I spent a couple of days on the roads in Eastern Montana. While out there, I spotted this old abandoned house with a tower attached to it. It is just begging to be put to good use once again. And, I would be willing to be the one to put it to good use. I’m not sure how I could find the owner, or how I would get it across the state; but it is something to keep my mind occupied for awhile anyway. Click on the picture to see a larger view. John
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Sep 13 2008
I am in the process of creating a new web site for my Amateur Radio activities. It is in the very early stages, and will probably change often; but you can check it out by clicking HERE. Eventually, I will be moving all of my Ham Radio posts over to that site. The site address is: http://radio.McDougallsHome.net .
Sep 13 2008
I love to collect old radio items. I don’t really go out of my way to find them, but when they find me, I am very interested in picking them up if they are not too hard on my bank account. I found this beauty at a garage sale today. There were a couple of other radios there also, but I have a family to feed so I purchased only one. The radio was from Montgomery Wards and has the label “Airline” on the back. I have not had a chance to really dig into the innards or look for information about the radio yet. The radio is a dual bander consisting of the broadcast band and the shortwave band from 5.75 to 17 Mhz. Click the picture to see a slide show of the details. If you know anything about this radio, please leave me a comment.
John – K7JM
Jul 26 2008
I enjoy collecting old radios of any kind. I came across this little gem today at a garage sale for only fifty cents. It is a simple transistorized AM radio with a leatherette case that snaps closed on the back. It runs on 110 Volts or with batteries. The only marking on it is “Passport”; and I can find no model number or brand and internet searches come up with nothing. It is a cute little radio that includes 6 transistors and 2 diodes. I thought it was clever that they even listed the two diodes in their count of solid state devices. Click the picture to see more pictures of the radio.
See http://www.transistor.org/ for a real nice collection of transistor radios.
May 23 2008
Here are some photos of a simple power meter, and a QRP receiver and transmitter that I built in March and April of 2007. All of them were from “Experimental Methods in RF design“. I actually made a contact with another Ham Radio Operator using the setup exactly as shown in the photo with Morse Code.