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Saturday, March 14, 2020

SolderSmoke Podcast #219 SPECIAL CORONA VIRUS CRISIS PODCAST



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14 March 2020

SPECIAL CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY EDITION

We thought it would be nice to put out a special edition of the podcast to help listeners keep up their morale during this difficult time.  So we’ll do our regular kind of show, but we’ll try to emphasize things you can do to stay busy and keep up morale while stuck at home.

BILL’S BENCH (and operating position)

--NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP.  NRR.  Continues through this weekend.  Lots of fun.  Cool rigs worked:  Jon WS1K’s "Scrounger."   Greg AA8V’s 6X2 superhet.  And WN4NRR. 
-- S-38 MANIA.  My S-38E story.   Bought parts.  Bought a junker.  Fixed the first one then used the parts to fix the junker. Now I have 2 S-38Es. 
-- Got capacitor kit from Hayseed Hamfest.  FB.

PETE’S BENCH

Hilbert Transforms
AD9833 glued onto a Nano
Teesny and Radig and ZL2CTM
PWKSCDS 
More Mint

SOME THINGS TO DO DURING COVID 19 CRISIS

Sampson Boat Company Tally-Ho videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA

WebSDR  NA5B  http://na5b.com:8901/


Revive an old boatanchor

Get back into shortwave listening.

Get on the air—make some contacts! 

Take a walk.  Get some exercise.  Listen to SolderSmoke and other podcasts when you walk.

Cook something from the famous Pasta Pete web site. http://www.pastapete.com/

Help someone who needs help.

MAILBAG

QSP – What a cool magazine!  Pete and I both have articles in there.
Hot Iron – great new issue also.  Lots in there.
Tony Fishpool G4WIF  Words of Wisdom on the NanoVNA.

7 comments:

  1. The S-38E is OK, but in appearance it takes a backseat to the S-38C. The "E" is just a box; the "C" has curves! --Jerry AA6KI

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  2. Jerry: The S-38E has a picture window. And markings that include USSR, Java, Cairo, Congo, Iceland, Angola and Brazil. And the CONELRAD frequencies.
    JAVA! 73 Bill

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  3. You've almost persuaded me! :) I remember how much fun it was in the 1950s to try markings like those on my parents' SW radio. 73.

    Jerry

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    1. Other markings: Moscow, Berne, Alaska, Athens, Greenwich, Boston, Rome.
      But Java is clearly the best. 73 Bill

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  4. Bill: Is that your love of coffee speaking?

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  5. I think the Java attraction comes from the book "Krakatoa, East of Java." And from the movie "Year of Living Dangerously."

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  6. Is the QSP magazine available online?

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