Starting a New Life
While I was listening, I selected various speakers and switched between the Drake, the 430. and the 751A The results were amazing, The TR3 breathed with new life The FL3's controls gave me the necessary receiver flexibility, similar io using the 430 s IF shift and 1.8 kHz filter or the Pass Band Tuning and tone control on the 751 A, to clean up the TR3Hs received signals. In most cases I found my receive audio much the same on all three receivers.
Due to the aciual slowdown ot sunspol numbers and thanks to the new life given so ihe low bands, a new antenna is becoming popular in Italy. li s the DB24 the 4-efement tiy Hy-Gain. with i o active ele ments on 40 and two on 20 The price is quite attractive, being about 130 while you have to pay more than 56 0 for a TH7DXX, So. if you find many more sta lions during the next contest sea&cn working on 40 from Italy, you can Pel that many of them are using ilt
From time to time, I will try to pass along some neat tricks which can save you time and money while playing with your RTTY, I am sure that most of you are aware that replacement ribbons for your Teletype machines are available at any stationery and many variety stores. No, they may not be labeled as such, but any ribbon which fits an Underwood standard typewriter will fit your Teletype machine just fine. There comes a time, however, when you need a dark image and no new ribbon is available, What then Well, it turns out that most light ribbons are not out of ink, they are just dried out. A lit-tie solvent will frequently bring new life to an ofd ribbon, with almost no effort. What J do is spray some contact cleaner (I use one called LPS-1) along the length of the ribbon while the machine is spacing. Don't spray too much or you will have an inky mess of a machine. You want to just dampen the ribbon. Wait overnight for the excess to evaporate, and you have a rejuvenated ribbon. Like I...
My Grandpa always told me to use the right tool for the job. Grandpa was talking about woodworking tools but the same rule applies to computers. Let me put this in perspective when we say the word computer, most envision glittering, lightning-fast systems with gigabyte hard drives, CD-ROMs and highresolution graphics. Now think about using this same, expensive, high-tech, electronic masterpiece to control the temperature of your coffee pot. Not on your life.
Don't I just hate that You know, you're soldering (or desoldering parts), having the time of your life, and there's no place to put the hot pencil down. That little tin thing included with the pencil survived about one day, when it either collapsed from fear or ran away, never to return.
Whenever I make a pre sen i a-tion on hidden transmitter hunting to a radio club or convention, one of my main points is that radio direction finding (RDF) skills have many other uses he-sides radio sports. There will sure I) be occasions in your life as a ham when these techniques can help you, even ii you never go on a hidden transmitter hunt or track down a malicious interferes
You know why Well, even time I look around and say to myself, gee, someone realh should do something about so and so 1 realize that. heck, f m someone. So go ahead and do it. It's amazing how much you can get done when you decide to do it. Isn't it time you started making some decisions which will add to your life
Over 3000 great articles have appeared in our back issues and most of them are just as good today as the day they were printed You will have the time of your life reading all those wonderful issues you missed. We have separated the back issues into three packages, issues from 1960-1964 (I), 1965-1967 II), and 1968-1970 (INK These back issue bundles are put together by illiterate apple pickers borrowed from other ham magazine staffs and thus there is no possibility of our guaranteeing any particular issue in your bundles.,, you take pot luck. Due to the 12 value that we are making available in these back issue packages 12 different back issues in each package), we must ask that you foot the shipping charges. Please include 1 to cover handling and mailing of these great big packages of back issues.
Over 3000 great articles have appeared in our back issues and most of them are just as good today as the day they were printed. You will have the time of your life reading all those wonderful issues you missed. We have separated the back issues into three packages, issues from 1960-1964 (I), 1965-1967 (II), and 1968-1970 (III). These back issue bundles are put together by illiterate apple pickers borrowed from other ham magazine staffs and thus there is no possibility of our guaranteeing any particular issue in your bundles . -. you take pot luck. Due to the S12 value that we are making available in these back issue packages (12 different back issues in each package), we must ask that you foot the shipping charges. Please include 1 to cover handling and mailing of these great big packages of back issues.
