The real silver lining in this story comes, however, in the form of Edgardo's blog site. Wow, what an inspiring example of Argentinian Knack. Radios, telescopes, auto-giros. This guy is also into homebrew DSB rigs. Wonderful stuff. Check it out. (Google will translate it for you, if necessary, but even if you don't read Spanish, the pictures tell most of the story.)
Thanks to all who sent advice and encouragement. Merry Christmas!
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