net Mon May 4 14:18:21 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (John Flood via AMRadio) Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 18:18:21 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <1126021148.1264012.1430763501644.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Pete, You must have forgotten that here in New England, we consider anything south of Fairfield County CT, Mid Atlantic states! ?There be dragons (and NY Yankee fans) there!!! ?One thing I did notice was what seemed to be more licence plates from PA than I had noticed in the past at Near-Fest. ?After asking a couple of them there were two reasons they were there, besides loving Near-Fest. ?The first was they go to both Near-Fest and Dayton and the second was that they pick between Dayton and Near-Fest and they "like" the Near-Fest experience better. ?In any event, thanks to all of you who came out to Near-Fest this past weekend and hope to see you and even more of you in the fall! John FloodKB1FQG? From: "manualman at juno.com" To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:04 PM Subject: Re: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming in second. As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in the "Northeast" that could be considered "great". You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while. Actually I went to a hamfest today, in PA, just over the Delaware River from NJ. Great time, great weather and saw lots of stuff everywhere. Vendor next to me was selling loads of 6L6GC's and EL-34's for $3.00 each with quantity discounts. All used but tested good to very good. He had a constant stream of buyers. Saw several AM'ers and even a few sideband guys. I talk to them too. Pete, wa2cwa On Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Larry Szendrei writes: > > NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the entire Northeast. > > Long, rambling answer to a short question... > > 73, > -Larry/NE1S ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From knjhanlon at msn.com Mon May 4 16:03:47 2015 From: knjhanlon at msn.com (JAMES HANLON) Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 14:03:47 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Albuquerque Hamfest Message-ID: The Duke City Hamfest in Albuquerque, scheduled for August 7 to 9, appears to be alive and well this year. It is changing venue once again, to the Marriott Pyramid Hotel on I-25 in the north side of the city. Their web site is still under construction, but they say they have six separate rooms and will be running up to six parallel talks and events throughout the weekend. Our New Mexico Radio Collectors Club (NMRCC) will be making three presentations, one on the History of Broadcast Radio, one on inexpensive Software Defined Radio Receivers, and one by yours truly, an interactive talk and demonstration on AM-CW Stations of 50 Years Ago. My topic was requested by the Hamfest folks. I have two stations I will be taking in, a Heathkit DX-60/HG-10 and HR-10 pair and a HQ-180 and Knight T-150A pair. I plan on setting them both up in lecture room and letting properly licensed folks experience AM by talking to one another using them. I understand that we will have access to at least one outside antenna, so I'm hoping to get some of the regional gang to work me on 7293 during the talk/demo as well. We may have access to an antenna after the talk as well, in which case I will set up one or both of the stations at the NMRCC table and continue to show-and-tell with AM and CW contacts throughout the day. I'll let you all know what time my talk will be as soon as I know, and perhaps some of you could look for me and give us a contact. I've contacted the James Millen Society and they have agreed that I can use W1HRX as a call for one of my stations that day. I'll probably use it for my Hammarlund/Knight gear attached to the outdoor antenna. Jim Hanlon, W8KGI From manualman at juno.com Mon May 4 17:42:39 2015 From: manualman at juno.com (manualman at juno.com) Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 17:42:39 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) Message-ID: Could be that geography wasn't high on the school curriculum in New England: http://freeworldmaps.net/united-states/northeast/ Probably from a seller's perspective, can buy low at Nearfest and sell high at Dayton. What's not to like. Not uncommon; I saw it being done at the hamfest I was at on Sunday. Pete, wa2cwa On Mon, 4 May 2015 18:18:21 +0000 (UTC) John Flood writes: Pete, You must have forgotten that here in New England, we consider anything south of Fairfield County CT, Mid Atlantic states! There be dragons (and NY Yankee fans) there!!! One thing I did notice was what seemed to be more licence plates from PA than I had noticed in the past at Near-Fest. After asking a couple of them there were two reasons they were there, besides loving Near-Fest. The first was they go to both Near-Fest and Dayton and the second was that they pick between Dayton and Near-Fest and they "like" the Near-Fest experience better. In any event, thanks to all of you who came out to Near-Fest this past weekend and hope to see you and even more of you in the fall! John Flood KB1FQG From: "manualman at juno.com" To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:04 PM Subject: Re: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators) Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming in second. As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in the "Northeast" that could be considered "great". You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while. Actually I went to a hamfest today, in PA, just over the Delaware River from NJ. Great time, great weather and saw lots of stuff everywhere. Vendor next to me was selling loads of 6L6GC's and EL-34's for $3.00 each with quantity discounts. All used but tested good to very good. He had a constant stream of buyers. Saw several AM'ers and even a few sideband guys. I talk to them too. Pete, wa2cwa On Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Larry Szendrei writes: > > NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the entire Northeast. > > Long, rambling answer to a short question... > > 73, > -Larry/NE1S From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue May 5 06:24:03 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 05:24:03 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Your next plastic radio or SDR may have fake chips Message-ID: US electronic waste is dumped in China where chips are stripped off and