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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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Jerry Bosak's profile photoSteve Kirkpatrick (Steven R. Kirkpatrick)'s profile photo
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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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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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Hammarlund HQ-180A General Coverage Receiver [eBay-SOLD!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack.  More to come...
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The Navy investigates interference to the wireless transmitter at the Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island in 1906 and discovers a teenage amateur who has converted a hen house into a ham shack. The sophistication of the hand made wireless set startles the experts. The story of a boy and his coherer on my blog. #HamRadio #AmateurRadio
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I found some more information about the experimental wireless station 1XX operated by the Radio Club of Brown University in the 1920s. The photo shows a tower on one of the campus buildings that was used to support a 450 foot longwave aerial. The link is to my blog describing the station and how it was operated by the students.

I've got a schematic with a detailed description of the transmitter. Given that the FCC is proposing amateur operation at 630 meters it might be fun to try to recreate the set.

#HamRadio #AmateurRadio  
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+Peter Wang the building on the left edge with the tower is Maxcy Hall and that is Littlefield Hall in the foreground. The transmitter was likely in Wilson Hall which housed the Department of Physics at the time. There is mention (in 1906) of a 450 foot long aerial strung between towers at Maxcy and University Halls. This was likely a 1/4 wave 600 meter with the center tap of the flat-top T at Wilson.
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Setchell Carlson Model 524 [eBay-SOLD!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack.  More to come...
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Tom Medlin

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Live ham radio show, special guests, arduino, swl, dxing, homebrewing electronics.  
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, March 31, 9:00 PM
W5KUB.COM 8PM Central (0100 UTC WED)

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Tom Medlin

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Technology, electronics, ham radio, arduino , homebrewing,  guests from around the world. Every Tuesday night at 8:00 Pm Central time or 0100 UTC Weds.
 
live ham radio show, special guests, electronics, homebrewing, arduino, and much more
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, March 24, 9:00 PM
W5KUB.COM 8PM (0100UTC Weds)

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Heathkit HR-1680 SSB/CW Receiver w/ Original Manual [eBay-SOLD!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack.  More to come...
US $49.99 Used in Consumer Electronics, Radio Communication, Ham, Amateur Radio
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Ah, nice piece of equipment. Assembled one a long time ago. Fond memories. de KY2R.
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Johnson Messenger Two Twenty Three [eBay-SOLD!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack.  More to come...
For sale is a Johnson Messenger Two Twenty Three. The radio comes with a Johnson Viking microphone.
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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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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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Michael Umbricht

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Thomas P. Giblin installed a ham radio in his Ford Coupe in 1921. He made contacts at distances up to 20 to 30 miles using the experimental class call 1XAD. He was the founder of Standard Radio & Electric Co. in Pawtucket, RI.

Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=gjY6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA563#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Early mobile NVIS
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John Clemens

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SEMI - AUTOMATIC TELEGRAPH KEYS ( BUGS ) (NOT VIBROPLEX)
W1TP TELEGRAPH AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS: 

http://w1tp.com/im8000b.htm
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Michael Umbricht

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A home-made alternating current CW set built by physics students at the +Brown University Radio Club. The club was granted experimental class special land station license 1XX from 1920-25 which operated at 180 - 600 meters. The transmitter had a range of about 900 miles, but during an ARRL Trans-Atlantic test it was heard in France at a distance of 3,500 miles. A scrapbook of club history is at http://www.qrz.com/db/K1AD

Photo Credits: QST, April 1921 via http://books.google.com/books?id=A1ZCAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA8-PA16#v=onepage&q=1xx&f=false
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History radio , verry fantastic, thank you my fiend for the post , 73s !
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Sonar Model CFC VFO [eBay-SOLD!]

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Getting rid of some extra items to clean up my shack.  More to come...
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Tom Medlin

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new ham radio program, guests, electronics, arduino, we will be simulcasting the show on shortwave station WTWW 9930 KHZ
Amateur Radio Roundtable
Tue, April 7, 9:00 PM
go to W5KUB.COM 8PM CDT (0100 UTC Wed)

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KWS1 75A4 VERY VERY GOOD
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Bellissimi apparati complimenti
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