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Saturday, July 18, 2015

SolderSmoke Podcast #178: Anniversaries, ZIA, LBS II, Old Mics, Antenna Dreams, Interviews, MAILBAG


SolderSmoke Podcast #178 is available:

http://soldersmoke.com/soldersmoke178.mp3

18 July 2015

Anniversaries:
Pete Juliano -- One year with the podcast
BITX20 -- Ten years of homebrew fun
SolderSmoke Podcast:  Ten years of podcasting

Bench Report:   Pete's ZIA and LBS II
Bill messes around with old microphones

Looking ahead:
Pete plans antennas
Bill lusts after ladder line (spurred on by Farhan's new blog)

On the Air Reports:
Pete on 20 with ZIA and LBSII
Bill having fun on 40 (even with the Spectral Purity Police)
Bill tries rock-bound QRPp.  It is hard.  (Spoiled by QRO BITX luxury)
Bill's verdict:  BITX40 with Yaesu filter, Si5351, and TIA best of the 3 rigs.
Catching Cubesats with Pete's SDR Dongle


Digitizing old paper logs (and finding a lot more HB rigs)
Interviews with Eric 4Z1UG on QSO Today Podcast
FDIM interviews by Bob Crane

Peter Parker's review of DSB kit

MAILBAG:
Parts from W8NSA
Colin's tuna Tin Mighty Mite
Dean's Tiny Tia
Bryan's MMM dreams
Armand braves the heat at the Manassas Hamfest 

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3 comments:

  1. Bravo Bill and Pete....very interesting conversations.

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  2. Another great installment, gentlemen. I listened as while strolling through Cișmigiu Gardens to deliver felafel to my wife's office. Pink feedline spreaders?! For shame! Surely the he-man homebrewer could employ spent shell casings or chunks of mastadon tusk.
    Great laughs and excellent technical insights from you two goofball radio wizards, once again.
    I have Obsessive Antenna Aspirations of my own as I struggle to eke RF from our soviet-era concrete bunker in Central Bucharest, desperately fleeing the "Romanian CIA." All in good fun. Details to follow.
    Very best 73s, Jonathan YO3/W0XO

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  3. Good informative podcast once again guys! Funny too! Thanks alot for keepin radio fun. 73's, Erik (kb3vxv)

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