From k9cox at charter.net Mon May 1 02:44:29 2017 From: k9cox at charter.net (Ross Stenberg) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 01:44:29 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Ham Radio in decline? In-Reply-To: <1217519156.947928.1493576752243@mail.yahoo.com> References: <1206047897.91248534.1493552890063.JavaMail.root@embarqmail.com> <16D5BBEA-03CF-4806-9022-91DD1FCC4513@suddenlink.net> <1217519156.947928.1493576752243@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: After reading all of the comments on this thread all I can say is not only am I depressed for Ham radio but humanity as well. 73 Ross K9COX From ik0ixi at ik0ixi.it Mon May 1 04:52:07 2017 From: ik0ixi at ik0ixi.it (Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 10:52:07 +0200 Subject: [AMRadio] Ham Radio in decline? In-Reply-To: <036601d2c1d3$9ff06dc0$dfd14940$@ptd.net> References: <1206047897.91248534.1493552890063.JavaMail.root@embarqmail.com> <036601d2c1d3$9ff06dc0$dfd14940$@ptd.net> Message-ID: <91f87802-0469-55ac-291b-36065f3fe841@ik0ixi.it> According to my experience, I think that ham radio is still in good shape. Homebrewing, QRP, CW rag chewing, VHF to GHz activities, vintage rigs restoration and so on.....thousands of hams are daily involved in a lot of activities, all devoted to sustain our wonderful amateur world. What else? Sure, thing are changing in this modern world: radio is less actractive then years ago, but I want to believe that ham radio will always find a way to survive. A great part of our world is gone, but what remain must to be preserved. Example: let use modern media to inform people about our world. Facebook for example, as well Internet itself and web pages. Soldering iron and computer mouse should to work together, more ever. I think that the only thing to do is to continue on this road, trying to involve as many people as possible showing what ham radio is and what it can do. 73 Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI www.ik0ixi.it Il 30/04/2017 19:03, Thomas Chesek ha scritto: > I guess that my take on the situation is for us not to bemoan the > circumstances but just enjoy what we can. We are all on the conveyor belt > of life heading toward the end and most of us will go over the edge around > the same time and then it won't matter what is left of ham radio.. > > Tom K3TVC > > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > Message delivered to ik0ixi at ik0ixi.it > From mjcal77 at yahoo.com Mon May 1 08:08:28 2017 From: mjcal77 at yahoo.com (CL in NC) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 12:08:28 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Popular Electronics online References: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680.ref@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> Three mags that were always in my home, Popular Mechanics, (Mechanix before that), Electronics, and Science, along with the Readers Digest. Here are all the issues of PE online: http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm Charlie, W4MEC in NC From steinerviolinist at gmail.com Mon May 1 13:57:37 2017 From: steinerviolinist at gmail.com (Oliver Steiner) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 13:57:37 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Popular Electronics online In-Reply-To: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> References: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680.ref@mail.yahoo.com> <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: Charlie, Thanks so much for posting this! I had great fun looking through P.E. issues from around the time I got my Novice ticket (1957). The first things I noticed were the price of a DX-20 being under $40, and pretty girls next to Hammarlund receivers and other gear. - You don't see that in an Elecraft ad nowadays! I've bookmarked the link you gave us for future enjoyment of nostalgia. Ollie W2QXR On 5/1/17, CL in NC via AMRadio wrote: > Three mags that were always in my home, Popular Mechanics, (Mechanix before > that), Electronics, and Science, along with the Readers Digest. Here are > all the issues of PE online: > > http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm > > 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 > Message delivered to steinerviolinist at gmail.com > -- http://oliversteiner.com From don.kd2fo at gmail.com Mon May 1 14:09:46 2017 From: don.kd2fo at gmail.com (Don Rasmussen) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 14:09:46 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Popular Electronics online In-Reply-To: References: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680.ref@mail.yahoo.com> <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: Ditto from here too. I am really enjoying the link to Popular Electronics.....it's bookmarked here also ! Looking at early articles, I'm getting ideas for "boat anchor" modifications / restorations. Some of the articles just help my ideas "come together" better. 