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 on: Yesterday at 08:48:29 AM 
Started by Tom WA3KLR - Last post by Tom WA3KLR
The May 2022 issue of Microwave Journal has an article titled 'The Perfect HF Receiver. What Would It Look Like Today?' by Ulrich Rohde (N1UL/DJ2LR) and Thoms Boegl. Pages 68 - 82; 8 pages.

http://digital.microwavejournal.com/?issueID=55&pageID=70

Enjoy.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:07:38 AM 
Started by K4NYW - Last post by k3msb
Did anyone here besides myself find the photos of Fair Radio depressing? So much stuff that no one will want just piled up and waiting on electronics death row for the inevitable.

Back in 2018 I drove to Indy for a funeral and stopped by Fair Radio on the way home.   They had, and still have, a PP-4763 28V power supply sitting on the floor.   The unit weighs over 100 pounds so shipping is not practical.   I went to the counter and said "You've had that sitting there for years.   What's your best price?"    The guy looked it up and quoted me the same price, then walked away to do some paperwork.    

Let's see, you've had this beast sitting on the floor for years, and I have my car and cash in wallet, and you don't even want to dicker on the price, just walk away?  That told me a bit about how interested they are in selling stuff.  

The next year I drove to western Ohio to meet someone enroute to the Hamvention as he had some Navy receivers for me.   After doing some trunk to trunk transfers in a shopping mall parking lot, we spent some time chatting.   He had a big Suburban filled with old Mil gear and said quite a few pieces where headed to Fair Radio as the owner was buying them, and the owner had some things for him.

I wonder if a lot of Fair Radio's business is non-walk in.  Considering the location, and what it's selling,  I wouldn't find that too hard to believe.

Still, turning your back on a customer with cash in his wallet that wants to give you some is bad business and, regardless of what you're selling, is what the customer remembers.

  

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 on: May 22, 2022, 10:48:25 PM 
Started by K4NYW - Last post by WD5JKO
Thanx for the photos. Did anyone here besides myself find the photos of Fair Radio depressing? So much stuff that no one will want just piled up and waiting on electronics death row for the inevitable.

Jim, I had the same thoughts as you when I looked at the pictures. A lot of that stuff seems so tired from years collecting dust.

My first trip to Fair was in 1972 when I was 16 years old. They were on Eureka street back then. I likely saw things different then, and it was so exciting!

Now that I am an OM, I see things a lot differently today.

Jim
Wd5JKO

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 on: May 22, 2022, 08:20:36 PM 
Started by K4NYW - Last post by Jim/WA2MER
Thanx for the photos. Did anyone here besides myself find the photos of Fair Radio depressing? So much stuff that no one will want just piled up and waiting on electronics death row for the inevitable.

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 on: May 22, 2022, 05:47:48 PM 
Started by K4NYW - Last post by Sam KS2AM
Couldn't make it this year so thanks for the great pics.

I like the Astro-Blaster tent anchor.

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 on: May 22, 2022, 05:27:00 PM 
Started by K4NYW - Last post by K4NYW

Fair Radio
https://photos.app.goo.gl/evEz4y7bGwsjCw7Z8
Hamfest
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JcQw86War4py9XkH6

Cheers,
Nick K4NYW

 7 
 on: May 22, 2022, 10:26:15 AM 
Started by KA3VID - Last post by KA3VID
this was a freebie and I do have 2 other tunas so it's not critical that I get it up and working. I was just looking for the way to connect the windowline if I needed to do so. Thanks for your help , Tom 73 !

 8 
 on: May 22, 2022, 09:58:19 AM 
Started by KC4VWU - Last post by AG4ME
Funny, I was going to start working on my TS-450 here soon.
(since I quit my job, retired, and have the time now)

and the first post in this thread is from years ago.

But my 450 years ago was doing the "UL"   unlock in Morse Code.
The carrier board with DDS IC's is the known problem.
it's been years since I looked into this.   something about
some YM6331  DDS IC's going bad.     HuhHuh??

My 450 would work sometimes, but would do wierd frequency shifts.
It would jump around a bit like someone turning the tuning dial on a
digital decoder type tuning dial.






 9 
 on: May 22, 2022, 08:40:47 AM 
Started by DMOD - Last post by w9jsw
Last night was listening on 20M above 14.325, but no AM signals. Would have been a good night. 80M and 40M was totally dead due to static crashes and high noise. 20M was fairly calm.


 10 
 on: May 22, 2022, 01:48:03 AM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by ka1tdq
I built a drain overcurrent and RF overdrive protection circuit board and made more progress. Here's the video link showing the latest:

https://youtu.be/ppTtr15PYMk

Jon

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