Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winding Toroids

I’ve often wondered how toroidal cores are wound with a machine. Since the the wire needs to be threaded through as many times as there are turns, it doesn’t seem quite possible. Watching this video and seeing the ingenius split ring that is pre-l… Continue reading

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Heliography

James Riddle, KD7AOI has this neat website about heliography. Of special interest is his research on prehistoric heliography. Every year our family goes blueberry picking in the fall. At the end of the day we go to the Warren Dunes in southern Mic… Continue reading

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Tour of the International Space station

When I worked the space station I just assumed U.S Army Colonel Douglas Wheelock was another trained killer with a thousand yard stare. It’s very nice to see what a great guy he is, I still wouldn’t mess with him though. Around 10:38 into the vide… Continue reading

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Count On It

Doug Pongrance, N3ZI offers up some really nice little kits over at N3ZI KITS. The frequency counter pictured is one I assembled from a kit of his for about 25 bucks delivered.It gives a very nice “big rig” feel to my Ten Tec 40 meter qrp kit when… Continue reading

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Straight Key Night Is Coming Soon

The League’s Straight Key Night is creeping up on us. It’s the easiest way to get your call sign in QST (except for maybe becoming a silent key).Work a station or more with a straight key, and email your log of contacts to the ARRL. You get to vot… Continue reading

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Exercise Video

The Radiotelegrapher has your best interests at heart, so if you’ve overindulged, dance along. ……….”transmit the message tune the receiver, hope someone answers someday, I’ve got three passports, a couple of visas, you don’t even know my rea… Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for, not just my good fortune to be born into an age of wireless telegraphy and modern dentistry, but also for the dumb-assed good luck that has followed me through my life. I’m so thankful for my beautiful family, my… Continue reading

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The Internet Never Forgets

I was googleing my name, as I’m often want to do,and I came across this little blast from the past. Back about 20 years ago I submitted a tip, along with a sketch to Wood Magazine and won their monthly “Top Tip”.I received a cash prize (25 bucks, … Continue reading

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Straight Key Night

 

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Still Hot

Jeff, KE9V, over at Smoke Curls has been posting his turkey cooking experiment. In the spirit of friendly competition I bring you my turnovers. Continue reading

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