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The 1620 WJDI Story
« on: February 26, 2017, 2228 UTC »
I've posted this before, but I'll kick things off with this article I wrote a few years ago about Dave Schneider and 1620 WJDI:

http://blog.amdxer.com/wjdi/

I look forward to seeing this board grow.  Please share your history and stories here!
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 0104 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 2141 UTC »
That transformer looks strangely like the one that disappeared from NEARFest in the same time period. Probably one of it's siblings, the story was the N'Fest one simply walked away, this one has wheels and helper animals.

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Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 2207 UTC »
Thanks for the memories, Kilokat7. 

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Re: The 1620 WJDI Story
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 2218 UTC »
Somewhere around here I've got a picture of WJDI antenna in it's last incarnation. It was damned impressive for a bunch of guys screwing around on a shoestring and mostly surplus parts.

I've seen an FET on piece of circuit board that was supposedly part of both the WJDI and Radio Metallica transmitter. I have no reason to doubt the truth of what the fellow who showed it to me said about it's provenance. It was robust piece of circuitry to say the least.