[AMRadio] OT question


Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 13:29:26 EDT 2017


That wasnt SWL, but I also worked 40 states on six meters on a Haristahl
Labs NE6 and on 10 meters I have worked across both oceans so if I could do
two way then an SWL would be a cinch.  I also worked over 1000 miles on an
tube type 6 Meter FM radio.

Jim Isbell


On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Jim Isbell, W5JAI <jim.isbell at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Yep, I made a contact on 223 Mc with a tube radio with a whip antenna
> (both ends) Modified downed pilot radios.  About 6 miles.  In1967
>
> Jim Isbell
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Jim Isbell, W5JAI <jim.isbell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Yep, I made a contact on 223 Mc with a tube radio at both ends.  About 6
>> miles back in1967
>>
>> Jim Isbell
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:54 AM, CL in NC via AMRadio <
>> amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:
>>
>>> As  kid in 1963, I hooked a Ford spark coil to a Lionel train
>>> transformer and discovered how 25,000 volts felt when you stuck a nail in
>>> HV terminal, not intentionally mind you, I was trying to build a Jacob's
>>> Ladder. This apparently addled my brain as my old timerdom only starts
>>> about 1964 when I got into this radio game.  I would like to know from the
>>> older fellers, or anybody that has knowledge about this, which is about
>>> the upper end tuning on vintage radios.  On their highest band, 10 meters,
>>> it seems to always go into the 34 and higher range, seldom to 6 meters
>>> though. Their sensitivity was not that great up there, neither was their
>>> stability.  I don't think I ever copied anything but buzzes and clicks in
>>> that range.   I know there was some utility service communications up
>>> there, stuff between power plants, and some low band VHF FM you had to
>>> slope tune, like the Highway Patrol in my area, but other than that, did
>>> anybody SWL anything above 10 meters on the old tube ge
>>>  ar?
>>>
>>> Charlie, W4MEC in NC
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