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by Ed Joseph
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

The power supply was the first thing I did, the caps were physically leaking. I changed the bleeder resistors as well. I generally change the PS caps by default in anything more than a few years old. I also found a shorted ceramic B+ bypass cap in the plate circuit and replaced all other paper and e...
by Ed Joseph
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: City Shopping
Replies: 61
Views: 4012

Re: City Shopping

I've really been struggling with having to relocate somewhere just to live. Ten years ago, my wife and I both were hit with severe medical crap which put us on SS disability. Personally, my income dropped from >$125k a year to we both make $2100 a month *combined*. Up until last fall, we received SN...
by Ed Joseph
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: An Ill Wind
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: An Ill Wind

That's right up there with "someone must have broken in and put that there!"
by Ed Joseph
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

Greifkit, indeed... I've built a handful of them in my life... I was pretty poor myself growing up, seems that when I *could* afford that stuff, other things always too precedent. Now, I find myself poor again, and basically doing radio from the curbside. Frankly, if I cannot get this thing to run r...
by Ed Joseph
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: I'm still kicking...
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: I'm still kicking...

Thank you folks! As for the statins, been off them since 2013 and cholesterol. trigs are normal now. I agree the fats, and cholesterol, were demonized in order to push more carbs on us, likely intentional. I *never* trust corporations of ANY type anymore. In 2012, I was on 18 different meds a day, I...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The "other" Crowbar
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: The "other" Crowbar

"American sludge metal band"

Perfect description IMO!
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

Turkeytop wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:21 am
Found it. How did that get there? It wasn't there before.
Yeah, someone broke in and put those keys on my keyboard! I'll bet it's the Feds... Or Brother Stare!

Actually, though, I knew this worked in editors and such, but I don't think I ever tried it on a web browser. :oops: :_
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Brother Stair still on the radio
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Brother Stair still on the radio

I call him Brother Stare, LOL... he is ALL over shortwave, well beyond those 2 stations mentioned. He just purchased the entire overnight block on Channel 292 SW out of the Netherlands. If someone hooked a linear to a baby monitor on 49MHz, he'd probably buy time on it!
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

I was given an old DX-35 CW/AM transmitter by a friend. This thing has been sinking my time for the last 2 months. It had several mods done to it, including a large meter (since replaced with a square of sheet metal) and also had the wrong rectifier tube. A couple things about this beast: - The powe...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Realistic DX 160
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Realistic DX 160

I had one, and I loved it. The speaker was awful though, and I changed a few parts in the audio section so that it restored audio response from about 100Hz to around 10kHz. I loved the LW band on this back in the day, when you could actually hear Euros coming in, especially in the winter. I have it'...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WBCQ - Toledo?
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: WBCQ - Toledo?

WBCQ SW still uses the calls, but since shortwave is a different service than domestic broadcasting, the calls can also be allocated elsewhere in other services. Same, evidently, for AM, FM and TV calls, which in some cases, Wxxx-AM and Wxxx-FM calls are spread apart by several hundreds or thousands...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy
Replies: 36
Views: 4077

Re: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy

Many Classic Classic Rock tracks (circa 1970s) are a legend in listeners' minds. They ask me how high they charted and I say it didn't, or #96 Hot 100, or it was just an album track, or B side. They say "that was a hit, man". Classic rock has it's own rules for what is in their playlists, evidently...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: I'm still kicking...
Replies: 8
Views: 635

I'm still kicking...

It's been a while since I posted here, but I'm still vertical. We've had a really rough couple months. First, I had a CT scan of my lungs, where non-alcoholic cirrohsis of the liver was discovered. I figure it had to be from the statins I was on until 2014, which did much damage to my joints and mus...
by Ed Joseph
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song
Replies: 20
Views: 1505

Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Nobody got "We're an American Band"??? For SHAME!!

Van Halen, Beats Workin'
by Ed Joseph
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lew Dickey UPDATE
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Lew Dickey UPDATE

Well, it's the 26th, and???