73 Don, kd2fo On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Oliver Steiner wrote: > Charlie, > > Thanks so much for posting this! I had great fun looking through P.E. > issues from around the time I got my Novice ticket (1957). The first > things I noticed were the price of a DX-20 being under $40, and pretty > girls next to Hammarlund receivers and other gear. - You don't see > that in an Elecraft ad nowadays! I've bookmarked the link you gave us > for future enjoyment of nostalgia. > > Ollie > W2QXR > > On 5/1/17, CL in NC via AMRadio wrote: > > Three mags that were always in my home, Popular Mechanics, (Mechanix > before > > that), Electronics, and Science, along with the Readers Digest. Here are > > all the issues of PE online: > > > > http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm > > > > 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 > > Message delivered to steinerviolinist at gmail.com > > > > > -- > http://oliversteiner.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 > Message delivered to don.kd2fo at gmail.com > From knjhanlon at msn.com Mon May 1 16:21:52 2017 From: knjhanlon at msn.com (JAMES HANLON) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 20:21:52 +0000 Subject: [AMRadio] wanted In-Reply-To: <4AF2451BD5C7436CBE9515BECAABC891@JimPC> References: <4AF2451BD5C7436CBE9515BECAABC891@JimPC> Message-ID: Neil, The E coil set for the HRO-60 tunes the 900 to 2050 kHz range (as I'm sure you know) where the HRO-60 operates in single-conversion mode. Because of that, the HRO-60 should be able to use an E coil set from any of the earlier HRO receivers which are also single-conversion. National switched the design of the connector bar beginning with the HRO-50, shifting it a little lower onto the top of the coil set. So if you want to use a coil set originally from an HRO-7 or earlier model, you should lower the four coil assemblies in the coil set by putting a washer in between the top of the coil assembly and the inside, bottom of the coil shield can. I run AC and A coil sets from an HRO-7 in my HRO-50 with that alteration. I also run a set of A, B, C, and D coil sets from an original HRO in my HRO-50R1. 73, Jim Hanlon, W8KGI ________________________________ From: w5jo at brightok.net Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:50 AM To: AM Radio List Subject: [AMRadio] wanted I am posting this for Neil. Please reply to him at: archernf at earthlink.net Hi Folks, I need some help, I am trying to help a friend who is not a ham find an "E" coil for his HRO-60. I wonder if anyone has one or can point me in the direction to find one I appreciate the help. 73 Neil Foster N4FN From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Mon May 1 19:52:29 2017 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 18:52:29 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: References: <1938893241.16377377.1491010726023.ref@mail.yahoo.com> <1938893241.16377377.1491010726023@mail.yahoo.com> <9a5616d5-9d9e-7837-2cb3-a0b9aa7c07d8@usa.com> Message-ID: On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:23 PM, K5MYJ wrote: > The original Novice license did not require much (if any) technical > knowledge. It really only required the legal stuff and the 5WPM CW > requirement. > Weeeell, I'm not sure that's entirely true. I think you got asked about Ohm's law; maybe a few other things. > During their one year license period they had to learn enough technical > stuff to upgrade. > True. And hopefully avoid the Technician trap. > But to get new people the ARRL has been continuously DUMBING DOWN the > requirements for the current entry level. > The big one was eliminating CW testing but I am not sure ARRL can be blamed for that. That one goes to No Code International, and a few folks who claimed the CW test violated the ADA and went to court if I remember right. > > I head very little HF CW here except on contest days. And I think a lot of > that is computer generated. > Lots of fakers. Operate with a bug. > In this area Ham Radio is in decline. > Seems a bit more lively here in the Rust Belt. 73 Rob K5UJ From k2upi at twcny.rr.com Mon May 1 21:06:57 2017 From: k2upi at twcny.rr.com (Ken Blume) Date: Mon, 01 May 2017 21:06:57 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww Message-ID: As I recall for Novice in 1956 we had to draw the schematic for a full and half wave power supply & explain the use of the components. Also the circuit for Pierce, Colpitts and Hartley oscillators. Then the formulae to determine the length of various antennas etc. plus the rules and regulations. Ken / K2UPI Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Droid On May 1, 2017 7:52 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote: > > On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:23 PM, K5MYJ wrote: > > The original Novice license did not require much (if any) technical > > knowledge. It really only required the legal stuff and the 5WPM CW > > requirement. > > > > Weeeell, I'm not sure that's entirely true.? I think you got asked > about Ohm's law; maybe a few other things. > > > > > During their one year license period they had to learn enough technical > > stuff to upgrade. > > > > True.? And hopefully avoid the Technician trap. > > > > But to get new people the ARRL has been continuously DUMBING DOWN the > > requirements for the current entry level. > > > > The big one was eliminating CW testing but I am not sure ARRL can be > blamed for that.? That one goes to No Code International, and a few > folks who claimed the CW test violated the ADA and went to court if I > remember right. > > > > > > I head very little HF CW here except on contest days. And I think a lot of > > that is computer generated. > > > > Lots of fakers.? Operate with a bug. > > > In this area Ham Radio is in decline. > > > > Seems a bit more lively here in the Rust Belt. > > 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 > Message delivered to k2upi at twcny.rr.com From ars.w5omr at gmail.com Mon May 1 21:14:06 2017 From: ars.w5omr at gmail.com (Geoff) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 20:14:06 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: On 05/01/2017 08:06 PM, Ken Blume wrote: > As I recall for Novice in 1956 we had to draw the schematic for a full and half wave power supply & explain the use of the components. Also the circuit for Pierce, Colpitts and Hartley oscillators. > Then the formulae to determine the length of various antennas etc. plus the rules and regulations. > I remember dad saying that when he took the test, in 1936, the requirement from "The Great White Father" was to draw a transmitter schematic, from the oscillator to the final, and label the components and their values. ...fast forward 80 years... the test is multiple-guess ... and they want to make it 'easier'? ....Shaking my head... From w4rl at bellsouth.net Mon May 1 21:21:18 2017 From: w4rl at bellsouth.net (Robert) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 20:21:18 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <5907DF0E.5090803@bellsouth.net> Same here, Ken and lots more as in I=E/R questions. This was in 1964. Hey, I was a 'real' 5 wpm Novice back then as WN4VDZ and proud of it. But I knew I still needing to learn so much about ham radio. But as with lots of us, it was a struggle/battle for learning about basic technical things versus the young ladies. Never did/haven't fully understood the latter though. Robert W4RL On 5/1/2017 8:06 PM, Ken Blume wrote: > As I recall for Novice in 1956 we had to draw the schematic for a full and half wave power supply & explain the use of the components. Also the circuit for Pierce, Colpitts and Hartley oscillators. > Then the formulae to determine the length of various antennas etc. plus the rules and regulations. > > Ken / K2UPI > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Droid > On May 1, 2017 7:52 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote: >> On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:23 PM, K5MYJ wrote: >>> The original Novice license did not require much (if any) technical >>> knowledge. It really only required the legal stuff and the 5WPM CW >>> requirement. >>> >> Weeeell, I'm not sure that's entirely true. I think you got asked >> about Ohm's law; maybe a few other things. >> >> >> >>> During their one year license period they had to learn enough technical >>> stuff to upgrade. >>> >> True. And hopefully avoid the Technician trap. >> >> >>> But to get new people the ARRL has been continuously DUMBING DOWN the >>> requirements for the current entry level. >>> >> The big one was eliminating CW testing but I am not sure ARRL can be >> blamed for that. That one goes to No Code International, and a few >> folks who claimed the CW test violated the ADA and went to court if I >> remember right. >> >> >>> I head very little HF CW here except on contest days. And I think a lot of >>> that is computer generated. >>> >> Lots of fakers. Operate with a bug. >> >>> In this area Ham Radio is in decline. >>> >> Seems a bit more lively here in the Rust Belt. >> >> 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 >> Message delivered to k2upi at twcny.rr.