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TRANSMITTERS OF DAYS GONE BY

  I miss the vacuum tube. Oh I am not saying the vacuum tube equipment better then modern solid state equipment. If I believed that then I would have to clean out my shack and replace most of my equipment. … Continue reading

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Who Is Oleg Losev?

Oleg Vladimirovich Losev (Russian: Олег Владимирович Лосев) was none other than the first person to record his findings in regards to Light Emitting Diodes (LED). Though he only lived to be 39 years old, May 10, 1903 – January 22, … Continue reading

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Vacuum Tubes Are Alive And Well on Planet Earth

There is a lot of talk about the old days and vacuum tubes. It would seem that some hams think there is no place for the vacuum tube. It was recently that I was talking to my grandson, a radio … Continue reading

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Need A jump Start?

In the days of vacuum tube amateur radio mobile installations we had to keep the vehicle running if the radio was turned on or we would have a dead battery very quickly. After many arguments with customers trying to explain … Continue reading

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