Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Peek Behind the Curtains ~ What is in the Queue for 2018?


Could there be "toob projects" on the horizon? Who in the world builds vacuum "toob" SSB transceivers in this modern age of digital / solid state electronics? Let me know if you do.
 
[In another life --N6QW was W6JFR! This CW Transmitter used plug in broadband band pass coupling between the 6AG7 and the 6L6 and therefore you only needed to dip and tune the final amplifier. Believe it or not some of our newly minted Amateur Extra Class US hams have no idea about or how to dip and tune the final.]
 
Our friend the "Fan Dancer" has dropped one of her fans and we get a sneak peak of the underlying "hardware". http://www.hfsignals.com




A very Best of the Holiday Season to all.

73's
Pete N6QW



3 comments:

  1. Spooky. I was just thinking that it'd be fun to build another toob rig.

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  2. Hi Steve,
    I HAVE A TOPOLOGY FOR A TUBE SSB XCVR MAPPED OUT.COULD BE KINDA COOL. 3 - 12BA6, 2 - 12BE6, 12AX7, 12BY7, SS AUDIO AMP, SS Final, DIODE BM.9 MHZ IF

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    1. FB! Tubes are fun! I really enjoyed building my tube RX with the Si5351/Arduino and keep thinking about building another hollow-state rig. Maybe in 2018, we'll see.

      I dunno, watching the waffle video has me worried that Pasta Pete may be lured away from SolderSmoke by a lucrative contract with the Cooking Channel...

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