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David Larsen

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First day of packing for move of my 45 years of collecting old electronic items to the Computer Museum of America.

http://bugbookmuseum.blogspot.com/2016/02/first-day-packing-for-move-to-computer.html

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Hi Most of the hams today are not old enough to have used one of these old AM rigs. I never used one but was there at the time. Some how it picked this one up at Dayton Hamvention many years ago - not sure why - Just the nostalgic hoarder.Got my first license in 1954. www.kk4ww.com
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David Larsen

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Ham Radio operator Victor Poor was one of the designers of the pre70 8 bit computer that was the basis of the Intel 8008 microprocessor. Jack Frassanito a patent holder for the Datapoint 2200 provides some interesting up dated information.

http://bugbookmuseum.blogspot.com/2016/01/datapoint-2200-8-bit-computer-update-by.html
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David Larsen

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Vintage radio collectors -here is where old computer live and play - more then 100 museum web sites KK4WW today in Dominica as J79WW

http://bugbookmuseum.blogspot.com/2016/01/computer-museum-web-sites-where-all-old.html
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+Erick Martiniano yes - you liked some of my post so added you to my circles. Thank You Dave
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David Larsen

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I am vintage ham 77 years old and ham for 61 years www.kk4ww.com also here is how I built my large historical computer collection in the 80/90s .

http://bugbookmuseum.blogspot.com/2015/11/computer-collecting-heyday-for.html
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+Kenneth Steenbuck
Hi Kenneth - I received this call in about 1990 as upgrade and never changed when I went to advanced. I sure like it - double prefix KK & WW my wife has vanity call KK4WWW.

73 Dave
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A young ham radio operator named Harold P. Donle 1UD living next door to +Ladd Observatory in Providence collaborates with astronomer Winslow Upton in 1913 to participate in a global experiment to exchange precision time signals. Discover the story of the “Special Wireless Signals from Washington.”
“This is truly scientific magic. Just think of it! You want to know the true time to the fraction of a second, and all you have to do in order to get it is to open your electric ear to these sounds, which seem to drop out of the sky, as if Old Time himself were speaking to you!” ...
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Tom Medlin

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Riley Hollingsworth, retired FCC special counsel answers your questions tonight.
 
Antennas and the Hex Beam will be discussed by Emmett Hohensee III on the live hamradio show at W5KUB.COM Tues night at 8 PMCT (0200 UTC Wed). Please help us spread the word to join Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tuesday night.
Next week Riley Hollingsworth (retired FCC Special Counsel) has his segment "Ask-Riley" and we will have more kits and hamfest reports from Joe Eisenberg. Telephone lines will be open for interaction with our viewers.
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, November 3, 2015, 9:00 PM EST
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Tom Medlin

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We will be talking about vintage radios. Tune in to w5kub.com at 8 PM CT
 
Live ham radio show on w5kub.com 8 PM CT every Tuesday night.  Also simulcast on 100 KW shortwave station WTWW on 5085 KHZ.
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, August 11, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
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this posting was for a show 2 weeks ago.    sorry.     
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Field Day 2015
Who's participating in field day this weekend?  
I'll be working it with my local club under the call W3MUM. We'll be operating out of Hanover PA. 

Who will be operating with vintage gear?
Not us, some might be old, but it's all solid state.
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Yeah, our final call about location will be made during net tonight.  We're talking about moving it to someone's house if the weather looks too bad.  Part of me thinks you deal with whatever comes your way, that's part of field day.  
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Bob Kirkham

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Just found a couple of snaps of previous shacks. Not exactly vintage, but getting there. The National NCX-5 is gone but I don't see the HW-8 added later. This must be circa 1985. The main rig is an Icom 730 and a couple of homebrew Qrp rigs around. There's a Kenwood R600 rcvr and a Realistic analog dial rcvr. Also shown is an early Commodore scientific calculator made in England!
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Cardwell Capacitor Identification
Hey all!

As you may have seen in the "For Sale" section, I'm doing some cleaning out of my shack.  Not getting out of the hobby by any means, just trying to fund a new radio.  

In my stuff that I'm looking to sell I have these three Cardwell air capacitors.  I'm hoping to sell them, but am looking for a little more information about them first.  They have model numbers on them (and if you can't read them from the pictures, I can post them if that would be helpful), but so far looking that up hasn't helped much.  I'm mostly trying to find out how I can tell what the specs of these are.