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 > Message delivered to w4rl at bellsouth.net From ars.w5omr at gmail.com Mon May 1 21:26:37 2017 From: ars.w5omr at gmail.com (Geoff) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 20:26:37 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Posting problems In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <24496a62-c9d5-5819-7a09-0bf412728a2a@gmail.com> W5JO said: > But some people who use the digest mode are having trouble so I > thought I would pass along something that has worked for me. > > When you replay to a message you receive in the digest, hit the Reply > or Reply All button. Remember if you want to post to the list to use > the Reply All button, if you want to engage the individual use the > Reply button. When I use the Reply All button I remove individual > names so they don't receive more than one copy of the message, leaving > only the AM Radio name in either the To or CC field. > > Then delete all messages and extraneous material other than the > message you want to reply to in the body of the message. This > eliminates some possibilities of being blocked. > Depending on your mail client, at least in mine (Mozilla Thunderbird) there is an option to "Reply to List". Does all that nifty stuff for you. except for delete all the multiples of headers and footers that should be removed from the message before it's sent. Especially if you're replying via 'Digest mode'. If the thread is 30 or 40 messages deep, and in Digest Mode contains several different subjects, replying with a minimum of words or something as simple as "I Agree!", how is someone going to know what exactly you (collectively) are agreeing with? Just my 0.02c Your mileage may vary. As for spending more time behind the keyboard instead of being on the air, I agree... but not everyone has their reasons for either being on/off the air. Right now, my amp is down, I just got home (at 7:30pm central), time is limited, working on dinner, then there's a new version of 'Inside the Wormhole' on tonight... 73 = Best Regards, -Geoff/W5OMR From lexnonscripta at usa.com Mon May 1 21:36:52 2017 From: lexnonscripta at usa.com (mark) Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 20:36:52 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Needed: NC183D Transformer In-Reply-To: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> References: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680.ref@mail.yahoo.com> <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <2095772b-3e11-32f2-9e5e-7fd61edce6d6@usa.com> Hello Gents! As the subject line implies, I am in need of an NC183D transformer, or info on where to receive such. My ole National has been down for at least a year. Time to get it up and running again. Thanks for any help, Mark KD9CXH From bguyger at yahoo.com Tue May 2 01:32:19 2017 From: bguyger at yahoo.com (Bill Guyger) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 00:32:19 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: I'm an engineer for 6 of the radio stations here in Dallas. For about 2 years we had a Chief that didn't know that 6 300pf caps in parallel equaled 1800p. He almost started tearing a Harris (now GatesAir) 3DX 50 apart thinking that those mica caps in the output network were fubar. Fortunately I caught him in time. Not sure how he got the job in the first place other than he had pictures of the former Director of Engineering with a showboy at NAB in Las Vegas. But then the former DOE asked me why a status power supply in transmitter selector contractor cabinet only had two diodes. Answer..... I used a center tapped filament transformer. Cake and ice cream were had in the engineering shop when I deleted Darth Fluffy (the former Chief) from the security access system and the active directory. Bill AD5OL Sent from my iPhone > On May 1, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Geoff wrote: > > > >> On 05/01/2017 08:06 PM, Ken Blume wrote: >> As I recall for Novice in 1956 we had to draw the schematic for a full and half wave power supply & explain the use of the components. Also the circuit for Pierce, Colpitts and Hartley oscillators. >> Then the formulae to determine the length of various antennas etc. plus the rules and regulations. >> > > I remember dad saying that when he took the test, in 1936, the requirement from "The Great White Father" was to draw a transmitter schematic, from the oscillator to the final, and label the components and their values. > > ...fast forward 80 years... > > the test is multiple-guess ... and they want to make it 'easier'? > > ....Shaking my head... > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > Message delivered to bguyger at yahoo.com From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue May 2 06:36:43 2017 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 05:36:43 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:32 AM, Bill Guyger via AMRadio wrote: > I'm an engineer for 6 of the radio stations here in Dallas. For about 2 years we had a Chief that didn't know that 6 300pf caps in parallel equaled 1800p. He almost started tearing a Harris (now GatesAir) 3DX 50 apart thinking that those mica caps in the output network were fubar. Fortunately I caught him in time. > Sounds like a guy right from IT with no RF or electronics knowledge. 