I'm having a lot of fun shortwave listening with the reborn British regen. This is the Voice of Vietnam. I rebuilt the regen using the old Eddystone variable capacitors, the original coil form, the original wooden chassis (now covered with copper flashing) and the original front panel and knobs. But the old triode was replaced by an MPF-102 JFET. And the AF amp tube was replaced by an LM386. Something old, something new... The circuit is the old Armstrong circuit, with a tickler coil and throttle cap. Thanks to Charles Kitchin for all the regen wisdom in his Nov/Dec 1998 QEX article (available on-line).
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
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Signed Copies of The SolderSmoke Book
I have some SolderSmoke books left over from Winterfest. Please let me know if you'd like a signed copy. Some folks are ordering them as gifts for fellow Knack victims. I will inscribe them with whatever you'd like me to write (within limits, of course!)
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