Daniel HK4DEI wrote to report that page 149 of the SolderSmoke book was providing some solace and comfort as he struggled to get his version of Peter Parker's Micro 40 Double Sideband rig going. He was having problems with the amplifier. He was almost at the point of sacrificing chickens to Papa Legba. I wished him luck and told him to hang in there.
Elisa saw my e-mail to Daniel and complained that I hadn't given him the solution to his amplifier woes. I tried to explain to her that there are sometimes things in this universe that are just UNKNOWABLE. C.F. Rockey W9SCH (who alerted us in SPRAT 22 to the chicken sacrifice option) spoke of transistors that exhibit "quantum mechanical necromancy." Rockey explained that when this happens, "The transistor simply turns up its toes and dies. Not even an Atomic Physicist can tell you why!"
But Daniel persisted. And he won the battle:
Hey BillDid you kill some chickens already? If you did, THANK YOU! If you don't, then please enjoy a nice sancocho de gallina for me.
But seriously... guess what?FAKE TRANSISTORS!!!!
Clear Skies.73/72 from Colombia!