73 Rob K5UJ From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue May 2 06:43:00 2017 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 05:43:00 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Needed: NC183D Transformer In-Reply-To: <2095772b-3e11-32f2-9e5e-7fd61edce6d6@usa.com> References: <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680.ref@mail.yahoo.com> <1378833259.1480580.1493640508680@mail.yahoo.com> <2095772b-3e11-32f2-9e5e-7fd61edce6d6@usa.com> Message-ID: The failure of either the power or output (can't remember which) in that set is common. They usually have non-stock replacements in them nowadays. If you are looking for a real National part good luck. I'd just look for any output or power transformer that will work. You don't say which you need. I think that set has p.p. 6V6s. you need 8 or 10K p.p. primary to whatever output Z you want if it's the audio iron. You may find what you need new from Hammond. www.hammondmfg.com The power supply transformer is going to be a pretty standard item. 73 Rob K5UJ On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 8:36 PM, mark wrote: > Hello Gents! > > As the subject line implies, I am in need of an NC183D transformer, or info > on where to receive such. My ole National has been down for at least a year. > Time to get it up and running again. > > Thanks for any help, > > Mark > KD9CXH From ranickel at comcast.net Tue May 2 10:52:06 2017 From: ranickel at comcast.net (Robert Nickels) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 09:52:06 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Ham Radio in decline? In-Reply-To: <91f87802-0469-55ac-291b-36065f3fe841@ik0ixi.it> References: <1206047897.91248534.1493552890063.JavaMail.root@embarqmail.com> <036601d2c1d3$9ff06dc0$dfd14940$@ptd.net> <91f87802-0469-55ac-291b-36065f3fe841@ik0ixi.it> Message-ID: <1576c42a-7d6b-230b-301d-fa8b5004bb40@comcast.net> On 5/1/2017 3:52 AM, Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI wrote: > According to my experience, I think that ham radio is still in good > shape. > > Homebrewing, QRP, CW rag chewing, VHF to GHz activities, vintage rigs > restoration and so on.....thousands of hams are daily involved in a > lot of activities, all devoted to sustain our wonderful amateur world. > What else? Finally a comment I can agree with! I hate this thread as much or more than the equally-depressing one that comes around about "what are we doing collecting this radio junk when we're just going to die". Ham Radio is, like everything else in life, changing and that's not all bad. At the heart of it, the radio hobby has always been about understanding and applying technology to communicate wirelessly and there is more interest in doing that today than ever before. The "makers" may be using WiFi or Bluetooth and buying their parts from Adafruit or Sparkfun instead of Allied or Lafayette, but whether it's controlling robots, pulling weak signals out of the noise with DSP, or building software defined radios without tuned circuits, these activities still kindle a desire to understand how the magic of radio works and ham radio is still the best way to learn. I think the ARRL understands this. The pioneers of our hobby were always pushing the state-of-the-art. Even if you just flip thru the pages of ham magazines from the "golden era" where AM was king, names like Orr, Jennings, Hayward, Demaw, Stoner, Schum, and others were always leading the hobby in new directions. There's nothing wrong with the old methods, but there is also an opportunity to blend old and new in ways that motivate potential new hams to learn and do more rather than expecting the hobby to remain constant or revert to a bygone era. 73, Bob W9RAN From rja12 at comcast.net Tue May 2 11:19:09 2017 From: rja12 at comcast.net (Robert Arenella) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 11:19:09 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] COLLINS 20V2 parts In-Reply-To: <24496a62-c9d5-5819-7a09-0bf412728a2a@gmail.com> References: <24496a62-c9d5-5819-7a09-0bf412728a2a@gmail.com> Message-ID: <63a5372e-d8f2-e863-948b-88aee148aec7@comcast.net> Hi all, I have f/s a mod transformer and mod reactor from a Collins 20V-2 one KW AM broadcast transmitter. Came from a fully functional 20V-2 that was on 160M. $175 for the mod Xfmr, $200 for the mod reactor or $325 for both. Pickup only in zip 10541 or can deliver to Nearfest in Deerfield, NH this Fri & Sat. Could also deliver