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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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Two Relics from The Vacuum Tube Days – The Acorn Tube and The Lighthouse Tube

As the years passed and radio communications engineers tried to produce transmitters and receivers that would work effectively at higher frequencies. The interelectrode capacitance was the largest limiting factor for the upper frequency a vacuum tube would work. So through … Continue reading

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Equipment Review – Hallicrafters SX-100 Receiver

The Hallicrafters SX-100 is a General Coverage Communications Double Conversion Superheterodyne Receiver. This ham radio receiver uses 14 tubes and has excellent sensitivity, selectivity, and frequency stability stability. It will receive AM, SSB, and CW. The frequency coverage is 538 … Continue reading

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