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Author Topic: A Steampunk RF Milliammeter  (Read 3661 times)
VU2NAN
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« on: April 03, 2013, 07:58:55 AM »

Here's the link.

http://nandustips.blogspot.in/2013/04/a-steampunk-rf-milliammeter.html

Many thanks.

73,

Nandu.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 10:44:35 PM »

Nice home brew project, especially for QRP enthusiasts. I appreciate how you reused salvaged parts in this test gear. I would imagine a T50-6 would be a good toroid for the sense transformer.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 01:17:19 AM »

Hi OM Claude,

The toroid's (identity unknown) size is OD 20mm / ID 12.5mm / Ht 12.5mm.

Many thanks for the compliment.

73,

Nandu.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 05:19:37 PM »

Nandu:  OK, I give up..... let me step in it.....

An RF millimeter I understand.  But, what the hell is a "steampunk?"
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 12:43:42 AM »

Hi OM Allen,

Broadly, steampunk is a culture based on an imaginary visualization of the future by a person  in the ‘steam age’ (when steam engines ruled).

For us in ham radio, homebrewing equipment for today using vintage technology / vintage parts is steampunk.  Years ago steampunk became the rule when the only source of cheap parts for us was WWII surplus.

I consider this RF Milliammeter steampunk because of its looks and construction. If you could spare the time, you may go through my blog and decide which of my other projects are also steampunk!

Here’s the link.

http://nandustips.blogspot.com/

Many thanks.

73,

Nandu.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 10:02:21 AM »

OM Nandu:  I am 77 years old and have been a ham for 57 years.  That is the FIRST time I've ever heard the term, "Steampunk!"

Now I understand and I thank you for the explanation.  Keep on 'punkin!"   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 08:05:31 PM »

Hi OM Allen,

I am 61 years old and got my ticket 35 years ago. Even I got to hear of steampunk recently although I have been involved with it for ages!

Many thanks.

73,

Nandu.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 08:44:43 AM »

The son of Frankenstein, his laboratory was the essence of Steampunk.  Search Ebay for steampunk and take a gander at the wild stuff that shows up.
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