If you can give me an idea of price, great!...but if not, just a little info would be great!

If you're interested in any of them, hit me up to and we can work out a deal before I list elsewhere.

Thanks in advance.
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About this community

This is a group to discuss, share, and ask questions involving vintage amateur radio. Everyone has a different definition of what "vintage" is or what is considered a boatanchor (which is why I didn't use the term in the title). Lets just keep it fairly open. There is A LOT of knowledge about vintage radios out there and this is a place to share and grow that knowledge. Open to _anything_ vintage amateur radio (VHF/UHF/HF, test equipment, QSL cards, and more).
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David Larsen

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Vintage ham radio and Computer collection move from Bugbook Computer Museum to the Computer Museum of America.

I will be operating Winter Field day today from my Chantilly Farm as N4USA 20m 14,318 and 14,275 - Dave KK4WW

http://bugbookmuseum.blogspot.com/2016/01/bugbook-computer-museum-is-moving-to.html
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Tom Medlin

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Big show Tuesday night at 8 PM CT on Amateur Radio Roundtable. Allan Weiner, famous pirate radio broadcaster will answer all questions about his pirate days including, FCC and FBI raids, how he did it, why he did it, we will talk about his military surplus radio collections including working radar systems, and how he went straight and licensed a number of radio stations including international shortwave station WBCQ which simulcasts our Tues night shows on 5110 khz. Watch on W5KUB.COM or listen on 5110 Khz. (UTC is 0200 on Weds)
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, January 12, 9:00 PM
w5kub.com

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Tom Medlin

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We will be talking about a lot of vintage gear. Martin has a huge collection of the vintage gear.
 
Martin Jue, founder and president of MFJ Enterprises is our guest on Amateur Radio Roundtable this Tuesday night 12/8/15 at 8 PMCT on W5KUB.COM (0200 UTC Wed). Chat room and telephone lines will be open for viewers. This program is geared to ham radio operators, shortwave listeners, and anyone interested in electronics and communications. This program is also simulcast on international shortwave station WBCQ on 9330 from Monticello, ME. 
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, December 8, 2015, 9:00 PM
watch on w5kub.com listen on shortwave at 9330

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Tim Smith

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I'm sitting here pissing myself. 
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Tom Medlin

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This weeks live ham show "Amateur Radio Roundtable" on Tuesday night at 8 PM CT will be featuring Joe Eisenberg K0NEB. Joe will be talking about more kits and also give us reports on several recent hamfests that he has attended.  Watch on w5kub.com.  hangout will be used at end of show. 
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, November 10, 2015, 9:00 PM EST
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Tom Medlin

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Live ham radio/shortwave show Tues nights at 8 PM on w5kub.com (0100 UTC Wed) Tonights guest's are Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, former FCC enforcer, and Dale Winther, W6PDL, from the Jet Propulsion Labs. Cohost Tom Medlin, W5KUB, and Ted Randall, WB8PUM.

Next week we have Heard Island Dxpedition
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David Larsen

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It is hard for me to remember 61 years ago I guess you could say I am a vintage ham radio operator. I do remember this Heathkit AT-1 transmitter was one of the first of many Heathkits I built. I even consulted for them a few years in the early 70's and that was great fun. 
www.kk4ww.com   Here is my computer museum www.microcomputermuseum.com this represents more that 40 years of collecting.
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+fred forbush Hi Fred - I have a Heathkit AT35 but not the older AT1. I have far too much old ham gear in my warehouse along with my computer collection. 

If the AT-1 does not work I don't think you will have any trouble fixing it. They are so simple and straight forward in design and operation. 73 Dave
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Heathkit HG-10B VFO [eBay-Sold!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack and fund a new (to me) radio.  More to items come*...

*Also selling the DX-60B transmitter that was paired with it. See my other eBay items or the post in this community.
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Glad these could bring back memories! The HW-16 is next up for sale! :-) Sadly, it's not in great shape, we'll see how it operates when I get to testing it. 
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Heathkit DX-60B CW/AM Transmitter [eBay-Sold!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack and fund a new (to me) radio.  More to items come*...

*Also selling the HG-10B VFO that was paired with it. See my other eBay items or the post in this community.
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Memories!
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Two sold, one relisted
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