I recently featured some material available from the Antique Wireless Association and had to go a little deeper.
They have a wealth of information available on their site with some of their journal’s online articles. Great articles on vacuum tubes and such – but much, much more.
I found a great little article called “Working With Crystal Control: A ‘Part 15′ Broadcast Band Transmitter “, the transmitter setup on the left. Really neat article (I think I must….want to build one of these)……… The image on the left is from that article – not to difficult to build and learn!!!
As I understand it, you can purchase a CD with back copies of this magazine. I just might look into that. Kinda sounds like the enjoyment I get when I receive that little journal from the G-QRP club – SPRAT. When that hits my mailbox, I know it’s getting stuffed in my backpack for enjoyment down the road.
One important thing to keep in mind with the AWA Archives is how well they not only demonstrate radio history, but how you can recreate it and learn from it. What a better way is there for a budding QRPer to learn where he’s going, but get a hands on demo from where other hams have been?
Below are only a few examples of the neat articles you’ll find on the AWA website:
Key and Telegraph by John Casale, W2NI
President Taft’s Telegraph Key
Building a 1929 Style Hartley Transmitter by Scott M. Freeberg, WA9WFA
Need a transmitter for our 1929 QSO Party? Build it in one week-end!
Breadboarding by Richard A. Parks
More Adventures With Transistors
The Vacuum Tube by Ludwell A. Sibley
Tube Bases and the Asbestos Hustle
Restoration of Shellac Finishes on Older Radios by Lane Upton
Don’t Strip That Old Finish–Save it Instead!
A nostalgia trip for the old-timer; an eye-opener for the newbie.
The Beginnings of Radio Central by Ralph Williams with Marshall Etter, Bob McGraw and Chris Bacon
Pupin and Armstrong lay an egg–An Antique Radio Gazette reprint.
A Solid-State Filter Choke or Field Coil Replacement
Go ahead and check them out at:
http://www.antiquewireless.org/otb/archive.htm – a direct link to the journal archives