[VHFcontesting] K1WHS antique 144 rf strip
ve3cru at rac.ca
Tue Dec 9 14:26:36 EST 2008
A hydrogen thyratron WHO - WHAT??? Never heard of anything using hydrogen,
but the word thyratron does ring a bell. Thanks for the info on your VHF
Handbook, was 22 when it was published. Had fun building from my father's
(never licensed) 1947 ARRL Handbook, why he had it I never knew. Got a 1927
ARRL Handbook too. The early tube rigs were very simple, some even
breadboard. Seems 5 meters was the big VHF band many years ago.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Herrick" <bdh at teleport.com>
To: "Bill Burgess" <ve3cru at rac.ca>; <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] K1WHS antique 144 rf strip
> Hi Bill
> I have a copy of the ARRL VHF Manual dated 1965, and it has (presumably)
the same transmitter in it. There's a 6 meter version as well. Some of
that then-state-of-the-art technology is pretty interesting, especially the
microwave stuff. When's the last time you built a rig using a hydrogen
> Bruce WW1M
> >Dave, back around 1962 as swl I made a similar rf strip out of the VHF
Handbook I think, but it used a 6360 driving the pants off another 6360.
Key up, it was 10 over 9 at Hans VE3CRU 2 miles south, and 30 over 9 key
down. Put it on the shelf till Hans took it from me when I got married.
Yet to find that VHF book. Good luck with your research.
> >btw, in looking I found a Triplett grid dip osc minus the coils, another
> >73, Bill VE3CRU
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