to the East Greenbush, NY fest on 5/13. Also have the plate xfmr and chokes available for pickup in zip 10541. Bring help to pick up the plate xfmr : )) Tnx & 73, Bob N2OAM From w5jv at hotmail.com Tue May 2 11:51:13 2017 From: w5jv at hotmail.com (Doug Hensley) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 15:51:13 +0000 Subject: [AMRadio] Old Collins Heavy Iron available Message-ID: Have an old Collins Radio heavy iron rig from the 30's available to a qualified buyer with a good sense of what to do with it. I tried listing URL's and links to it but these lists bounce back that my content is not allowed. AM-Digest is getting as picky as eBay regards sharing information. So QSO with me if you are interested. Cheers, Doug W5JV From donroden at hiwaay.net Tue May 2 12:00:38 2017 From: donroden at hiwaay.net (donroden at hiwaay.net) Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 11:00:38 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <20170502110038.Horde.LbV61-CAsvFHuq9l1Wzjicv@webmail.hiwaay.net> Quoting Bill Guyger via AMRadio : > I'm an engineer for 6 of the radio stations here in Dallas. For > about 2 years we had a Chief that didn't know that 6 300pf caps in > parallel equaled 1800p We have TV Chiefs here that couldn't explain an IOT if their jobs depended upon it. I can't find anyone under 40 that even wants to maintain a 4CX20,000 FM transmitter. Don W4DNR From w5jo at brightok.net Tue May 2 12:01:22 2017 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 11:01:22 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Old Collins Heavy Iron available In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <00CAF216EF7146E5A7D74B9733FB0554@JimPC> Hi Doug, I notice that you have AMswap in your address field. That group is no longer in use, so you can eliminate it and just post to this one. I also believe that someone is changing settings somewhere but cannot confirm that. Brian is looking into what happened and, hopefully, will get it straight. Did you try to edit the digest to remove everything and remove the FW from the subject line? Be sure the subject line says for sale or what you want to post. For all of you, we are experiencing several unusual activities of this type of thing and also bounce because the machine says that the email address of the person receiving the message is not correct. I think all of you know that a couple of days back I woke up to find that my ISP's mail server had been blacklisted and I could not post nor notify QTH. I found a way to temporarily white list the address for 7 days. If I suddenly disappear, then that is still a problem. Don't you just love artificial intelligence? 73, Jim W5JO Moderator -----Original Message----- From: Doug Hensley Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:51 AM I have an old Collins Radio heavy iron rig from the 30's available to a qualified buyer with a good sense of what to do with it. I tried listing URL's and links to it but these lists bounce back that my content is not allowed. AM-Digest is getting as picky as eBay regards sharing information. So QSO with me if you are interested. Cheers, Doug W5JV From Tonne at Comcast.net Tue May 2 12:05:54 2017 From: Tonne at Comcast.net (Jim Tonne) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 12:05:54 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Ham Radio in decline? In-Reply-To: <1576c42a-7d6b-230b-301d-fa8b5004bb40@comcast.net> References: <1206047897.91248534.1493552890063.JavaMail.root@embarqmail.com> <036601d2c1d3$9ff06dc0$dfd14940$@ptd.net> <91f87802-0469-55ac-291b-36065f3fe841@ik0ixi.it> <1576c42a-7d6b-230b-301d-fa8b5004bb40@comcast.net> Message-ID: <5908AE62.5010807@Comcast.net> There's nothing wrong with the old methods, but there is also an opportunity to blend old and new in ways that motivate potential new hams to learn and do more rather than expecting the hobby to remain constant or revert to a bygone era. > > 73, Bob W9RAN And that note echoed something that I have been doing!! I have been designing a transmitter using LTspice - a modern computer analysis program. The transmitter is following in the footsteps of a speech processor that was done two years ago that I designed the same way. Done using that program, then laid out a pair of PC boards using the computer, ordered the boards, built them up, tested them and they worked fine. Presented the result as a talk to the Oak Ridge TN Amateur Radio Club as a talk. The transmitter now being done is a 25L6 oscillator driving a pair of 25L6s in parallel on 40 meters. Circuitry strikingly like that of 1936 including a PI-net output. It *will* deliver about 12 watts output on 7050 kc. As Bob says, a blend of old and new ways. The hobby simply changes. - JimT W4ENE --- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. http://www.avg.com