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Monday, March 31, 2014

SolderSmoke Podcast #159: Hamfests, Herring Aids, and Tuna Tins

SolderSmoke Podcast #159 is available.


April 1, 2014
Vienna Wireless Hamfest
W1REX speaks
Tuna Tin 2 Mojo Transfer Ceremony
After 38 years -- finishing my Herring Aid 5 receiver
Feedback, Phasing Dots, Rotational Sense, and Oscillation (or not)
Motorboating (when you don't want to)
Building my Tuna Tin 2 with parts from W1REX
On the air with Tuna Tin and Herring Aid
More Minimalist Meanderings:
An (Almost) All Altoid Crystal Radio!
Tek 465 dies (again) :-(

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  1. Did I hear right? There's a chance your original Herring Aid attempt may still exist?

    You've got to go dig that up and get it working! Or at least diagnose the problem.

  2. With two cats whiskers and a winter green lifesaver you can achieve amplification!

  3. http://members.shaw.ca/swstuff/esrmeter.html - Just a little something for your Tek 465.

  4. I understand that if you heat the altoid in a microwave oven for about 20 seconds, it will enhance it's crystaline structure and improve detection.

  5. I can't believe I forgot to mention that! Yes, indeed, 20-22 seconds in the microwave helps a lot, but only if salt is sprinkled on the Altoid. The salt introduces impurities into the crystal structure, turning the curiously refreshing mint into a semiconductor. Thanks for reminding me OM!


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