Hey, how come you've never gone on a DXpedition Ask anybody who's gone on one and they'll tell you that you'll remember every minute of it for the rest of your life. My first DXpedition was to Navassa (KC4AF), a tiny island down between Jamaica and Haiti. Wow, what a fantastic trip that was Yes, we came tha-a-t close to being killed a couple times but we weren't.
How's your 10 meter receiver working Signals a little weak Having trouble pulling out those weak ones Lunar has a new preamp just tor you. Their model PA 2BE-s Is a mintinline 10 mtr. preamp that will perk up your transceiver. Small enough to fit Inside most any KF rig, a flick of the switch bypasses the preamp, and the transceiver Is back to normal operation for other bands. On 10 meter, another flick or the switch, and new life is added to that tired receiver. Stop missing those weak rare ones. Call for immediate deiIvery ot this preamp, and all Lunar products, too,
Sometimes a writer must search long and hard for a story to fit the holiday season The easy way out is to simply report on all the new gear to be founds 'under the tree, That is, if your Christmas tree happens to be over the operating position in your ham shack. But, there is a tot more to the holiday season than a new hand-held or an HF transceiver. The holiday season is really a time for a new beginning. At least it's been that way in my life, and HI bet it's been that way for many of you as welf. So, keeping this concept in mind, J began searching for something apropos. As it happened. the material 1 was looking for had been right under my very nose since late last summer. It comes from the well-respecied Southeastern Repeater Association's Repeater Journal t and was onginally authored by Wayne C. Williams K4M0B. I have taken some slight liberties in revising the text to fit the national international format of 73, but I hope that you will feel as moved when you read it as I did....
If you don't order at least one or these speiistly selected books this month you are going to feei awful, This will be the combined result of your realizing thai you've iet another month of your life 20 by without improving your reference shelf and the guilt, shared with a I otrer 73 readers, for reducing the Bookshop personnel to near starvation. This 3s such a humanitarian gesture all the way round thai it shou d be tax deductible.
Parts, though, are the items bargain hunters search for, and Radio Shack has some at less than you'd expect to pay, A build-it-box * perf board plus plastic cover, at 59c, Ten 14 jumper leads for 99c (most other places have gone up to 1-19), A slim 30-watt soldering iron at 1.49 which needs no stand. Two other items are not only handy things to have in the shack but can be, literally, life savers under certain circumstances, These are master controls for 117-V ac lines. One, at 3.19, controls three circuits, each with an independent switch and individual pilot light. The other, which sells for 3.99, is a master control for six circuits, all of which (including the pilot light) are controlled by a single switch- A master control like this can save your life if you should get tangled up in high voltage, and someone not too well acquainted with your sl ack has to locate a power switch in a matter of seconds. Having seen a friend get killed on a 117-volt line, Pm a bit touchy on this...
Your stories don t have to be dramatic we just want to know what it is about amateur radio that makes it such an important part of your life. My own life is riddled with it. So, probably, is yours. Wh2t gets you Is it traffic handling Contests Certificates Outdoing others with over-theair filth Jamming repeaters DXing Eyeball nets Hamfests Dig down in your memories and give me the material to fire the imaginations of a million ktds. . two million. An
The one thing all these antennas have in common is the need for some form of support. These supports also cover a wide range, I hey vary from a simple wooden A frame mast to self supporting 100 towers embedded in tons of concrete, hey crank up and down, fold over in the middl e or are laboriously climbed by the young in heart and body. For the most part, they require miles of guy wires which are invariably tripped over by the neighborhood children and lead to law suits amounting to thousands of dollars in damages, A tower, in legal terms, is classed as an attractive nuisance. Where there is a tower, a child will feel compelled to climb it. He (or in the case of torn-boys, she) will invariably get hurt and the parents will take this opportunity to sue. There goes your life savings.
Over 3000 great articles have appeared in our back issues and most of them are just as good today as the day they were printed. You will have the time of your life reading all those wonderful issues you missed. We have separated The back issues into three packages, issues from 1960 - 1964 (1), 1965 -1967 (It), and 1968 - T 970 dill. These back issue bundles are put together by illiterate apple pickers borrowed from other ham magazine staffs and thus there is no possibility of our guaranteeing any particular issue in your bundles , *. you take pot luck.
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