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Hi Friend! Thanks for showing up. This is my second homemade
radio page. The first is my homemade crystal set page. I got so excited about this homebrew project, I decided to make
some tube sets too.
I would like to tell you a little about my background. My interest in radio
goes back to around 1955 when I was 5 years old. My dad used to repair radios
before I was around. Luckily he got into something that actually paid real
money. Luckily too, he kept all the old radio stuff. I started soldering and
fiddling when I was almost 10 years old. My dad had earned his Amateur Radio
license, and I tagged along. I learned a lot.
For the next 25 years, I put together many projects, tube and semiconductor.
I earned my Novice ham ticket in 1965. This only accelerated the building.
I was a nerd before it was popular. I just sat in my cellar and played
with my Weller as someone once said.
I built quite a few crystal radios, but never any regenerative radios. These
pages will describe the regen sets that I am working on. I do these pages
in near real-time. If I am waiting for parts to come on or the shellac to
dry, I pop into the computer room and type a few lines of code.
I have no radios to show you right now. But here are my plans:
Build a two tube regen radio for the broadcast band using two 1T4 tubes.
Build a two tube regen radio using two type 30 tubes with plug in coils
for broadcast and shortwave bands.
Build a regen radio using 12 volt hybrid tubes. These are tubes that
only require a 12 volt plate supply. They were popular just before
fully transistorized radios were made for autos.
So, please come back. It might take me a couple of months to have
something worthwhile here as it is somewhat more difficult to find
73, Dave - N2DS
My shop, a.k.a. The kitchen. The woman would scream if I had one.