Tag Archives: amateur radio

Triton and Me: Back together Again

Figure 1: The Ten Tec 540 is playing love songs again Four times I courted her.  Three times I dropped her.  This time it’s forever.  Over the years, I’d managed to find myself paired with the one whose songs were so … Continue reading

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Junk or Joy? Heathkit GR-78 Amateur / Shortwave

Figure 1:  The venerable? Heathkit GR-78 receiver, as it was found in flea market.   What ham can resist the allure of a piece of vintage gear, sans cover, knob, and a part or three, looking ever like the cartoon character with … Continue reading

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Unboxing a Forty One year old Ham Radio

Figure 1: Unboxing another Alda 103 Another Alda?  I’ll admit to having an affinity for them.  The one I already have is the 80-40-15 tribander (the 103A) – and the one I’m unboxing is the 80-40-20 tribander (the 103).  The … Continue reading

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Ham Radio on a Pi2

Figure 1: Quisk running on the second “homemade” tablet, which use a Pi2 SoC SBC board. (Click to enlarge). Some of the other posts on this site refer to my “homemade” tablet, which I subsequently outfitted with components for ham … Continue reading

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New (For Me) Omni-A (Analog)

I have always been a Ten Tec fan. As a kid I dreamed about the PM-1, but had to settle for home brew and (eventually) an old (even then) DX-40 transmitter / Lafayette-HA350 RX combo. When I was older, I … Continue reading

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WB8LZR

A younger me, as part of a collage pic made a number of years ago. This is WB8LZR / CW aficionado extreme. This WP blog is dedicated to the author’s amateur radio hobby, and related pursuits.      

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