Many have requested a base for the TBP/Torsion Bar Portable key and now it’s here. The key base has been re-designed to accommodate screw-in rubber feet and to match up with mounting holes on the stainless base. The total weight of the key with the SS base is 13oz. Still pretty light, but because of the low center of gravity and the lightness of the key itself, it will NOT move during use. You can see the video here:
Great newsreel about CW from the late 30’s
This is quite cool. It’s a learning tree for figuring out morse for folks that know absolutely nothing about CW. If you hear a dit, go left, if you hear a dah, go right. Pretty neat.
From the Ham-Radio-History Group:
High speed morse was being sent via paper tape up to 300 WPM during WWII. Check out the equipment and the people that made it happen.
This is a great interview about Ham Radio in it’s earliest days. A must listen. Thanks to the Ham Radio History yahoo group!
A couple of lines from a recent eBay listing for a Super RM QRP rig.
3 , the use of high -quality audio op amp to do the second active filter , and its very low noise floor , excellent amplitude-frequency characteristics greatly improved listening experience octopus .
4 , the power upgrade to 4W (D882 output ) , while the use of American ring kit (FT37-43 and T37-2) two each , so that the ” octopus ” with more remote communication capabilities , greatly enhance the ” octopus ” utility sex !
I mean….really? Everyone knows that octopus sex robs a QRP rig of significant power and can create unwanted QRM at the input connector.
Geez, someone should talk to these Chinese engineers about the potential of hurting wildlife as a result of their careless design innovations.
Did you know that the inventor of the electric telegraph was an accomplished and devoted painter recognized throughout Europe? Well he was.
Check this out
Now…go here to learn all about it:
Tom, W1TP is in our club, The Green Mountain Wireless Society. As a leading authority on cipher machines and the Enigma in particular, he gave a most excellent talk about the Enigma Machine at our last meeting. I had occasion to view his site lately and if you ever wanted to see an incredibly comprehensive collection about telegraphy and all of it’s many facets, look no further.
From DXmaps.com. Here’s a screen shot of 20m at 20:10 UTC today (Sunday). I’m hanging in there running 5W, but a lot of folks can’t (or won’t) hear me above the din. Oh well…I like a good challenge, or I wouldn’t run all my contests QRP!
Well, I’ve done it now. It’s all new and as far as my research goes, it’s the first of it’s kind…ever. I will be making an initial run of 10 keys, so supply is VERY limited for now. Target date for first deliveries is DEC 1. Price is a low $175. Get all the info HERE.