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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Treasure Trove Discovered

Our man in Ankara, Grayson, KJ7UM, sent me links to the truly amazing web site of Dr. J.B. Calvert, Professor Emeritus of Engineering at the University of Denver. Great stuff!
Sorry about the Istanbul/Ankara mix-up Grayson. I must say, Istanbul sounds cooler and more exotic. Good luck with the beer OM.
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Hi Bill,

Thought I would pass along the web site of quite an amazing fellow. While not a ham, he is a homebrewer, experimenter, and total scientist.
Guys like this amaze me!
http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/index.htm

This is the site of Dr. James Calvert. On his site are hundreds of "papers" (articles?) on hundreds of scientific topics, history optics, astronomy, etc. I have read quite a few and I am damn impressed with the guys style, and curiosity.
Check out his paper on vacuum tubes. I learned a hell of a lot from this about a subject I though I know pretty well.

Check out this link
http://mysite.du.edu/~etuttle/electron/elecindx.htm
and the section on tubes:
http://mysite.du.edu/~etuttle/electron/elect27.htm
It is excellent. Enough to keep me reading for years.

Thanks for the plug in your last podcast.
BTW, I live in Ankara (the capital). If i did live in Istanbul, parts would be much easier to get. Actually I have found a source of parts, but what I REALLY need is a good source of decent beer! TUrkey only has one beer and it sucks. Anyone want to send me a good beer I would be most appreciative (then I can homebrew much better!)!

Take care and keep poding

Grayson
KJ7UM/TA2 - Ankara, Turkey
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1 comment:

  1. I was really enjoying this post until the author spoiled it by mentioning beer quality.

    Efes is miles better than the so called "King of Beers".

    (OK so its a tongue in cheek posting)

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