Spam ? - Thursday's AMRAD Meeting
fgentges at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 12 10:58:40 CDT 2006
Don't forget the AMRAD meeting this coming Thursday. Dick Parks will
talk on the technology of Non-Cooperative Target Recognition of Air
Targets (NCTR). You can read his entertaining biographic information at:
As an added incentive to attend, I will bring along a homebrew receiver
built around 1938 from the article in the October 1938 QST entitled "A
Low-Cost Single-Signal Receiver" by George Grammer, W1DF. It was built
by Dr. Al Russel, W9VOD while living on the plains in Wall, South
Dakota. He made use of local materials where possible and only ordered
those special parts where they were essential and unavailable locally.
It is an interesting look back on living at that time with ham radio.
While not on this receiver, he trained his children to help wind
transformers and keep count of the number of turns. Excellent training
for life in the working world.
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