Vibroplex

11 Nov 18
Top Band Chordal Hopper

The Begali Intrepid Bug – its pivot and weights are “backwards” as compared to the Vibroplex This is a novelty key – and a fun one at that. I am playing with it and the Begali CW Machine – another strange but interesting CW toy. More on the CW Machine in a future blog. Its […]

21 Oct 18
Glaukos

THE VIBROPLEX #3347 HORACE G MARTIN’S UNITED ELEC MFG CO NORCROSS GA KEY BUG – Buy – THE VIBROPLEX #3347 HORACE G MARTIN’S UNITED ELEC MFG CO NORCROSS GA KEY BUG

13 Oct 18
KX7N

Well the shack is running, but I am still only on 20 M as I can only get a mono band dipole up. Well today that will end. I have made some good investments for later use as I have acquired some antennas that I will use when we finally get our house. This apartment […]

10 Oct 18
Top Band Chordal Hopper

I found one of these locally – with a speaker and fully restored by Howard Mills – THE Collins Expert. This is a receiver I have had at the back of my mind for years. I also have the fondest or early memories of when I first started sending with my Vibroplex Bug in 1973 […]

06 Oct 18
Top Band Chordal Hopper

We visited the Deschutes Historical Museum in Bend, Oregon today after a wonderful week here Very funny sign! The museum is an an old Elementary school called The Reid School, so the building is as historic as its contents. When I was a kid – I found an old Edison bulb out in a field […]

03 Oct 18
Radio Communication

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27 Sep 18
Radio Communication

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03 Sep 18
Radio Communication

1944 Vibroplex Classic Original Bug 833 Broadway St NY SN 132155 Black Cast Base – Buy – 1944 Vibroplex Classic Original Bug 833 Broadway St NY SN 132155 Black Cast Base

02 Aug 18
Radio Communication

1944 Vibroplex Classic Original Bug 833 Broadway St NY SN 132155 Black Cast Base – Buy – 1944 Vibroplex Classic Original Bug 833 Broadway St NY SN 132155 Black Cast Base

28 Jul 18
Five decades of radio

Years ago, I acquired an old receiver that was similar to the one I used when I was just twelve years old and very new to the radio hobby.  In 1968, my National NC-155 was paired with an E.F. Johnson Viking Ranger transmitter.  I’ve been restoring the NC-270 for some time, and was hoping to […]

21 Jun 18
NatureChromes

made 14Jun2018 Samuel Morse was issued a patent for an “improvement in the mode of communicating information by signals by the application of electromagnetism” on 20Jun1840. A while back there was a minor hurricane that caused surge waves to slosh onto the shore and flooded parts of lower Manhattan. Power was out for a week […]

17 May 18
Ham Station IK2WQH

Sono alla perenne ricerca di un Set-up definitivo per quanto riguarda tasti per CW. Devo confessare che ho (ri)imparato il CW nel 2014 , pur essendo patentato dal ’93, e non so usare (o meglio non mi trovo per niente) il tasto Verticale. Per imparare ho speso il mio tempo con un simpatico paddle cinese […]

19 Feb 18
VA4SR

I met Moe in McCook, Nebraska in 1998.  An enthusiastic Ham, he was retired, having had worked as a radio operator for the railroad there his whole life.  And he was good at CW.  How good?  Really, really good.  Even when several of us would visit him in his shack, code was always playing in […]

23 Dec 17
Amateur Radio Station WB4OMM

There are ways to operate contests and sprints that are more efficient than others and lead to better results. In NAQCC sprints we are concerned with helping newcomers to contesting, and we urge slower speed operation. The semi-annual, “mW Sprint” is similar in format to the monthly NAQCC Sprints (see http://naqcc.info/sprint_rules.html ) – except output power […]

20 Dec 17
WS1SM Ham Radio Blog

by Tim Watson, KB1HNZ Originally published in the March/April 2014 issue of The Radiogram In a recent QST article entitled “More Views on Pileup Misbehavior,” the author expressed his opinion that pileups are more unruly now than ever before, and the reason for this is that hams who are calling a DX station have either […]

17 Dec 17
grouchyfarmer

Spent the better part of the afternoon getting everything set up, all the cables connected and all that, and it’s finally done! Well, mostly. And everything seems to be working. Mostly because I still don’t have the digital stuff up and running yet. But the TS-990 is up and running, as is the Palstar tuner, […]

14 Dec 17
WD4WDW

We had a great D.E.A.R.S. Club meeting this evening at the Golden Corral. Our VE Test Session saw Eric pass his General test and our very own Rebekah pass her Technician Test!! Congratulations to both!! We had a lot of fun with sock monkeys (talk to Ken and Ricardo) and with our resident Santa – […]