From k4kyv at charter.net Tue May 2 15:58:49 2017 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 14:58:49 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Old Collins Heavy Iron available In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <003801d2c37e$83e76000$8bb62000$@charter.net> > Have an old Collins Radio heavy iron rig from the 30's available to a qualified > buyer with a good sense of what to do with it. > > Doug W5JV You might get more interest if you posted more detailed information about it. What power level does it look like it runs? What tubes does it have in the final? Does it transmit AM, and if so, is it plate modulated? What modulator tubes? How big is the modulation transformer and plate transformer? Do you have a Collins model number? Maybe include a brief description of what it looks like, and what condition it's in. Don k4kyv --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From knjhanlon at msn.com Tue May 2 18:31:01 2017 From: knjhanlon at msn.com (JAMES HANLON) Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 22:31:01 +0000 Subject: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww In-Reply-To: <5907DF0E.5090803@bellsouth.net> References: , <5907DF0E.5090803@bellsouth.net> Message-ID: Robert, I was WN4VIV back in the day. I took my exam in February of 1952 in Cincinnati and got my ticket in March. Looks like you were just a little earlier than I was. I took the Technician theory test as well and got W4VIV at the same time. I upgraded the following November. Jim, W8KGI ________________________________ From: Robert Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 7:21 PM To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww Same here, Ken and lots more as in I=E/R questions. This was in 1964. Hey, I was a 'real' 5 wpm Novice back then as WN4VDZ and proud of it. But I knew I still needing to learn so much about ham radio. But as with lots of us, it was a struggle/battle for learning about basic technical things versus the young ladies. Never did/haven't fully understood the latter though. Robert W4RL From Foltarz at rocketmail.com Thu May 11 13:03:01 2017 From: Foltarz at rocketmail.com (Mark Foltarz) Date: Thu, 11 May 2017 17:03:01 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] In Search of a Drake MSR-1 manual References: <1591806089.9166144.1494522181933.ref@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <1591806089.9166144.1494522181933@mail.yahoo.com> Group, ? If anyone knows a source of ?a Drake MSR-1 manual please advise. tnx de KA4JVY Mark From k4kyv at charter.net Sun May 14 13:25:09 2017 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 12:25:09 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] K1MAN SK Message-ID: <001e01d2ccd7$094864e0$1bd92ea0$@charter.net> http://obituaries.centralmaine.com/obituaries/mainetoday-centralmaine/obitua ry.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185382929 Interestingly, QRZ.com wouldn't even publish his obituary. They have had a longstanding prohibition against any discussion of K1MAN on the forums because it always generated controversy and the negative comments would inevitably get out of hand, buy one would think they would at least allow a posthumous announcement of his demise, since he's no longer in a position to cause anyone any further grief. Don k4kyv --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From donroden at hiwaay.net Sun May 14 15:50:08 2017 From: donroden at hiwaay.net (donroden at hiwaay.net) Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 14:50:08 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] K1MAN SK In-Reply-To: <001e01d2ccd7$094864e0$1bd92ea0$@charter.net> Message-ID: <20170514145008.Horde.ZTMD71DA8NhYzCQ-cUErhgk@webmail.hiwaay.net> I must have missed that chapter. What did he do ? Don W4DNR Quoting Donald Chester : > http://obituaries.centralmaine.com/obituaries/mainetoday-centralmaine/obitua > ry.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185382929 > > Interestingly, QRZ.com wouldn't even publish his obituary. They have had a > longstanding prohibition against any discussion of K1MAN on the forums > because it always generated controversy and the negative comments would > inevitably get out of hand, buy one would think they would at least allow a > posthumous announcement of his demise, since he's no longer in a position to > cause anyone any further grief. > > Don k4kyv > > > > --- > This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. > https://www.avast.com/antivirus > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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 > Message delivered to donroden at hiwaay.net DonR From Foltarz at rocketmail.com Sun May 14 16:24:53 2017 From: Foltarz at rocketmail.com (Mark