Meter Front

1 00-1 56 Rcvr Sub Assembly, Front end for the famous ARC-3 Receiver. Consists of complete variable tuning-capacitor and coil-unit. Uses 4-6AK5 tubes and T-9Q01. I F. output is 12 mc Originally designed 1or OSC Xtls fn 8000-S72? kc range. With a little rework, this should be a F.B. converter for 2 meters or VHF commercial frequencies. Unused, in mint condition, but iess tubes.


138 WATER STREET, SO, N0RWALK, CONN. TEL: 203-866-3557 ——


138 WATER STREET, SO, N0RWALK, CONN. TEL: 203-866-3557 ——

to be many, many points, i 146 to be exact!

Dave and I stayed up all night working 80-meter CW. Early in the morning, we heard the Sections Communications Manager, W8FX. We were tired, but by "hook or crook'\ and with much repetition, we managed to get the 200-point message to him.

The rest of the day was spent either with 40-meter CW or 75-meter SSB. We operated until 2155 Sunday afternoon to try to get as many contacts as possible. In all, there were Í 09 CW contacts counting 18 points each, and 191 SSB contacts counting 6 points each.

(On September 10, 1968, we received a QSL card confirming a Field Day contact from W5US in Texas that would have given us another 18 points. The report said that our signals were 579.)

At the end of the Field Day period, we were sleepy, tired, but very happy. We were thinking about how to improve our score next year! However, even if we were to earn 10,000 points next year, we do not think it really could be a better Field Day than the one we had this yearns beginners.

This was the Field Day that we shall never forget!

Who Needs 'Em for 6 Meter DX

Morgan Monroe, K7ALE 224 Home Street Moscow, Idaho 83843

Stop! Don't stow that six meter beam in the garage just because someone said the sun-spot cycle is declining. The cycle is on the way down but that doesn't mean the end of vhf DX for those who know how.

Many six meter enthusiasts, particularly some who have discovered the pleasures of 50 mhz operation in the past five years, fear that 1968 marked the end of everything but local-area ragchews and net check-ins on ground plane antennas until the sunspots peak again a decade or more in the future. Not so.

Keep that six meter beam high. Peak up your 50 mhz gear. For many of you, the best is yet to come.

If the declining years of sunspot Cycle 20 (the next five or six) are remotely like the waning years of Cycle 19 in the period from late 1958 through 1963, 50 mhz DX possibilities should be plentiful for those prepared to exploit them with knowledge and operating skill. But, you'll need more than a corroded ground plane and poorly-aligned receiver to make the best of them.

Big power? No, that's neither necessary nor desirable.

Working six meter DX consistently is an

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