Friday, October 22, 2010

KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog

This has been another busy week at the radio station
news room.  With the approach of the holiday season,
all of us in the "media circus" are busy with the Thanks-
giving and Christmas programs, not to mention the
remotes, haunted houses, and whatever else is
attached to the Halloween festiviites.  No rest for
the "wicked" until after the New Year.  Between all
of this, I will squeeze in some quality time on the amateur
bands.  Most of the simple repairs to my rapidly aging
radio collection are done.  A few touchups to the ole
"antenna farm" will bring the station into operating con-
dition.  I'm still having fun with the Kenwood 520 I
acquired a few months ago--nice rig and very for-
giving of us who have forgotten the ritual of tune and
dip.  If you have a chance to get an older rig from the
major manuafacturers, please do so.  What they lack
in convenience is compensated by the sheer pleasure
of rag-chewing on the hollow-state tecnology of a by-
gone era.  I have nothing against the modern crop of
rigs, but I feel more at ease with the rigs of yesteryear.
I'm saving up for an Elecraft K3, so, perhaps, I'm not
a complete nostalgia nut.  Have some fun this weekend.
You and I deserve it.  Aloha es 73. KH6JRM.