George KJ6VU is a long-time supporter of the SolderSmoke podcast. He has recently teamed up with another ham and launched a podcast called "The Workbench." This morning I listened to Part I of their interview with the legendary Alan Wolke W2AEW. It was great. As I was listening to Alan I was soldering together a crystal filter for my new receiver, and using my RIGOL 'scope to check the results. I liked Alan's description of how they made images of 'scope patterns in the days before the advent of Digital Storage Scopes (Polaroid!). I also liked Alan's scorn for those who use the "Auto" switch on the 'scopes. The host's reaction to Alan's description of a $300,000 Tektronix 'scope was also fun: "For that price I want to be able to drive a car into it and put a swing set behind it!" Indeed. Recommended listening: http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2016/08/30/ham-radio-workbench-5-oscilloscopes-part-1/
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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For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
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The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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