repainted and put in new products >From Wall Street Journal: Recycling is supposed to entail making sure that the accumulated data is wiped clean and the equipment refurbished or deconstructed into raw materials ready for reuse. The U.S. based company Electronic Recyclers International, which one of us owns, is part of this industry, which is monitored by the Basel Action Network (BAN), a watchdog organization working to end toxic trade. The group estimates that more than half of U.S. electronic waste is shipped offshore, primarily to China, by scrap dealers and brokers claiming to be recyclers. There it wreaks environmental havoc and much of it becomes the feedstock for a flourishing counterfeiting industry that paints over old microchips from the U.S., re-marks them and sells them as new. They are then introduced back into America's supply chain for myriad high-tech products--including defense hardware. Full article in this google search: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#safe=off&q=garbage+out+national+security+threat 73 Rob K5UJ From amradio at mailman.qth.net Tue May 5 09:44:45 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (CL in NC via AMRadio) Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 06:44:45 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] Pot maker Message-ID: <1430833485.46608.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> The fellow I am repairing his HQ160 for, said to find at all cost a Q Mult/BW pot for his receiver and not try to repair the old one. I contacted one commercial custom pot maker, but does anyone on this site have a recommendation for a custom pot builder? I need a concentric shaft pot, the 1/4" shaft turns the 200 ohm section, the 1/8 " shaft turns the 10K and activates the SPST switch on the back of the 10K. Charlie, W4MEC in NC From hbrnut at suddenlink.net Tue May 5 10:32:46 2015 From: hbrnut at suddenlink.net (WA5VGO) Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 09:32:46 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Pot maker In-Reply-To: <1430833485.46608.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> References: <1430833485.46608.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Message-ID: Mark Oppat at oldradioparts.net Darrell, WA5VGO From Foltarz at rocketmail.com Sat May 16 16:28:12 2015 From: Foltarz at rocketmail.com (Mark Foltarz) Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 20:28:12 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message-ID: <1802676273.344049.1431808092155.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Test From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Sat May 16 16:41:52 2015 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 15:41:52 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Test In-Reply-To: <1802676273.344049.1431808092155.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> References: <1802676273.344049.1431808092155.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <00e501d09018$bf4b1c90$3de155b0$@sbcglobal.net> Q5 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Mark Foltarz Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2015 3:28 PM To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] Test Test ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From rbethman at comcast.net Mon May 18 11:50:08 2015 From: rbethman at comcast.net (rbethman) Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:50:08 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] BC-610 I For Sale - sick Message-ID: <555A0A30.4010105@comcast.net> I have the above at my QTH in Manassas, VA. The oscillator circuit has gone "south". There is a BC-614E that will require going through also, that goes with it. I will sell it along with any and all Tuning units and PA Coils on hand. This entirety is up for a sum of $400. Buyer picks up at the noted QTH. Regards, Bob - N0DGN From rbethman at comcast.net Mon May 18 11:53:47 2015 From: rbethman at comcast.net (rbethman) Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:53:47 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] BC-610 I For Sale - sick ADDENDUM Message-ID: <555A0B0B.7090801@comcast.net> I have the above at my QTH in Manassas, VA. The oscillator circuit has gone "south". There is a BC-614E that will require going through also, that goes with it. I will sell it along with any and all Tuning units and PA Coils on hand. ******************************* All tubes for this are available *AND* spares! ******************************* This entirety is up for a sum of $400. Buyer picks up at the noted QTH. Regards, Bob - N0DGN From rbethman at comcast.net Mon May 18 15:47:45 2015 From: rbethman at comcast.net (rbethman) Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 15:47:45 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] BC-610 I For Sale - sick ADDENDUM more info Message-ID: <555A41E1.1090605@comcast.net> **** This is NOT a "pretty" radio! **** It was used and used successfully. I do NOT remember the number of hours I put "On Air". I had family things come up and I had to simply let it sit. It had developed the oscillator "issue" prior to being left to sit. I cannot handle the BEAST any longer! It is TOO BIG and TOO HEAVY when I have this total spinal column arthritis! I really don't want to play games with parting it out. Quite frankly, the 2A3s, and spare ones, are worth more than I am asking for the entirety! I will "assist" the buyer in taking it apart, loading each deck on MY hand truck, and doing what I can to "assist" loading in the vehicle or trailer you bring. Dirty words uttered are NOT directed at the buyer! They are directed at the physical mass of what I will be handling! I'm entirely too worn out, and getting to the point of too old. The XYL *AND* I want it out of here. The next step, should this NOT get it gone, is to have it scrapped! This sums it up in one wrapper. Regards, Bob - N0DGN I have the above at my QTH in Manassas, VA. The oscillator circuit has gone "south". There is a BC-614E that will require going through also, that goes with it. I will sell it along with any and all Tuning units and PA Coils on hand. ******************************* All tubes for this are available *AND* spares! ******************************* This entirety is up for a sum of $400. Buyer picks up at the noted QTH. Regards, Bob - N0DGN ______________________________________________________________ Boatanchors mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/boatanchors Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:Boatanchors at mailman.qth.net