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Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2011, 15:18
by kg

Re: Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2011, 15:28
by kg

Wow! I found a video showing my old receiver, a National NC-88! I had that receiver for years upon years, and through several different transmitters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoUBfTNmBdA

Re: Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2011, 19:03
by Yogi
What a nostalgic trip that was. WOW. I never owned a National receiver, but the sounds and the controls are very familiar to me. I can't believe how clean those two units are either. Thanks for posting this Glenn.

Re: Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 10:28
by Kellemora
Hi KG and Yogi:

Here is a glance at my old station!

Most of the equipment was sold before I moved south, ten years ago now!
I still have all of the newer items.

http://home.comcast.net/~classichauslim ... radio.html

I don't know yet if I have to make the links clickable or if they work automagically here.

TTUL
Gary

Re: Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2012, 12:17
by kg

You figured out how to make a clickable link, I see. If you ever want to put clickable text into your link, the format is:

Code: Select all
[url=<url here>]<text here>[/url]


Love the ole shack...reminds me of my own, all neat and organized! ;)

I ended up using a folded dipole, myself. While not the most effective radiator, the under 2:1 bandwidth is marvelous! It covers 1.5-30Mhz inclusive (meaning outside the ham bands, as well as in), and there's almost nowhere in that range where the SWR goes very far above 2:1. In fact, it doesn't do too bad on 6.

Loved the 'Sixer', BTW. I had a "Twoer" years ago that I built myself (naturally! The didn't call them "Heathkit" for nothing! :P ). It was one of the things I lost during "the big move" in my Air Force days. I "lost" the National receiver then, too, as well as a rather extensive record collection.

Them was the Daze!

Re: Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2012, 09:46
by pilvikki

i LOVE the squealy sound preceding the voice 'oowweee this is radio moscow...'

Re: Yogi (And Other Ham Operators) - Remember The Days?

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:24
by Kellemora
The Sixer was my first transceiver project. Later I built a Tener and then a Twoer. Never could get the Twoer to work quite right, construction was considerably different than the 6 or 10 meter rigs. But that ole Sixer just kept humming along for over 30 years. Added several adjustments and options to it while things were fresh in my mind. But then you see, I jumped from Heathkit, and other kits, to manufactured in the 90's and beyond.
I imagine, from being stored now for 10 years, most of my equipment has probably dried out. Should have sold it too I guess. But I did plan on setting up right after I moved down here. But after listening to them on my mobiles and scanner, I even took the mobiles out of my cars.
I know, Bad Me!

TTUL
Gary