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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Joy of Fixing Broken Things (a really amazing video)

This amazing 10 minute video captures very well the joy of fixing broken things. It comes to us through a recommendation from Paul VK3HN in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks Paul.

I hope we will see more from Van Neistat.  He already has a bunch of videos on his YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5mPJA4y5G8Z6aNkY6AxgAw

I often tell the story of the OT (probably now an SK) who at hamfests would ask if a piece of old gear was working. If the vendor answered honestly and said no, OT would reply, "Good, I pay extra for that."  He too liked to fix things.


  1. I have many childhood memories of taking perfectly functional items apart and reassembling. My sister's record player comes to mind. It is my fervent hope that I will have fewer "left over" parts as I continue this practice in the years to come.

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  3. That was a very nicely made and refreshing video. I watched a few of his other videos. Highly recommended.

  4. I did it for years. Electronics. When all the guys were coming back from Vietnam , stereos, tape players, eventually CB radios. Then went to mobile phones, fire police sheriff radios. and eventually TV stations. Favorite times two way radios and mountain top equipment. I still do that for emergency ham radio operators.

  5. Very intriguing content on Van Neistat's YouTube channel. Thanks for the heads up!


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