This is the 3rd of three new threads I am
The other 2 are
1) Radio/TV DXing and Propagation
2) Your Weather, My Weather, Anybody's Weather
3) This one,
can be anything in the past about radio communication.
It's called - Yesterday Radio From Yesterday Back to Spark
Gap and Crystal Sets.
I started these 3 threads because, frankly - I write things
about these 3 subjects every once in a while. And - so that I
don't interrupt other threads - there would be places for these
subjects to go.
I thought of this yesterday when I told a story in the middle of
another thread. I had some recollections of my (very unlikely)
days of working at The American Radio Relay League and W1AW.
There are a lot of stories from there.
Also, I have talked about old CB sets from time to time. I don't
use CB now (I am a ham) but I have a small collection of CB
gear that I treasure. There is nowhere for that to go. So
here's a thread.
It could be about KDKA in 1922 or Conelrad or the old ham
radio 5 meter band, or TV channel 1, or the first radio transmitters
which were high speed alternators coupled to antennas - you know -
a motor turning at 10 kHz coupled to a transmitting antenna in
1905. Or about IBOC (Bleah) or old drying out capacitors in radios
or my HQ-100A that is holding up a bed. (Well, it would be about
the HQ-100A, not the bed.) Or NBC Radio's Monitor. The list goes
on and on and on.
I hope this is helpful.
If these threads aren't very active, that's OK. I will try to keep them
alive from time to time.