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Author Topic: Novice stations 1960 - 1975 Two part video from WU2D  (Read 1020 times)
W4KYR
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« on: December 26, 2018, 01:58:30 PM »

Found a fascinating two part video from WU2D about Novice Stations from 1960 - 1975. He discusses what was it like to be a Novice during this time, he shows pictures of classic Novice rigs such as Heathkit, Globe, Ameco, Knight-Kit as well as many others. He discusses circuits and other equipment as well as antennas such as the trap antenna and the 'Novice Folded Dipole'. He also mentions classic articles, power supplies, tubes and even a demonstration of the "Novice 90 Tuner". So if you ever been a Novice, or just wondered what it was like to be a Novice Class during this fascinating time period, then I think you'll like these two videos.


Part One (The Novice Station 1960-75 Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akIXtbO1Ec8


Part Two (Novice Stations of the 1960's - 1975 Part 2)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJntKIOgcx8
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 03:52:52 PM »

Thank you so much. As HAM videos go those are great. I just relived my novice days! Homebrew power supplies, war surplus ARC-5 and BC-348, wire antennas, working dx with Heath, Globe, crystals, CW, yup, that's what it was about.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 07:23:43 PM »

Those were the days of true adventure...rf burns, wonderment when you actually made a contact...LOL
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2018, 11:11:05 AM »

Good Job W4YKR. Great information.
Everyone have a Blessed day and be safe. 73s

https://youtu.be/y3KEhWTnWvE
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 03:24:16 PM »

And the crazy thing was, with all of that tube equipment, our bedrooms would get so hot we'd have to open the windows in the middle of January when it was zero degrees outside!  Then mom would come in and yell, "Close those windows before you catch a death from pneumonia!"
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N9CM
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 04:58:11 PM »

The joy of pounding brass into the wee hours...hoping for some "distant" station even if the east coast or somewhere...never knew who would hear/answer...and the QSL holders hanging on the wall would begin to populate...those were good times.....actually QSO'd on hand keys...
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