Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cellphone Talk

Interesting article from this mornings NY Times regarding cellphone safety.

Personally I would rather play it safe and not have it turned on 24-7 in my pocket. A number of people have canceled the home phone and just use the cell only. Just don't sleep with the cell next to you on the nightstand.

As amateur radio operators we all know how far that small signal can travel.">

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Power Supply Kit

Finished up the Elenco Power Supply Kit Model XP-720K this afternoon. Testing was very easy, just a matter of checking output voltages with a multimeter.

Everything checked out right on the money with the voltage checks. Overall I am a very satisfied customer of Elenco kits. The assembly Manual was very clear and easy to follow. Besides the general instructions on part placement, etc. booklet also includes a circuit description and if your really get into it a quiz.

This kit will fit right in on my workbench. On the subject of power supplies I have an Astron that needs two new binding posts on the rear, both are pretty stripped and just barely hold wires securely for my HF radios. Time to add the posts to my next component order.

The Elenco Model XP-720K

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Famous Hams

Here is a cool list to check out and see who shares one of our favorite hobby's.

The Original Famous Hams and ex-Hams List by N2GJ and W2SG. This is a decent size list put together which makes for a nice read.

Next time your on the air remember the good radio company we have shared past and present.

Enjoy your Saturday evening!