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Saturday, January 13, 2018

SolderSmoke Podcast #202 Cover-Rig, SKN, Pete's Vector Boards, uBITX, K1BQT rig, MAIL

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13 Jan 2018

Opening music from Shel Silverstein and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.  
On the Cover of the Rolling Stone or  On the Cover of SPRAT magazine.
Travelogue and Weather Report
-- Bill's trip to the Dominican Republic.  SWL on the beach.  Return to the ice box.  
-- Dramatic events in California. 

-- Reading Chinese Sci Fi with lots of radio in it.  "The Three Body Problem" by Cixin Liu

Straight Key Night.  IN QRP MODE THANK YOU.  With nephew Jeffrey.  Annual event -- worked Jim W1PID  friend of Mike Rainey.  

Steve Murphy and Jeff Damm on QSO Today.  FB. 

Oh your rig is homebrew?  "It must be propagation." 

ER Reading about G3UUR

Hams avoiding 60 meters due to 100 watt limit.  SAD. 

Bill's Bench:    Continuing series on the Ceramic Discrete DC receiver.   Described  the oscillator and the AF amp.  Next we will do the Mixer.   The most interesting stage. Nephew John Henry and niece Helena visiting today. 

Pete's bench.  uBITX adventures.   
The K1BQT IC transceiver. 
The Vector Board building technique.  See http://n6qw.blogspot.com/

Paul KA5WPL  Looking for project with his son.  Sawdust.  Thanks again  Steve Silverman.

Chris Waldrup OM PBJ thanks for the gift

Pete in contact with Sven Johnson
Chuck KE5HPY sent us picture of fashion model with boatanchors in background  Grayson recalled 73 magazine covers...

Pete WB9FLW        Bilateral  SBE-33 ad  "with inherent stability"  That's the best kind!
Bruce KK0S experimenting with AF amps for the DC receiver

John KE5ETX Attempting CBLA


  1. Loved the latest podcast, keep up the good work.

  2. Someone built their own version of the SBE-34, it was probably in QSR since it's in at least one of the ARRL SSB Manuals.

    I don't know how much it copies, but it has bilateral amplifiers.

    The circuitry was used in later ARRL Handbooks as a sample bilateral stage.

    I haven't gone back to look, but either the circuit is cleaner than recent example, or the drawing of the schematic is cleaner.

    The way the stages are drawn, you actually see how the stage us used in both directions.


  3. If you like Sci-Fi reading, I recommend "Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson.

  4. You mentioned Ham Radio Magazine, which is also my favorite magazine on amateur radio. After having to let go of my also complete collection of the magazine due to bookcase space, I managed to dig up a PDF collection of the magazine and re-hosted it on my PDF hoarding server: http://mirror.thelifeofkenneth.com/lib/ham_radio_magazine/

    The mentioned issue: http://mirror.thelifeofkenneth.com/lib/ham_radio_magazine/Ham%20Radio%20Magazine%201985/11%20November%201985.pdf

  5. Great podcast guys. Regarding the copper board corrosion issue, I have been cleaning and drying my boards then coating them with rosin flux. Once dry they stay sparkly clean and of course accept solder even better.



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