Foltarz) Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 20:24:53 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Message for N0DGN References: <2115514134.1047130.1494793493465.ref@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <2115514134.1047130.1494793493465@mail.yahoo.com> Bob, I tried responding to your email but it was rejected as undeliverable Do you have another email address I can send to ? Mark From w5jo at brightok.net Sun May 14 16:52:22 2017 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 15:52:22 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] K1MAN SK In-Reply-To: <20170514145008.Horde.ZTMD71DA8NhYzCQ-cUErhgk@webmail.hiwaay.net> References: <20170514145008.Horde.ZTMD71DA8NhYzCQ-cUErhgk@webmail.hiwaay.net> Message-ID: <3253B38C004A47B086957B7062C1E1F8@JimPC> If people want to discuss K1MAN here then that will be fine. The only requirement is that it be respectful to all, including Glenn. K1MAN has been off the air for years and there are many new hams who do not know the history. Please limit your discussions to his history and accomplishments. I notice the call sign has been reassigned so everyone knows the present holder of that call is not the person referenced in the obituary. Jim W5JO Moderator I must have missed that chapter. What did he do ? Don W4DNR Quoting Donald Chester : > http://obituaries.centralmaine.com/obituaries/mainetoday-centralmaine/obitua > ry.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185382929 > > Interestingly, QRZ.com wouldn't even publish his obituary. They have had a > longstanding prohibition against any discussion of K1MAN on the forums > because it always generated controversy and the negative comments would > inevitably get out of hand, buy one would think they would at least allow > a > posthumous announcement of his demise, since he's no longer in a position > to > cause anyone any further grief. > > Don k4kyv From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Tue May 23 22:22:19 2017 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 21:22:19 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] FS Mod.Reactor Message-ID: On QTH.com https://swap.qth.com/view_ad.php?counter=1328291 Rob K5UJ From kenw8ek at gmail.com Wed May 24 08:54:36 2017 From: kenw8ek at gmail.com (Ken, W8EK) Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 08:54:36 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Antenna Tuners FS Message-ID: <0c934e27-ffc3-159c-c131-d42fd439156e@gmail.com> Antenna Tuners For Sale: . . Heath SA-2040, 2 KW Antenna Tuner: The Heath SA-2040 Antenna tuner is rated to handle 2000 Watts PEP, or 1000 Watts CW. It has a roller inductor, so it can match most any antenna on most any HF frequency from 3.5 to 30 MHz. It also includes a heavy duty balun so that it can be used with balanced feedlines. This is a very high quality, high power antenna tuner. This one works fine, and looks great. With paper work for $180. . . MFJ 949 E, HF Antenna Tuner: The MFJ-949 E gives you an antenna tuner that covers everything from 1.8 - 30 MHz, plus you get an antenna switch and a 4:1 balun! Even a dummy load is built in. It is rated at 300 Watts, but I would hold it to about 100 W. It has a cross needle meter that displays forward power, reflected power, and SWR simultaneously, with 30 or 300 watts full scale. The 8 position antenna switch lets you select 2 coax lines, random wire /balanced line or dummy load. It also has a switch for peak or average power measurements. It has a 12 position air wound inductor, 4:1 balun, and 1000 Volt capacitors. This particular unit works fine. Cosmetically it has no dents or dings, and looks good. The meter lamp works fine. The front panel is the new multicolored vinyl (Lexan??) that has no defects. These sell new in the $160 to $190 range. This one is very close to new, with paper work for only $100. . . Kenwood AT-440 Automatic Antenna Tuner: The Kenwood AT-440 automatic antenna tuner is the internal tuner used in the TS-440. Many of the TS-440's came with the AT-440 installed, and were then designated as a TS-440 S/AT. Some of them did not have the internal tuner. If your TS-440 did not have the tuner installed, this is your opportunity to get one. This package includes the antenna tuner, along with the cables and hardware needed to install it. This one works fine. Only $95. . . I also have many other accessories available such as many different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF and VHF/UHF antennas, connectors, miscellaneous accessories, etc. Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests. . Prices do not include shipping from Florida. Thanks. 73, Ken, W8EK Ken Simpson E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net Voice Phone (352) 732-8400 .

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