Tag Archives: cw

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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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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Remote CW with Old Analog Rig

Figure 1: Rough diagram of remote (TX end) for old analog CW rig. Posted 02/11/2017 I have a couple old analog rigs here in the shack, and I thought it’d be nice to remote them to the easy chair in … Continue reading

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The Alda 103 on CW

Figure 1: CW oscillator level control on the Alda 103 (see text). I had been operating the Alda 103 CW/SSB triband ham radio, a gem from the seventies, for a couple weeks on the SSB end of forty meters. I … Continue reading

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The Alda 103A

Figure 1:  An almost forty year old Alda 103A amateur band transceiver. Click to enlarge. The Alda 103 has a very interesting history. It was manufactured (IIRC) in 1977 and 1978, which means it has a nice complement of the … 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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