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Old 11-21-2017, 01:10 PM
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What I've been up to......

It's been a while since I've posted, and I apologize for that. Life's been really busy and a lot of changes have come about...among them a guest bedroom remodel, working on the house, and setting up my ham station.

In the interim, I have restored about 90% of the gear in these pictures. It's become by and large too easy so I plopped a CTC-15 chassis on the bench the other day and finished her up after starting the process just before ETF.

So, suffice it to say, I'm back!
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:21 PM
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Impressive! I never knew you'd left.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:25 PM
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Nice shack! Reminds me that I oughta get back to building mine soon.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:29 PM
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Very cool, Tim!
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:16 PM
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:26 PM
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Nice shack! Reminds me that I oughta get back to building mine soon.
I rebuilt a single bander including testing tubes in a half hour. Not much of a challenge in the resto, but still very fun to use!!

Ham gear is way different than TVs in one regard.....by and large the old stuff isn't as used and abused as we're used to finding, therefore the process of getting it back on the air is pretty easy.

For the most part. I have a Heathkit HW-101 here that someone OVER restored.....all brand new disc caps, every resistor is new, etc. Won't tune up. Found and replaced one dead oscillator coil, but it's not there yet....me thinks that the previous owner screwed the pooch on something during the process and gave up.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:39 AM
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Nice shack Timmy

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:06 AM
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I rebuilt a single bander including testing tubes in a half hour. Not much of a challenge in the resto, but still very fun to use!!

Ham gear is way different than TVs in one regard.....by and large the old stuff isn't as used and abused as we're used to finding, therefore the process of getting it back on the air is pretty easy.

For the most part. I have a Heathkit HW-101 here that someone OVER restored.....all brand new disc caps, every resistor is new, etc. Won't tune up. Found and replaced one dead oscillator coil, but it's not there yet....me thinks that the previous owner screwed the pooch on something during the process and gave up.
Of course TVs are less prone undocumented to user modification. I've got a minty looking HW-100 and it's power supply waiting my attention. The supply I got first, and it looks like it is not the stock circuit anymore. I'm going to have to trace it out as I rebuild it.
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Pretty easy to rebuild. Only thing that you need to watch for is the voltage if it doesn't have a switch for low and high. You can wire it internally one of two ways....low power and high power. The multi-banders take the higher voltage, and the single banders take the lower voltage.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:23 PM
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That brings back memories. A friend of mine had a neighbor with a room like yours. We went to see it as a Cub Scout field trip when I was seven. He also demonstrated being on air.
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That is quite an arrangement Tim, what are your antennas like?

My brother has a all the dual band goodies in his car, since the community he is in has some rules about long wires, external arrays and such.
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On the left are two Hamstick dipoles in an "X"....one for 20 meters and one for 40. On the right is a Tram 1480 for 2 meters, and my unidirectional HDTV antenna just below that. For mast, I used top fence rail for chain link fence....cheap, and it interlocks. All I had to do was use a bolt between each section

I have them sunk about a foot and a half down into concrete, and 6" standoffs bolting them to the house.

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Old 12-08-2017, 05:42 PM
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Pretty shweeet!
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and my unidirectional HDTV antenna just below that.
Surely you meant just the opposite, didn't you? OMNIdirectional?

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Old 12-09-2017, 11:54 AM
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The one for 2 meters (On the right) looks like my Imax 2000 for 11 Meters (But I dont have the ground planes on it)
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