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The RF Workbench / Re: New here, and my journey building a SW xmtr
« on: September 23, 2018, 1700 UTC »
"Says who?  ::)"

Says someone who can't find it on FM anymore! The best that's out there is 15 min. of tunes you heard thousands and thousands of times then 15 min. of commercials.
But now we have bittorrent and youtube-dl so we can rebuild our long lost vinyl collections.

The RF Workbench / Re: New here, and my journey building a SW xmtr
« on: September 22, 2018, 2340 UTC »
The whole reason for using shortwave is to use skywave propagation and to broadcast rock music mostly from the late 60's to early 70's.

"The chaos generated by a big storm and reduced staff is perfect for someone w/ bad intentions to sneak into the facilities."

Even Pigmeat is sounding paranoid these days! What gives?!?!?

The RF Workbench / Re: New here, and my journey building a SW xmtr
« on: September 21, 2018, 2227 UTC »
I looked again for that variable attenuator circuit but can't find it. It is just a 200 ohm pot and a 51 ohm resistor. The input is the wiper of the pot. The resistor goes from one end of the pot to ground. The other end of the pot is output. More at Wikipedia:


The RF Workbench / Re: New here, and my journey building a SW xmtr
« on: September 21, 2018, 0425 UTC »
Seriously dude? Half a watt? Nobody is gonna hear you!


That was rude of me. You could use a variable power supply and run it at less than 12 volts. You could make a Variable RF attenuator from a potentiometer and a resistor.
There is a name for the circuit but I can't remember or find it now. I would look at the Chinese Pixie kit on ebay. For about $4 you get a nice PCB and a bunch of parts and there is alot of info on youtube.



Huh? / Re: Observadores del Sol
« on: September 18, 2018, 1824 UTC »
I think somebody put a FM pirate TX up there (9000 ft.) and they were trying to find out who did it.

Huh? / Re: Observadores del Sol
« on: September 17, 2018, 2144 UTC »
Can somebody play Mountain Jam off Eat a Peach? In AM not SSB.

Huh? / Re: Observadores del Sol
« on: September 17, 2018, 1950 UTC »
We lost internet the last 2 nights around 8:45 PM ET. I was listening to WBCQ Saturday night and they lost the feed from the Lumpy Gravy show. But later RFE played side 2 of Humble Pie Smokin.

Equipment / Re: Source "tracability"
« on: September 15, 2018, 1538 UTC »
Anybody heard of or used this place?

Cables & Connectors, Inc
2307 Berlin Turnpike
Newington. Ct. 06111
fax 860-665-9993


Equipment / Re: Source "tracability"
« on: September 15, 2018, 1524 UTC »

SSGI = Shiny Side Goes Inside

MOFA = Make Orwell Fiction Again

Other / Re: Hurricane Watch Net 7268 LSB 2225 SEPT 13 2018
« on: September 14, 2018, 0452 UTC »
Earlier tonight there was about a dozen very strong wefax stations on at the same time around 6.3-6.5 Mhz.


Equipment / Re: Source "tracability"
« on: September 14, 2018, 0408 UTC »
"I encourage you to be paranoid.  Its good mental exercise."

My brain is too old for exercise!


See: 1.3.3 Tracking and locating. I don't buy that story.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Do they...
« on: September 13, 2018, 1542 UTC »
The good thing about the technology today is that the hardware, Arduino, Raspberry pi, Orange pi, ESP8266 is very cheap and the software and documentation is free and easy to find on the web. I remember when it cost hundreds of dollars for a book and a C compiler.
One thing I don't like is that most Arduino tutorials start out by showing how to blink a LED. Why use a microcontroller to do something you can do with a 555 timer I.C..
You already have what you need to do it from the keyboard of your computer using 'serial begin (9600).

'You know who' hates science, the post office, unions and dumb southerners. He took $10M from FEMA and gave it to ICE. He needs the space to build more baby jails.


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