Bring Back the Magic

Is this guy living in a dream world YOU tell US. Once upon a time, there was a young lad who wanted to become a radio a ma teu r. It all started when he read about building a cry stal set in a book called the Boys' Own Paper. This publication is no longer in print, of course, and crystal sets have long since bit the dust However, for me the seed was sown at that time and I was hooked on radio. I wanted to be able to make something that I could listen to distant radio stations on, other than my...

QRX

According to news reports, lawmakers have warned broadcasters and consumer electronics makers that the government may step in to speed the move to digital television. Television broadcasters are supposed to move from analog to digital by 2006, or when the penetration rate for tele visions that can receive the highdefinition signals reaches 85 percent, whichever comes later However, most regulators, lawmakers and industry representatives believe that deadline will slip by because few consumers...

The History of Ham Radio

In the winter of 1920-1921, radio amateurs were openly dreaming aboul beaming radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean, Howeverf their plans were not very well organized, and attempts during Februaryt 1921, resulted in failure* No signals were heard, although many British stations were listening intently. The effort prompted the operating department of the American Radio Relaj League to make a renewed attempt. This time, to eliminate con fusion and unnecessary QRM. a contest was planned and...

Field Day with the Xerox ARC

Where every signal was ahem easy to copy Held Day is an annual weekend of fun staying up all night, no shavingT no shower for 24 hours, and usually all of the contacts you would ever hope to make. Photo A* The site immediately prior to the arrival of participants Photo fi. Equipment and operating positions set up inside the van. The typical ham Field Day involves a lot of preparation and coordination in advance nf the event. Ol course, the objective is to set up and operate ham equipment in...

Join the Digital Revolution

The message I see often on my monitor stales a clear fact V haven't been this active in ham radio for years, I can t gel enough of this digital stuff. If titerc ever was a boon to ihe ham operator whose interests have waned, the digital revolution has provided iL I have conversed with many hams who have become suddenly ecstatic willi these strange new computer-controlled (did I leave out inexpensive ) wurbiing modes that are so easy to get into and permit excellent worldwide radio...

Handy Frequency Counters

Pocket sized, but fab quality 3GHz bandwidth 1 ppm accuracy, very afford-able NiCd battery, ac adapter charger, rugged black ancdlzed aluminum case. Telescoping wfnp -antenna and great sensitivity allow measurements even from a distance Three models with prices from S99 to 219. AN go up to 3 GHz Some go is tow as 10 H, with noise filters and ottietf advanced features See our website for details Ph 716-392-9430, Email sates hamtronics.com See special offers and view or download complete cataiog...

Info

Fig, Stwwjftoi 2 akanaka will very handily monitor three PSK31 signals at a time. In this example, von see the main large pane in the background with print being added below the auxiliary anes. The five smaller panes can he positioned anywhere you wish in regular Windows fashion. When you examine the actitai display closely, yon will see that the tuning windows are color-coded so you can tell which signal is in which pane. I found timing the auxiliary signals was easily done by clicking within...

Outreach 500 Antenna

VSWR values- given 1. J 3 at times. The tripod is easily folded up for transport if portable operation is needed. VSWR measurements lor my antenna are given in Table I. If you use a criterion of less than 2 1 VSWR the antenna is usable without a tuner on some of 40 meters, and all of 30, 20, and 17 meters. Also, a limited portion of 15 meters was less than 2 L For the other bands, the VSWR is higher than this criterion, hut a tuner should make matching 50 ohm...

Eprom

Block diagram G6UWQ sfirst Whirligig system. partner John Wood G0PSI have another concern right now the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that has made many rural areas off-limits to prevenl the spread of this virus, 1 sense that there is a bit of panic beginning to set in amongst the farming community, he wrote, People living outside the affected areas are endorsing the latest government idea to kill all stock within a two mile radius of every outbreak. Of course, those in the...

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Vcr Transformer Head Schematic

TUES, WED, TH R 10-6 FRI M -8 SAT 10 3 CLOSED SUN amp MON rnrrmflu iV irludE ifupvtn . Pire int r . ilih MJQid 1n Lining whlhTat nu4M.ii rtmi snrpoed Photo R chain drive funis the antenna and an old VCR headu heel couples the RF signal. Photo R chain drive funis the antenna and an old VCR headu heel couples the RF signal. At this point. long-time Homing In readers should have a strong lee ling of d j amp vu. In places sueh as southern California, the buildings and mountains reflect VHF UHF...