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General Category => New To Radio => Topic started by: Tubeguy on April 28, 2013, 02:52:31 AM

Title: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: Tubeguy on April 28, 2013, 02:52:31 AM
I had lunch with a good friend Thursday and he suggested I take a look at the site. I was surprised to see some familiar names from other places. I've been licensed about 38 years and love A1 transmissions. I restore old tube radios and my garage if full of them in various stages of repair. There's nothing like the glow of a tube radio with the lights out. Just built a power supply for my 1926 Crosley. Funny they didn't have AC powered radios back in those days.  :) Anyhow, it's nice to be here and I look forward to chatting.

Andy
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: underhill on April 28, 2013, 03:52:06 AM
Hi from So Calif

Welcome, I know that guy, had coffee with him down here before. 

I haven't had the opportunity to work on a tube rig myself, mine have all been solid state.  I recall that my dad had an old crosley receiver in his garage, didn't have the case, just the guts mounted in a homemade pressboard facing (probably to keep curious fingers -mine- off the purdy glow), but ran fine.

Struggling with the A1emissions mode at the moment, but it' ll come, especially if I'd just relax and go with it I suppose.

anyway, welcome to the forum.  Nice to see ya here  :)

Allan
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: Tubeguy on April 28, 2013, 04:04:41 AM
Hi Allan,

No worries on the cw. Just keep at it and it will come back. I think W is working on his too. I have a lot of 6's in the log so if you want to give it a go with some slow stuff let me know.

Andy
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: Quietguy on April 28, 2013, 04:56:44 AM
Hey Andy, great to see you here.  I'm back to re-learning code; I'm way overdue for getting it done.  This forum has provided some incentive to get started again, so hopefully it will happen soon.

Welcome to the forum...
Wally
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: wildsky on April 28, 2013, 12:33:40 PM
Hi Andy, I'm in Seattle. My first radio, an FT-450D is on order, so I should be on the air soon!

Chris
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: RadioRay on April 28, 2013, 12:48:40 PM
Spark ForEVERRRRRRR!

Good to see you here on this forum.  This is a good group of people (though  have my doubts about the RadioRay fellow . . . )

I'd like to hear more about your tube rigs and what you do with your CW.



>de RadioRay ..._ ._
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: KC9TNH on April 28, 2013, 02:56:08 PM
There's nothing like the glow of a tube radio with the lights out.
Warm glass heats the desk/base location in the winters up here for QRO use. Welcome Andy.
 :)

wildsky: I predict you will enjoy your FT-450D VERY much. Any questions, give me a shout.  :)
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: Joe on April 28, 2013, 05:29:44 PM
Welcome to the forum Andy !!!
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: Tubeguy on April 30, 2013, 03:41:59 AM
Well, thanks for the warm welcome. It is nice to see some old  ;) faces from other places. I will keep an eye out for that RadioRay guy....word has it that he likes to play in water!

I use my CW for commo.....I have a Shure 444 mike that has never been on the air. Code is the only way to go.....in my humble opinion.

Andy
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: EmptySpaces on April 30, 2013, 10:09:05 AM
Welcome from Louisiana!

Glad to see you joining in the fun.

Richard
Title: Re: Howdy from Washington State
Post by: KK0G on April 30, 2013, 10:40:02 AM
Quote from: Tubeguy linhttp://radiopreppers.com/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gifk=topic=434.msg3711#msg3711 date=1367307719
I use my CW for commo.....I have a Shure 444 mike that has never been on the air. Code is the only way to go.....in my humble opinion.

Andy

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