Eldon Lewis w6tfd at JUNO.COM
Mon Oct 4 15:04:51 EDT 1999

Hi All,

All the chat about the Bud phono osc is interesting to me because my
first venture into QRP was in Seattle in 1953 with a home brew 117N7 rig
-- The diode section was for the AC power supply and the other half for
the amp/osc. It was built on a 4X3 inch Bud chassis. Using a 7039 khz
xtal., a 40 meter Bud plug in coil and less than 1 watt input, my first
QSO was with a ham in San Diego -- a distance of about 1400 miles. The
RST569 report was not too shabby!

I have always gotten a thrill out of working DX with wire antennas and
QRPP. Many great contacts have been made during CW/SSB DX contests.

An undertaker (W6FYM) started teaching me Morse code and the Navy
completed the job. I got my original general class ham license (W7OQW) in
1950 in Bellingham, WA. My first xmtr was a Stancor 10P which I used with
a S38B rx.

For me home brewing and kit building has always been an enjoyable part of
our hobby.

Over the years I have restored, operated and recycled several hundred
boat anchors. Some of them required almost total rework.

Modern day plug-in operators miss the joy of ole' time ham radio!


Eldon W6TFD
Bremerton, WA

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