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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Secret Listeners -- The Voluntary Interceptors

Jim, AL7RV, and several others sent me the link to this really interesting video about the British radio amateurs in WWII. Real "stiff upper lip" spirit in this video. Musn't grumble! Great stuff from Great Britain: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/5108

That regen receiver they showed looks a lot like the beast that I brought back from the UK with me. Once again, I am hearing the siren song of the diabolical regens....

Progress continues on my Indian-ized Azorean DSB transceiver (with JBOT amp). I now have the amp nicely stabilized (thank God!). Now I just need to get the output from the balanced mod close to the 1 mW PEP level needed by the amp. Should be done soon. And my cold seems to be going away, so maybe I'll be able to share my tales of JBOT derring-do in a podcast this weekend.

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2 comments:

  1. Hey Bill, how did you finally fix your JBOT amp? More filter elements, more grounding, chokes, ???

    Hope you're feeling better, 73!
    N3JIM, Sacramento

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  2. That is an absolutely fascinating video! Most of those chaps are likely gone now. It is good that the BBC captured them on film back then.

    Oh, to be a Radio Amateur in Britain in the early 40's.

    And that regen certainly does look like yours, Bill. Could it actually be.....?

    The Siren's song, indeed.

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL

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