This is the story of an old and unique Edwardian radio, the Horophone…type ‘A’ in this case…and how it came to be discovered and shared with the rest of the radio fraternity. A bit of history first… In the earliest years of the 20th century, a certain Mr. Norman Hall, set up the North Eastern Instrument […]
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If you are the proud owner of a Kenwood TS790E, you may be rather miffed that it won’t work with modern repeaters requiring CTCSS tones; the TS790E was made in the days of 1750Hz toneburst for repeater access in the UK. Both Kenwood and their dealers will probably tell you there’s nothing that can be […]
There was a time when radio hams and electronic hobbyists seemed to have more time to build things. Maplin used to publish an excellent magazine in those days…for just 85p…that featured projects you could build, along with hints and tips for experimenters. In September 1988, Maplin introduced a really excellent Direct Conversion Receiver which many people […]
The Daiwa PS-304 has been with us now for at least 25 years…and most are still as reliable as ever. A great design stands the test of time and guess what…Martin Lynch and Sons are now selling the MyDel PS-304 Mark II. Specifications: Input Voltage: 230V 50Hz +/-2Hz Output Voltage: DC 1.5V – 15V continuous […]
As a rather old fashioned radio ham in many ways, I’ve always had a hankering to build a linear amplifier for the HF bands. I’ve got lots of ‘junk boxes’ with stuff in them for different ideas such as: 813’s, QY3-125’s, 811A’s, 4CX250B’s etc… plus various transformers and other essential ‘stuff’. There are lots of […]