Message delivered to rbethman at comcast.net List Administrator: Duane Fischer, W8DBF ** For Assistance: dfischer at usol.com ** This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From collinsradio at comcast.net Fri May 22 08:43:51 2015 From: collinsradio at comcast.net (David Knepper) Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 08:43:51 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Inventory Message-ID: I have decided to sell some radios from the Collins Radio Center-Museum. If you would like my list, please send me an email. Thank you David Knepper - W3CRA/W3ST Collins Radio Association www.collinsradio.us Join the CRA today From collinsradio at comcast.net Fri May 22 18:02:18 2015 From: collinsradio at comcast.net (David Knepper) Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 18:02:18 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Liquidation Sale Message-ID: <36EDCA6B2EE24BCBAE69A371E6463A43@DavidPC> I have decided to sell a number of radios from the Collins Radio Center-Museum. The majority of the radios are non-Collins but sprinkled in the list are a few Collins. As they say, the ?herd needs thinned down,? If you would like a copy of my list, please send me an email. I am seeking reasonable offers. I will give preference to those who can bring cash and carry. However, I could ship world-wide. Thank you David Knepper - W3CRA/W3ST Collins Radio Association www.collinsradio.us Join the CRA today From rbethman at comcast.net Sun May 24 16:21:15 2015 From: rbethman at comcast.net (rbethman) Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 16:21:15 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] BC-610I SOLD Message-ID: <556232BB.7020509@comcast.net> I have a buyer for this BEAST! Regards, Bob - N0DGN From collinsradio at comcast.net Mon May 25 06:58:52 2015 From: collinsradio at comcast.net (David Knepper) Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 06:58:52 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Liquidation List Update Message-ID: <4BAAED73EB404B4AAA142B7EE3375996@DavidPC> Because I have received so few inquiries to the listing of my own personal collection of ham radio equipment, I find it now necessary to explore other avenues or options to sell all or some of the pieces that I listed. Therefore, I have set a deadline of midnight, Tuesday, May 26th to respond to any further inquiries. I certainly appreciate those who did respond after receiving the list. Thank you for your understanding and support. David Knepper - W3CRA/W3ST Collins Radio Association www.collinsradio.us Join the CRA today From tbryan at nova.org Mon May 25 08:06:15 2015 From: tbryan at nova.org (Tom B) Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 08:06:15 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] [Boatanchors] Liquidation List Update In-Reply-To: <4BAAED73EB404B4AAA142B7EE3375996@DavidPC> References: <4BAAED73EB404B4AAA142B7EE3375996@DavidPC> Message-ID: <55631037.9010006@nova.org> Please send me your list. Tom Bryan N3AJA On 5/25/2015 6:58 AM, David Knepper wrote: > Because I have received so few inquiries to the listing of my own personal collection of ham radio equipment, I find it now necessary to explore other avenues or options to sell all or some of the pieces that I listed. > > Therefore, I have set a deadline of midnight, Tuesday, May 26th to respond to any further inquiries. I certainly appreciate those who did respond after receiving the list. > > Thank you for your understanding and support. > > David Knepper - W3CRA/W3ST > Collins Radio Association > www.collinsradio.us > Join the CRA today > ______________________________________________________________ > Boatanchors mailing list > Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/boatanchors > Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm > Post: mailto:Boatanchors at mailman.qth.net > > List Administrator: Duane Fischer, W8DBF > ** For Assistance: dfischer at usol.com ** > > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Mon May 25 09:15:07 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 08:15:07 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] "ham rod" Message-ID: Robert W0VMC's rig at Dayton made it into RadioWorld: http://www.radioworld.com/article/ham-rods/276045 73 Rob K5UJ From wrl at gwltd.com Mon May 25 09:32:39 2015 From: wrl at gwltd.com (J. Dave Mayfield) Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 08:32:39 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] "ham rod" In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <55632477.3060801@gwltd.com> You just gotta love Roberts QRP rigs W9WRL Rob Atkinson wrote: > Robert W0VMC's rig at Dayton made it into RadioWorld: > > http://www.radioworld.com/article/ham-rods/276045 > > 73 > > Rob > K5UJ > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > > From wb6orz at comcast.net Mon May 25 15:18:18 2015 From: wb6orz at comcast.net (Les Zwiebel WB6ORZ) Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 12:18:18 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] Dave, please send the list and any pictures if you have those. Thanks, Les. Message-ID: From w5jo at brightok.net Tue May 26 12:29:02 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 11:29:02 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Good news Message-ID: <341490CC9105406DB4D2D9D04877322D@JimPC> SB QST @ ARL $ARLB019 ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee ZCZC AG19 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 19 ARLB019 >From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT May 26, 2015 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB019 ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee The FCC is eliminating the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days. As the Commission explained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (MD Docket 14-92 and others), released May 21, it's a matter of simple economics. "The Commission spends more resources on processing the regulatory fees and issuing refunds than the amount of the regulatory fee payment," the FCC said. "As our costs now exceed the regulatory fee, we are eliminating this regulatory fee category. The current vanity call sign regulatory fee is $21.40, the highest in several years. The FCC reported there were 11,500 "payment units" in FY 2014 and estimated that it would collect nearly $246,100. In its 2014 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for FY 2014, the FCC had sought comment on eliminating several smaller regulatory fee categories, such as those