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#41 hamradio

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:17 PM

Better be using some giant lantern batteries then.

 

They used the old "B" battereis to power portable radios back then.  Some took 3 separate types - filament, grid / bias and plate.

 

The ones in the rear are 90 volt!

 

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One can use a LOT of modern batteries but it will cost a lot, better to build a specialized power supply.

 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:31 PM

The oscillator uses battery tubes, that's how it's powered.  The phonograph is wind up.

 

Better be using some giant lantern batteries then.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:20 PM

That's cool, but a wind-up phonograph with a transmitter?  I think that's what I'm seeing there.  Two 90 degree bends and what looks to be a handle?

 

Even today I prefer most things wired, just for reliability.  Wired mouse, wired speakers, wired printer, wired land line.  The only things in my house that are wireless are my cellular flip-phone and the wireless hotspot for Internet.

 

The oscillator uses battery tubes, that's how it's powered.  The phonograph is wind up.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

Some idiot paid $130.00 for this on Ebay recently and was in slightly worst condition. :wacko:   

I can build this for under $40.00 and be fully enclosed!  Temporary built it on a prototyping / breadboarding chassis, puts out a hefty signal with a coil I've found.

 

 

In this video, he doesn't know Allied / Knight introduced this 2 tube Model 760 around 1947,  the 3 tube version in 1955 (Knight Broadcaster).

 

 

 

Phono oscillators were introduced during the 1930's.

 

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This photo is from 1941.  WIRELESS phonograph.

 

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That's cool, but a wind-up phonograph with a transmitter?  I think that's what I'm seeing there.  Two 90 degree bends and what looks to be a handle?

 

Even today I prefer most things wired, just for reliability.  Wired mouse, wired speakers, wired printer, wired land line.  The only things in my house that are wireless are my cellular flip-phone and the wireless hotspot for Internet.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:08 PM

Not to make this thread into a downer, but since we've been talking about health issues, I just saw this:

 

 

Colon cancer rates rise among Gen X, millennials: study

 

Miami (AFP) - Rates of colon and **** cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged adults in the United States but doctors have yet to pinpoint why, researchers said Tuesday.

The report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Generation X and millennials face anywhere from twice to four times the risk of colon and **** cancer as their baby boomer counterparts.

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-163259532.html

 

 

I'm sure it has nothing to do with diet and exercise.  <_< 

 

"It all just depends."  That is what I have heard from everyone I talked to with regards to various different types of cancer.  Outside of catastrophic failures in factors within one's control (diet, lifestyle, and environment), genetic predisposition is the more profound factor.  On the other hand it would be quite difficult to "create" cancer from most of these variables, aside from mutations caused by prolonged inflammation, radiation, or carcinogens (though chronic inflammation could be also be due to a genetic disorder in itself).



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

Not to make this thread into a downer, but since we've been talking about health issues, I just saw this:

 

 

Colon cancer rates rise among Gen X, millennials: study

 

Miami (AFP) - Rates of colon and **** cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged adults in the United States but doctors have yet to pinpoint why, researchers said Tuesday.

The report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Generation X and millennials face anywhere from twice to four times the risk of colon and **** cancer as their baby boomer counterparts.

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-163259532.html

 

 

I'm sure it has nothing to do with diet and exercise.  <_< 



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:35 AM

Bottled Garden Hose.

 

Aquatera_Bottle_Facts_Mar2012_Page_06.jp

 

 

 

How much is consumed and...

 

plastic-bottles-ocean-pollution-8-728.jp

 

 

 

...Guess where a lot of it winds up?

 

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Of course many of those bottles from bottled water.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:59 PM

That sure is a lot of companies trying to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.

 

Bottled Garden Hose.

 

Aquatera_Bottle_Facts_Mar2012_Page_06.jp

 

 

 

How much is consumed and...

 

plastic-bottles-ocean-pollution-8-728.jp

 

 

 

...Guess where a lot of it winds up?

 

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:32 PM

Some idiot paid $130.00 for this on Ebay recently and was in slightly worst condition. :wacko:   

I can build this for under $40.00 and be fully enclosed!  Temporary built it on a prototyping / breadboarding chassis, puts out a hefty signal with a coil I've found.

 

 

In this video, he doesn't know Allied / Knight introduced this 2 tube Model 760 around 1947,  the 3 tube version in 1955 (Knight Broadcaster).

 

 

 

Phono oscillators were introduced during the 1930's.

 

37PhonoOsc.jpg

 

 

 

This photo is from 1941.  WIRELESS phonograph.

 

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:29 PM

That sure is a lot of companies trying to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:20 PM

Fluoride content in bottled water.

 

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Do people actually think bottled water is PURE? :huh:

 

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

Fluoride content in bottled water.

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

Just learned the former actress Pamelyn Ferdin was one of the voice actresses for the Peanuts character Lucy.

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

Glyphosate Contaminants In Processed Brand Name Foods

Glyphosate: unsafe on any plate

 

Summary article:

http://www.naturalbl...name-foods.html

 

Source document (PDF):

https://s3.amazonaws...eport_p2016.pdf

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

I guess NOW we know where all the UFO's are coming from.  ;)

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:34 PM

7 new Earth-like exoplanets discovered, NASA announces.

 

http://www.foxnews.c...-announces.html

 

40 light years away!  So better start sending a probe now before I grow old, shoot I'll be over 860,000 years old. :angry:

 

 

Excerpt..

Mankind's speediest spacecraft so far is travelling 33,000 MPH. At that rate it takes it roughly six hours to go as far as light light goes in one second.  That's a ratio of one to 21,600.  So that means current technology could get us to our nearest neighbor two LY away in 43,000 years.  

 

https://www.quora.co...e-expect-to-get

 

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Google observance.

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

Don't know if this proves super models have no brains. :wacko:

 

Nah.  She would be dead if she had no brains.  This just shows that she and her "male assistant" are coordinated enough that they could have been trapeze performers in some circus.  I do think this is pushing it a bit, but it is a great online resume.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

Don't know if this proves super models have no brains. :wacko:

 

http://gulfnews.com/...raper-1.1979784

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

Does it include a can of Kyrlon? :blink:

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

 

With all the recent flippant loose talk about Hitler, here is something that actually "is" about Hitler.

 

Hitler's phone sells for $240,000 at auction

 

A US-based auction house says the red phone, complete with Nazi party symbol, was bought by an unnamed bidder. The phone was described as "arguably the most destructive 'weapon' of all time."

 

http://www.dw.com/en...tion/a-37627366

 

 

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Does it include a can of Kyrlon? :blink:

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