Crosley Radio Corporation’s 1936 “WLW Model Super-Power Radio Receiver”Front of Crosley Radio Corporation’s WLW Model Super-Power radio receiver. Features included multiple tuning, volume, fidelity, and tone controls, as well as a public address system.In 1935, the Zenith Radio Corporation produced a stunning radio receiver called the Stratosphere model 1000Z. The set used 25 tubes and three loudspeakers — more than any other radio to date. An amazing (for the time) 50 watts drove its three speakers — one 6 inch dynamic high-frequency and two 12 inch dynamic low-frequency speakers.
Check this article out. Found by Ralph Keyslay, N1UH. Ralph suggests that we might want to include this article in a future newsletter. Looks like a great QRP rig!
I came across a DSO138 DIY Digital Oscilloscope Kit (SMD Soldered Version) on the Internet recently that looked like a fun project for the kids and I to work on together. The price didn’t seem bad at $24 w/free shipping. I ordered the optional clear acrylic case to go with it for another $7.50 more.
Basic specs (from the supplier site):
Maximum real-time sampling rate: 1Msps
Sampling buffer depth: 1024 bytes
Analog bandwidth: 0 – 200KHz
Vertical Sensitivity: 10mV / Div – 5V / Div (1-2-5 progressive manner)
Adjustable vertical displacement, and with instructions
Are you a new Ham who has received your first license in the past 3 years? Are you interested in finding out what contesting is all about? The ARRL has a contest just for you! The ARRL Rookie Roundup SSBis coming up on Sunday April 17 from 18:00 UTC until 23:59 UTC (2pm – 8pm) and it is just for “Rookies”. We will be fielding a Multi-Op entry from the AB1OC/AB1QB QTH using our club callsign, N1FD.
Non-rookies can help by getting on the air and working rookies in the contest! See the ARRL Rookie Roundup Site for the rules and exchange.
We will hold elmering sessions for the contest to help you learn how to operate our station and use a contest logger the weekend of April 9th and 10th . Join us at one of three sessions :
Saturday April 9 at 10:00am
Saturday April 9th at 2:00pm
Sunday April 10th at 1:00pm
The rules for the Rookie Roundup are on the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup. If you are a rookie and you are interested in operating in the contest, or just visiting our station and watching the operation, contact Anita, AB1QB at email@example.com.