Radio “Living History”

I found one of these locally – with a speaker and fully restored by Howard Mills – THE Collins Expert. This is a receiver I have had at the back of my mind for years. I also have the fondest or early memories of when I first started sending with my Vibroplex Bug in 1973 or so. Frattini J-36 Bug I also ordered an…

The Ghosts of Our Past

We visited the Deschutes Historical Museum in Bend, Oregon today after a wonderful week here Very funny sign! The museum is an an old Elementary school called The Reid School, so the building is as historic as its contents. When I was a kid – I found an old Edison bulb out in a field in a dump that was next to a burned…

Is There a QRP CW Dream Station?

Ten Tec Argonaut V After making 160M DXCC and 9BDXCC, which was 5 years after making DXCC Honor Roll, I have been struggling to figure out what would keep me interested in Ham Radio. The answer could be the one thing I tried to get into when I was inactive from 1977 until 2001, and that is QRP. In the 1980’s I tried getting…