for vanity call signs and GMRS. It concluded in the subsequent Report and Order (R&O) last summer, however, that it did not have "adequate support to determine whether the cost of recovery and burden on small entities outweighed the collected revenue or whether eliminating the fee would adversely affect the licensing process." The FCC said it has since had an opportunity to obtain and analyze support concerning the collection of the regulatory fees for Amateur Vanity and GMRS, which the FCC said comprise, on average, more than 20,000 licenses that are newly obtained or renewed, every 10 and 5 years, respectively. "The Commission often receives multiple applications for the same vanity call sign, but only one applicant can be issued that call sign," the FCC explained. "In such cases, the Commission issues refunds for all the remaining applicants. In addition to staff and computer time to process payments and issue refunds, there is an additional expense to issue checks for the applicants who cannot be refunded electronically." The Commission said that after it provides the required congressional notification, Amateur Radio vanity program applicants "will no longer be financially burdened with such payments, and the Commission will no longer incur these administrative costs that exceed the fee payments. The revenue that the Commission would otherwise collect from these regulatory fee categories will be proportionally assessed on other wireless fee categories." The FCC said it would not issue refunds to licensees who paid the regulatory fee prior to its official elimination. NNNN /EX From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue May 26 12:47:12 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 11:47:12 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Good news In-Reply-To: <341490CC9105406DB4D2D9D04877322D@JimPC> References: <341490CC9105406DB4D2D9D04877322D@JimPC> Message-ID: On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Jim Wilhite wrote: > SB QST @ ARL $ARLB019 > ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee They ought to save even more by eliminating the whole vanity call sign program and go back to managing call signs the way they did around 45 years ago. Rob K5UJ From DonC at martineer.net Tue May 26 13:25:51 2015 From: DonC at martineer.net (Don Cunningham) Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 12:25:51 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Good news In-Reply-To: References: <341490CC9105406DB4D2D9D04877322D@JimPC> Message-ID: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> Now Rob, that might even make sense!! You MIGHT actually point a beam where they should be by call area. Shame on you!!! :-) . 73, Don, WB5HAK On 5/26/2015 11:47 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote: > On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Jim Wilhite wrote: >> SB QST @ ARL $ARLB019 >> ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee > They ought to save even more by eliminating the whole vanity call sign > program and go back to managing call signs the way they did around 45 > years ago. > > Rob > K5UJ > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > From amradio at mailman.qth.net Wed May 27 11:10:37 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (J.D. MacAulay, WQ8U via AMRadio) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 15:10:37 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. was: Good News In-Reply-To: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> Message-ID: <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Absolutely amazing! So a while back the Congress authorized government departments to collect fees to cover the expense of their specific activities serving citizens (many of whom already pay taxes for the departments to service their needs.) ? So the FCC sets up a fee schedule to cover the cost of issuing vanity call licenses. ?Over the years this fee increases to the current $21.40. Now the FCC discovers that it costs more than $21.40 to process the fees and proposes eliminating the fee to save money! ?Only in our government, which has the power to set fees, ?could they develop a system that costs more to process the fees than the fees generate and claim a cost savings by eliminating the collection of a fee. Amazing! In the meanwhile, the cost of issuing the vanity call licenses continues but without the FCC trying to collect a specific fee to cover the expense of issuing the license. ? What happened to the original goal of covering the expense of issuing the licenses? ?The FCC is now going to spread that across the other license fees. ?That doesn't seem to follow the spirit of the direction from Congress to have the service paid for by the citizen receiving the service. Oh well, probably the current Congress won't notice or care since that idea was developed by an earlier Congress and who knows what they might have been thinking.? Wonder if anyone in the FCC even thought of changing the system so the fee is not collected until the license is about to be awarded thus eliminating the need to refund fees? ?Nah....... ?Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. 73Mac WQ8U Hillsborough, NC From: Don Cunningham To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:25 PM Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Good news Now Rob, that might even make sense!!? You MIGHT actually point a beam where they should be by call area.? Shame on you!!!? :-) . 73, Don, WB5HAK On 5/26/2015 11:47 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote: > On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Jim Wilhite wrote: >> SB QST @ ARL $ARLB019 >> ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee > They ought to save even more by eliminating the whole vanity call sign > program and go back to managing call signs the way they did around 45 > years ago. > > Rob > K5UJ > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From Tonne at Comcast.net Wed May 27 11:19:57 2015 From: Tonne at Comcast.net (Jim Tonne) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 11:19:57 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. was: Good News In-Reply-To: <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <5565E09D.5080703@Comcast.net> Mac: You are trying to be *logical* and talking *logic* to a politican ! That will never work! But you spoke the thoughts that a lot of us were thinking, including myself. So stupid, so logical. But there I go again :-) - Jim W4ENE On 5/27/2015 11:10 AM, J.D. MacAulay, WQ8U via AMRadio wrote: > Absolutely amazing! > So a while back the Congress authorized government departments to collect fees to cover the expense of their specific activities serving citizens [ snip a bunch of logic ] From amradio at mailman.qth.net Wed May 27 16:16:19 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (Bill Guyger via AMRadio) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 15:16:19 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. was: Good News In-Reply-To: <5565E09D.5080703@Comcast.net> References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> <5565E09D.5080703@Comcast.net> Message-ID: <35FB8ADD-9991-4CD5-A56D-7490180B0338@yahoo.com> There was an old Chad Mitchell Trio song with the line "should I write a letter to my Congressman?" Another person answers "each Congressman has two ends. A thinking end and a sitting end. And since his whole success depends entirely on his seat, why bother friend...." Bill AD5OL Sent from my iPhone > On May 27, 2015, at 10:19 AM, Jim Tonne wrote: > > > > > Mac: > > You are trying to be *logical* and talking *logic* to a politican ! > That will never work! > > But you spoke the thoughts that a lot of us were thinking, including > myself. So stupid, so logical. But there I go again :-) > > - Jim W4ENE > > > >> On 5/27/2015 11:10 AM, J.D. MacAulay, WQ8U via AMRadio wrote: >> Absolutely amazing! >> So a while back the Congress authorized government departments to collect fees to cover the expense of their specific activities serving citizens > [ snip a bunch of logic ] > > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From amradio at mailman.qth.net Wed May 27 16:18:28 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (Bill Guyger via AMRadio) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 15:18:28 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. was: Good News In-Reply-To: <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <93EC5D8D-6A17-4981-BB66-3E09EF22CCA5@yahoo.com> A friend use to have a sign in his shop that said "There ain't no reason for it, it's just our policy". I find this explains a lot in this country. Bill AD5OL Sent from my iPhone > On May 27, 2015, at 10:10 AM, J.D. MacAulay, WQ8U via AMRadio wrote: > > Absolutely amazing! > So a while back the Congress authorized government departments to collect fees to cover the expense of their specific activities serving citizens (many of whom already pay taxes for the departments to service their needs.) > So the FCC sets up a fee schedule to cover the cost of issuing vanity call licenses. Over the years this fee increases to the current $21.40. > Now the FCC discovers that it costs more than $21.40 to process the fees and proposes eliminating the fee to save money! Only in our government, which has the power to set fees, could they develop a system that costs more to process the fees than the fees generate and claim a cost savings by eliminating the collection of a fee. Amazing! > In the meanwhile, the cost of issuing the vanity call licenses continues but without the FCC trying to collect a specific fee to cover the expense of issuing the license. What happened to the original goal of covering the expense of issuing the licenses? The FCC is now going to spread that across the other license fees. That doesn't seem to follow the spirit of the direction from Congress to have the service paid for by the citizen receiving the service. Oh well, probably the current Congress won't notice or care since that idea was developed by an earlier Congress and who knows what they might have been thinking. > Wonder if anyone in the FCC even thought of changing the system so the fee is not collected until the license is about to be awarded thus eliminating the need to refund fees? Nah....... > Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. > 73Mac > WQ8U > Hillsborough, NC > From: Don Cunningham > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net > Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:25 PM > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Good news > > Now Rob, that might even make sense!! You MIGHT actually point a beam > where they should be by call area. Shame on you!!! :-) . > 73, > Don, WB5HAK > > > >> On 5/26/2015 11:47 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote: >>> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Jim Wilhite wrote: >>> SB QST @ ARL $ARLB019 >>> ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee >> They ought to save even more by eliminating the whole vanity call sign >> program and go back to managing call signs the way they did around 45 >> years ago. >> >> Rob >> K5UJ >> ______________________________________________________________ >> Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net >> AMRadio mailing list >> Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ >> List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html >> List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio >> Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net >> To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with >> the word unsubscribe in the message body. >> >> This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net >> Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > > > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From w5jo at brightok.net Wed May 27 17:12:44 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 16:12:44 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. was: Good News In-Reply-To: <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: Frankly I am happy about this decision. To renew a non-vanity license has not cost a thing, but if you received a vanity call there was a fee every time you renewed. In the beginning they discussed establishing a fee for the initial application then following that, there would be no fee. That didn't go over so well because the fee proposal ranged from around $50 to 100 and us cheap hams didn't want to pay that exorbitant amount. So, since the inception of the vanity program we have paid a fee to apply and a fee every time we renewed. All the real work is in the initial application and grant. Now those of us who have vanity calls will not be charged to simply renew, and remember guys, they no longer send paper licenses automatically, you have to request one. I think all that can be done when you renew online, or if you make a modification on line one may be generated. Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- Absolutely amazing! So a while back the Congress authorized government departments to collect fees to cover the expense of their specific activities serving citizens (many of whom already pay taxes for the departments to service their needs.) So the FCC sets up a fee schedule to cover the cost of issuing vanity call licenses. Over the years this fee increases to the current $21.40. Now the FCC discovers that it costs more than $21.40 to process the fees and proposes eliminating the fee to save money! Only in our government, which has the power to set fees, could they develop a system that costs more to process the fees than the fees generate and claim a cost savings by eliminating the collection of a fee. Amazing! In the meanwhile, the cost of issuing the vanity call licenses continues but without the FCC trying to collect a specific fee to cover the expense of issuing the license. What happened to the original goal of covering the expense of issuing the licenses? The FCC is now going to spread that across the other license fees. That doesn't seem to follow the spirit of the direction from Congress to have the service paid for by the citizen receiving the service. Oh well, probably the current Congress won't notice or care since that idea was developed by an earlier Congress and who knows what they might have been thinking. Wonder if anyone in the FCC even thought of changing the system so the fee is not collected until the license is about to be awarded thus eliminating the need to refund fees? Nah....... Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. From w5sum at comcast.net Wed May 27 17:18:43 2015 From: w5sum at comcast.net (Ronnie Hull) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 16:18:43 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. was: Good News In-Reply-To: References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <7C9D9FA2-CCA5-4A8D-9288-1B65FACDB62A@comcast.net> Now watch this! They will start charging you for a paper license! Remember, it's the federal government, they are ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! They are going to collect it somehow! Ronnie This message sent from the occupied south! Sent from Ronnie's IPhone > On May 27, 2015, at 16:12, Jim Wilhite wrote: > > Frankly I am happy about this decision. To renew a non-vanity license has not cost a thing, but if you received a vanity call there was a fee every time you renewed. In the beginning they discussed establishing a fee for the initial application then following that, there would be no fee. That didn't go over so well because the fee proposal ranged from around $50 to 100 and us cheap hams didn't want to pay that exorbitant amount. So, since the inception of the vanity program we have paid a fee to apply and a fee every time we renewed. > > All the real work is in the initial application and grant. Now those of us who have vanity calls will not be charged to simply renew, and remember guys, they no longer send paper licenses automatically, you have to request one. I think all that can be done when you renew online, or if you make a modification on line one may be generated. > Jim > W5JO > > > -----Original Message----- > Absolutely amazing! > So a while back the Congress authorized government departments to collect fees to cover the expense of their specific activities serving citizens (many of whom already pay taxes for the departments to service their needs.) > So the FCC sets up a fee schedule to cover the cost of issuing vanity call licenses. Over the years this fee increases to the current $21.40. > Now the FCC discovers that it costs more than $21.40 to process the fees and proposes eliminating the fee to save money! Only in our government, which has the power to set fees, could they develop a system that costs more to process the fees than the fees generate and claim a cost savings by eliminating the collection of a fee. Amazing! > In the meanwhile, the cost of issuing the vanity call licenses continues but without the FCC trying to collect a specific fee to cover the expense of issuing the license. What happened to the original goal of covering the expense of issuing the licenses? The FCC is now going to spread that across the other license fees. That doesn't seem to follow the spirit of the direction from Congress to have the service paid for by the citizen receiving the service. Oh well, probably the current Congress won't notice or care since that idea was developed by an earlier Congress and who knows what they might have been thinking. > Wonder if anyone in the FCC even thought of changing the system so the fee is not collected until the license is about to be awarded thus eliminating the need to refund fees? Nah....... > Something to ponder while the filaments are warming up. > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From amradio at mailman.qth.net Wed May 27 23:30:15 2015 From: amradio at mailman.qth.net (CL in NC via AMRadio) Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 20:30:15 -0700 Subject: [AMRadio] More something to ponder... Message-ID: <1432783815.32095.YahooMailBasic@web160603.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> There are around 18,000 AM,FM radio, and TV stations in the US. Being that there are a bit more than 3000 counties in the US, you might extrapolate the number of govt. issued FTA's issued, but with that combined with the other 18,000, it will no where near approach the 710,000+ hams.? We are their biggest paperwork job, but actually, after the initial application, unless you are a vanity holder, the FCC will never have to deal with your paper work again, the computer will, except for the few who still deal with them by mail.? After the initial vanity application, again, no more one on one dealings, all computer to renew.? A fee to apply for or? change a vanity call makes sense, but after that, human intervention is minimal.? If you want to see a license application nightmare, do research on what it takes to put a shortwave BC station on the air, regardless of how many potential listeners are out there, the red tape is enough to make someone print a newsletter or create a website with their message.? There was a day when you could almost build your own TX and apply for a license and be radiating on the SW BC band.? Now you better be an Olympic hoop jumper with a Queen Mary size boat load of cash. Charlie, W4MEC in NC. From w2xj at w2xj.net Thu May 28 13:59:48 2015 From: w2xj at w2xj.net (W2XJ) Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 13:59:48 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Free AM transmitter In-Reply-To: <7C9D9FA2-CCA5-4A8D-9288-1B65FACDB62A@comcast.net> References: <5564AC9F.7090304@martineer.net> <646165360.371479.1432739437527.