NOTE: Please do NOT send me any eQSLs...!!!
By personal choice I do NOT subscribe to ANY sort of eQSL service---neither do i subscribe to LotW. I'm an old-fashioned dinosaur in that I STILL prefer the look & the feel of "real hardcopy" QSL cards, both in my hands, as well as on my shack wall. Sorry, but that's the way it's been here for 43 years now, and that's the way it will continue to be for the NEXT 43 years...! Hi Hi
I was first licensed in 1971, at the tender young age of 19...
My station at that time was 100% homebrewed, with the singular exception of a 3rd hand Hallicrafters S-77A receiver. The tradition of homebrewing still continues here, as I've now built---from scratch---three complete Ham stations.
Presently, my primary interest revolves around 160-meter CW DX'ing, although I enjoy vintage Ham radio, "rolling my own", AM fone, antennas, etc. etc. etc.!
I've also had articles published in QST, two pieces in CQ, as well as innumerable write-ups in The Oldtimer's Bulletin, The AWA Journal, Electric Radio, and The Canadian Amateur.
Pictured above is my QSL card that serves for BOTH of my call-signs: on the left is a 1929-style regenerative RF pre-selector / 100-KHz crystal calibrator, consisting of a 224A tube, & a 227 tube, respectively. To the right is my 12 tubed 1929-style 12-tube superheterodyne receiver, using nothing but vintage balloon / globe enveloped 224A's, 227's, 245's, and a 280 in the tube line-up. Both rigs were built in the 2000's, and both work extremely well, even in to-day's band conditions, on 160-, 80-, 40-, 30-, and 20-meters.
The receiver took a total of three months to build, from its initial conception and design, to my finally being able to tune-in European DX stations on 80-meters.
For more information on this receiver, simply click onto this website: www.superhets.info/page9.html Complete construction details on it---including a schematic diagram---were published in the January 2005 issue of "THE OLD TIMER'S BULLETIN," the official quarterly organ of "The Antique Wireless Association," in Bloomfield, New York, USA. And if you want to see even more photographs of these "retro-rigs," please simply look-up my other call sign, i.e. VE3CUI on this web site...
Thanks, & my vy
~Vy 73!~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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