Listen to Latest SolderSmoke Podcast

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SolderSmoke (The Book) Reaches the Oregon Coast

Wes, W7ZOI, took the book with him on vacation and sent along this shot from the Oregon coast. I told Wes that I was really nervous when I saw his e-mail in my in-box. The book has sections about my "understandings" of various aspects of electronic theory. I worried that the e-mail would reveal that these were all "MIS-understandings." I was very relieved that wasn't the case! Wes provided an interesting bit of ham radio history/trivia: Around page 169, I have the iconic picture of Wes out in the winter woods somewhere, with a homebrew QRP rig in his hands. I remember seeing this picture as a kid. I found it inspirational: a stoic homebrewer, using his invention to communicate from out in the hostile wilderness. In his e-mail, Wes tells me that in that photo, he was actually in contact with another station. It was Lionel, VE6WG, up near Calgary. This photo was taken by K7IUN. Thanks Wes!

1 comment:

  1. This could be a new feature - "Places where Soldersmoke - the book has been read around the world".

    I've just read it in Saas Fee in the Swiss Alps, but don't have a photograph to prove it!

    However, having just got back into construction 7 years after my first daughter was born, with a 70Mhz receive converter, I have persuaded my two daughters that it would be fun to build a crystal set with them. On one of our hikes in the Alps I picked up some chips of iron pyrite which it would be cool to use as the detector in a crystal set.

    Simon
    G0FCU.

    ReplyDelete

Designer: Douglas Bowman | Dimodifikasi oleh Abdul Munir Original Posting Rounders 3 Column