I had a good time at the Vienna Wireless Hamfest today. I met up with Armand, WA1UQO, and we went through the hamfest together. Here is what I picked up (and why):
Crystal Radio Kit (for my nephew Sebastian)
Homemade Solar Panel (because someone had taken the trouble to put this together )
Milliammeter Meter (because it was connected to the solar panel)
Drake Dynamic Microphone (because it is Drake)
A bunch of BNC connector cables (always useful)
Copper clad boards (thinking of the next rig)
A bunch of RG-174 coax (Belden is usually better, but sometimes you need flexibility)
Lots of Ferrite Beads (because of my recent suffering with oscillations)
A bag full of relays (I like relays)
10 100 ohm pots (great for balanced modulators)
Big copper ground stake and straps (because I need to reform in this area).
An ugly old tube type receiver (because I had a 5 dollar bill in my hand when the lady said "5 bucks!") I tried to give this to Armand, but he wouldn't take it.
Some connectors for Arduino projects (I'm trying not to be a total Luddite).
Armand gave me three very nice crystal filters. Thanks Armand!
Our book: "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" http://soldersmoke.com/book.htm Our coffee mugs, T-Shirts, bumper stickers: http://www.cafepress.com/SolderSmoke Our Book Store: http://astore.amazon.com/contracross-20