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> <7C9D9FA2-CCA5-4A8D-9288-1B65FACDB62A@comcast.net> Message-ID: <07CF1656-7629-46A7-905A-55D529F0B492@w2xj.net> Collins 828 1KW in working condition available for free. It's in Camden NJ and must be removed before June 15th. If interested, I will put you in touch with the correct person. From w5tmg0 at gmail.com Sat May 30 23:28:56 2015 From: w5tmg0 at gmail.com (Tracy Griffin) Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 23:28:56 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c Message-ID: i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since 1hr after the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone no.also...im 8 hrs away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to respond, please help -- Thanks!!! Tracy Griffin W5TMG From w5jo at brightok.net Sat May 30 23:30:12 2015 From: w5jo at brightok.net (Jim Wilhite) Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 22:30:12 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> What do you need Tracy? Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since 1hr after the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone no.also...im 8 hrs away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to respond, please help -- Thanks!!! Tracy Griffin W5TMG From ars.w5omr at gmail.com Sun May 31 09:13:48 2015 From: ars.w5omr at gmail.com (Geoff) Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 08:13:48 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c In-Reply-To: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> References: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> Message-ID: <556B090C.7010201@gmail.com> On 05/30/2015 10:30 PM, Jim Wilhite wrote: > What do you need Tracy? > > Jim > W5JO > > > -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May 30, > 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c > i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since 1hr after > the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone no.also...im 8 hrs > away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to respond, please help > >From what I can glean, apparently on some net, a Collins something or another went up for sale and he's attempting to contact the seller. It'd be helpful if we knew 1) What net. 2) Who (in New Jersey) listed the rig. that's my take on it, anyway. (Collectively) Your Mileage May Vary -- 73 = Best Regards, -Geoff/W5OMR From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Sun May 31 11:01:27 2015 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 10:01:27 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c In-Reply-To: <556B090C.7010201@gmail.com> References: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> <556B090C.7010201@gmail.com> Message-ID: I think he is interested in a Collins "power pebble" that is free for the taking in Camden NJ. (the 5 KW version was called the "power rock.") I sent him what I could find about how to get hold of the guy who wants to get rid of it. This rig, if I have the right one in mind, is the last tube rig Collins made for 1 KW AM broadcasting. Came out around 1975. Collins sold that part of their business to Continental who made and sold the same design rig as the Continental 314. It is a pulse width modulated rig. Only tubes are pair 3-500Z in the final and another 3-500Z for a pulse switching tube. A couple guys have put them on 160. Don't know about higher bands. The B+ supply is 8 KV. I am glad some guys can use this rig but it doesn't interest me all that much because about all I get is high level plate modulated class C rigs. I understand the general theory of the class D stuff but it's too out there for me. Also, 8 KV is full of surprises unless you know how to deal with it. Rob K5UJ On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Geoff wrote: >> >> -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May 30, >> 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c >> i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since 1hr after >> the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone no.also...im 8 hrs >> away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to respond, please help >> > > From what I can glean, apparently on some net, a Collins something or > another went up for sale and he's attempting to contact the seller. > > It'd be helpful if we knew > 1) What net. > 2) Who (in New Jersey) listed the rig. > > that's my take on it, anyway. (Collectively) Your Mileage May Vary > From rwboyd at distributel.net Sun May 31 20:46:49 2015 From: rwboyd at distributel.net (Robert W Boyd) Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 20:46:49 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c In-Reply-To: References: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> <556B090C.7010201@gmail.com> Message-ID: <000501d09c04$72e9c6b0$58bd5410$@net> I also relied immediately on receipt of the posting without any results whatsoever and wasting time corralling resources for the pick-up. Perhaps in the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or contact details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a go-between. Thanks, Robert, VE3BE -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Rob Atkinson Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:01 AM To: Geoff Cc: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service Subject: Re: [AMRadio] collins 828c I think he is interested in a Collins "power pebble" that is free for the taking in Camden NJ. (the 5 KW version was called the "power rock.") I sent him what I could find about how to get hold of the guy who wants to get rid of it. This rig, if I have the right one in mind, is the last tube rig Collins made for 1 KW AM broadcasting. Came out around 1975. Collins sold that part of their business to Continental who made and sold the same design rig as the Continental 314. It is a pulse width modulated rig. Only tubes are pair 3-500Z in the final and another 3-500Z for a pulse switching tube. A couple guys have put them on 160. Don't know about higher bands. The B+ supply is 8 KV. I am glad some guys can use this rig but it doesn't interest me all that much because about all I get is high level plate modulated class C rigs. I understand the general theory of the class D stuff but it's too out there for me. Also, 8 KV is full of surprises unless you know how to deal with it. Rob K5UJ On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Geoff wrote: >> >> -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May >> 30, >> 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins >> 828c i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since >> 1hr after the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone >> no.also...im 8 hrs away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to >> respond, please help >> > > From what I can glean, apparently on some net, a Collins something or > another went up for sale and he's attempting to contact the seller. > > It'd be helpful if we knew > 1) What net. > 2) Who (in New Jersey) listed the rig. > > that's my take on it, anyway. (Collectively) Your Mileage May Vary > ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From rwboyd at distributel.net Sun May 31 21:04:40 2015 From: rwboyd at distributel.net (Robert W Boyd) Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 21:04:40 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] FW: collins 828c Message-ID: <000601d09c06$f104e0f0$d30ea2d0$@net> Relied=replied -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Robert W Boyd Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 8:47 PM To: 'Rob Atkinson'; 'Geoff' Cc: 'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service' Subject: Re: [AMRadio] collins 828c I also relied immediately on receipt of the posting without any results whatsoever and wasting time corralling resources for the pick-up. Perhaps in the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or contact details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a go-between. Thanks, Robert, VE3BE -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Rob Atkinson Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:01 AM To: Geoff Cc: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service Subject: Re: [AMRadio] collins 828c I think he is interested in a Collins "power pebble" that is free for the taking in Camden NJ. (the 5 KW version was called the "power rock.") I sent him what I could find about how to get hold of the guy who wants to get rid of it. This rig, if I have the right one in mind, is the last tube rig Collins made for 1 KW AM broadcasting. Came out around 1975. Collins sold that part of their business to Continental who made and sold the same design rig as the Continental 314. It is a pulse width modulated rig. Only tubes are pair 3-500Z in the final and another 3-500Z for a pulse switching tube. A couple guys have put them on 160. Don't know about higher bands. The B+ supply is 8 KV. I am glad some guys can use this rig but it doesn't interest me all that much because about all I get is high level plate modulated class C rigs. I understand the general theory of the class D stuff but it's too out there for me. Also, 8 KV is full of surprises unless you know how to deal with it. Rob K5UJ On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Geoff wrote: >> >> -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May >> 30, >> 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins >> 828c i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since >> 1hr after the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone >> no.also...im 8 hrs away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to >> respond, please help >> > > From what I can glean, apparently on some net, a Collins something or > another went up for sale and he's attempting to contact the seller. > > It'd be helpful if we knew > 1) What net. > 2) Who (in New Jersey) listed the rig. > > that's my take on it, anyway. 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This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html From w2xj at w2xj.net Sun May 31 21:32:34 2015 From: w2xj at w2xj.net (W2XJ) Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 21:32:34 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c In-Reply-To: <000501d09c04$72e9c6b0$58bd5410$@net> References: <69DD0ACF75DA429A83D6CC9EF5F725E9@JimPC> <556B090C.7010201@gmail.com> <000501d09c04$72e9c6b0$58bd5410$@net> Message-ID: You have had a direct email address for the last three days so stop complaining. Sent from my iPad > On May 31, 2015, at 8:46 PM, Robert W Boyd wrote: > > I also relied immediately on receipt of the posting without any results > whatsoever and wasting time corralling resources for the pick-up. Perhaps in > the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or contact > details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a go-between. > > Thanks, Robert, VE3BE > > -----Original Message----- > From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Rob > Atkinson > Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:01 AM > To: Geoff > Cc: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] collins 828c > > I think he is interested in a Collins "power pebble" that is free for > the taking in Camden NJ. (the 5 KW version was called the "power > rock.") > > I sent him what I could find about how to get hold of the guy who wants to > get rid of it. > > This rig, if I have the right one in mind, is the last tube rig Collins made > for 1 KW AM broadcasting. Came out around 1975. > > Collins sold that part of their business to Continental who made and sold > the same design rig as the Continental 314. > > It is a pulse width modulated rig. Only tubes are pair 3-500Z in the final > and another 3-500Z for a pulse switching tube. > > A couple guys have put them on 160. Don't know about higher bands. > The B+ supply is 8 KV. I am glad some guys can use this rig but it doesn't > interest me all that much because about all I get is high level plate > modulated class C rigs. I understand the general theory of the class D > stuff but it's too out there for me. > Also, 8 KV is full of surprises unless you know how to deal with it. > > > Rob > K5UJ > > On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Geoff wrote: > >>> >>> -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May >>> 30, >>> 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins >>> 828c i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since >>> 1hr after the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone >>> no.also...im 8 hrs away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to >>> respond, please help >> >> From what I can glean, apparently on some net, a Collins something or >> another went up for sale and he's attempting to contact the seller. >> >> It'd be helpful if we knew >> 1) What net. >> 2) Who (in New Jersey) listed the rig. >> >> that's my take on it, anyway. 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