SolderSmoke #234 17 November 2021
Roots of SolderSmoke: The "Click and Clack" of ham radio?
Influences: Jean Shepherd, CarTalk, Shortwave stations.
Steve "Snort Rosin" Smith WB6TNL? No. Steve "Aching Sinus" Smith
PSSST Super Simple SSB -- 7 Transistors. Switching IF Module:
PSST Details: https://www.n6qw.com/PSSST_20.html
KWM-1 Resurrection "Shame Shelf".
How to make things work:
Diode Switching or Relays?
(Why the T/R diodes in the BITX 20 amplifiers?)
Farhan's Talk to RSGB got me thinking of VHF 2 meter AM.
2 meter Benton Harbor lunchbox madness. SuperRegens Super Strange.
I broke my Maplin AF Sig Gen in the process. Fixed it.
Playing with MMMRX again. Put in 6 kHz ceramic filter. Sounds great SSB
Swept IF with noise, TinySA, and NanoVNA. Need better noise gen.
Mod to listen with TinySA (on blog).
Thinking of 17 meter /12 meter Dual-Bander IF around 21.4, VFO around
3.41 Mhz. Thoughts?
Sweeping double half lattice filter from Swan 240. UGLY.
--- ROOTS OF MAILBAG: Radio Moscow, Havana Cuba, HCJB, others.
-- Thomas K4SWL of the SWL Post: Could have been worse! Stairbag?
-- MY NOVICE LOG -- Heard back from ex-WN2RTH ex-WN2FLK ex-WB2RKK.
-- Drew N7DA worked Wes W7ZOI in Sweepstakes. FB.
-- Peter VK2EMU The movie Frequency and the Magic of Heathkits. Good,
but not that good!
-- Thomas KK6AHT! Our old friend. Minima! Now has a young son! FB
-- Chuck WA7ZZE Saw QST profile. Sympathizes with Two-er trouble.
-- Tim M0CZP. Spell corrector. Vatican Diodes. Infallible!
-- Ramakrishnan VU3RDD Working on a NORCAL and a noise cancellation
-- Skip NC9O said I was 40 Hz off on 17. But he had a reason to KNOW!
-- Steve K9NVD Glad he's a listener.
-- Bob KY3R Novice Nostalgia. Should he use 75 watt bulb for dummy
-- Todd K7TFC Video about why solder smoke goes into the face.
-- Anthony VU3JVX Homebrew Antuino. I ask for help in moving freq to
-- Jack NG2E Building Pete's DC RX.
-- Scott WA9WFA HBR-13 and MMMRX.
-- Stephen 2E0FXZ also got a FT-101 VFO.
-- Bob K7ZB on the air with 56 mW and a big antenna.
-- Dean AC9JQ Retired.
-- Allan WA9IRS Right to Repair update.
-- Farhan Invited us to Lamakaan ARC, Dec 11 or 12. Will be on QO100
-- Many suggestions about my Apollo 11 Time Capsule. Still looking for
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate this holiday!
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