Monday, October 14, 2013


     Mounted and partially wired the volume control, wired up more of the 6L6 RF amp last night:
     Closeup of the tube wiring.  Still have the power supply to wire up.
     Inventorying my end-link transmitter coils from Bud and Barker & Williamson, 160, 80, 20, 10 and 5 meters I have in good shape.  For 40m, I repaired a coil earlier.have nothing marked and I'll just have to see if any of the unmarked ones will hit the band.  If not, I guess I'll be making one.  (My earlier notions were incorrect.  For some reason, I thought I'd repaired an 80m coil.)


  1. Slowly but surely, you're getting there.....

  2. Not directly related, but probably of interest.

    1937 Frank C Jones Antenna Handbook
    66 pages of PDF, about 8MB

    Additional (copyright expired) books for free download

    including 1941 ARRL Handbook
    553 pages, 76MB

    Discovered via the QRP-L reflector

    Discussed in thread beginning (userid/password required by joining forum)

    73, Jim

  3. Thank you, Jim.

    (I think I have paper originals of both; but they're not printing any more and the scans are available to anyone interested!)

  4. Hi Roberta! I just saw a link to your blog on the IHRS webpage and decided to check it out.

    My good friend N4LH (formerly W4FIN) started out using a Stancor 10P in 1938/39. He will be 94 next month and can still describe in detail everything about the transmitter, down to the individual components. Here is a picture of him in 1940 at his station, the Stancor can be seen around head level on his bench.

    Here is a QSL from a contact which I believe he made with his 10P:

    Here is a somewhat related ad that I have for a Stancor 20P :

    Great job so far, can't wait to see the completed project!

    Jeremy Schotter

  5. Wow! I hadn't checked for comments until today -- these are very nice links, Jeremy S, and it's wonderful to hear about N4LH. I had to slow way down on the restoration this winter -- my basement got down to 40 -45 and stayed there. The house was designed around a big old coal furnace and now has a medium-efficiency gas one, the kind you're not supposed to let supply warm air to the room it draws from. :( Hoping to start back up thus Spring.