I'm just checking to see how the guestbook might work out.
I wanted to email you some photos to see if you could identify a piece of vintage equipment. Could you email me so I can send you the pictures?
You can post your pictures on a web site (like photobucket) and PM me as Eickerman on the Antique Radio Forums and I will take look.
Great web site love the Paintings and the quilts and thank you for you help Mr Eickerman
Really nice. Love the quilt and painting pics.
I didn't know you used to sneak back in the middle of the night to listen to the radio!! The things you learn on a brother's website, sheesh!!
I enjoyed finding out a bit more info on the guy who helps so many of us on the Antique Radio Site. I am just getting into BAs and will no doubt have lots of questions. Without trying, I seem to have accumulated 34 BAs. I have yet to restore the first one. Soon.
Thanks for all your help on the forums. I always know you'll chime in if you can
Just dropped by from ARF , like your paintings, My uncle was a painter as well. He did stricly desert paintings , he would take his camper out into death valley for a week at a time and just paint . You can find some of his on the internet, Ed Hammerburg.
Thanks for all your advise on radios ... I need it!
Nice web page. I also appreciate what you do on ARF!
Curtis, It's really fun reading your stories! Thank you for sharing them.
it is me with the philco transitone, you were talking to me about that i should take a video of the TV with the vcr hooked up to it and here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVrSLTjRVnc
P.S. the picture on the TV is crystal clear when it warms up, and also what is your e-mail.
and also here is my e-mail to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
OM I enjoyed your website. You might be interested in the Society for Scientific Exploration and its free magazine EdgeScience. Please visit:
http://scientificexploration.org/ -- 73.
Great ideas for HQ-129-X. I bought mine in 1969 from a repair shop in NJ where I started working in HS. I saw an Antique Radio newsletter which had many mods for this receiver, but never seen it since mid 80's from a ham at work at Nortel. I recapped it and calibrated it 35 years ago and now it is shorted somewhere, blows fuses even on the variac.. It drifted some, and was noisy above 20M. Very interested in making the tube hang AGC ckt you have work. The last stage looks strange upside down (for negative bias of course). It was my primary receiver with a Viking II and VFO as WN2KAI/WA2KAI.
Great site!, 73's, W4HDL
Enjoyable site. I especially like seeing all the cars you have had over the years. Wish I had taken pics of mine.
Curtis: Nice website and I enjoyed reading about your many interests. I also see your input on Antique Radios. I had a Magnavox Brittany restored a couple of years ago. It is a console, with turntable, AM and FM. It's was made in 1956. My wife's great uncle was the owner of it. It sounds great. They use to play 45's on it when they were kids. It sits in my living room and I play it almost everyday. Again, nice reading.
Curtis; I saw your comments about the Heathkit LMO for the SB series transceivers. I have an HW-101 I assembled about 1979/80. After reading the comments on http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=246753 I believe my HW-101 has essentially the same problem with stuck tangs on the front of the LMO tuning capacitor shaft. It will not turn the full rotation range of the dial in either direction. The LMO for this model is a little different from that on the SB-301, but I am pretty sure that is the problem after reading the discussion on Antique Radio Communication Receivers forum. Thanks for your input on that forum.
My SX-25 is working pretty well now. I added a 111ft. long-wire antenna put together from pieces obtained from a dual-control electric blanket!
If you have any additional information on the Heathkit HW-101 LMO, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
Hi Curtis, Long time no see. I like your web site.
Hi Curtis, looking at your pastimes i don't feel so bad now about taking up knitting. :)
A true renaissance man, Monsieur Eikerman...love the website.
Neat website. Love the paintings and quilts.
I love your paintings, I get the impression of Vincent Van Gogh
I appreciate your endless patience with me in radios.
Enjoyed your site Curtis and the wife liked Susan's quilts. My wife also quilts and it certainly takes a LOT of room!
Hi Curtis, Just listened to your radio interview, you seem to think the way I do! I just love science. I am 72 years old and have had some medical problems. I am a true believer in an all wise creator God.
But, I have to say I have always wonder who or what created God.
Steven Hawkins believes everything came from nothing. How could that be now,Nothing...Can anyone give me two examples of nothing?I just love talking to someone like you. You have helped me many times on the ARF. I am a retired electronic bench tech. I have no formal education, just a High School diploma, electric shop.I am a Tech. class Ham, KB3WYZ, and still can't seem to master morse code...But anyhow Curtis, I just want to say how much I admire people like yourself!
Best wishes and please write a book!
Thanks for the help on the forum - it has been a long time since I had to do any audio output impedance calculations and had forgotten the math behind it.
As a former amateur radio operator (KN9IOG - 1956) I have missed the unique communications with some of the most interesting folks on the planet. Thanks for being there to lend a helping hand.
Very nice site, Curtis. Love the layout and info.
Thank you so much Curtis for all the help on my radios Very nice web page thanks again
A delightful website. I too enjoy "glow in the dark" radios and have ALWAYS thought the 129X was a great receiver... actually quite splendid for CW to this day. I gravitated to British sports cars (they attracted more girls) after a '60 Impala I ran a "Twoer" in, & a '64 Malibu SS convertible "slickside" with a real Motorola "reverb" unit - it sounded like somebody dropped a screen door when you hit a bump! Still restore tube-type gear out here in the styx of CO, and hey,,.., it keeps me out of the bars. I'd never seen an ALDA (had one of their 30a p/s) before - very similar to the ATLAS 210X I just refurb'd. 73
I have a Bell Sound System guitar/vocal/phono amp with heavenly tone. I think it is a 1939 model, with the model number being 3705. The serial number is 37320.
I cannot find any info on the web about it. Sometimes when I am playing thru it, it will suddenly quit working. Most of the tubes remain glowing and hot to the touch, with the exception of the 5Y3GT tube. When I remove it or jostle it around carefully, it will start to glow again, and the amp will work properly.
The guy who sold it to me said that he restored it, and used NOS tubes. I do not think it is the socket, because it will stop right during a jam session. As I stated above, I remove it or change it's position slightly, it runs, again.
Do you have any suggestions? I have consumer electronics experience, as I managed and worked in a repair shop in the 1990s.
Thanks for your time, and I hope you have a great day. Gerry
Gerry, this should be relatively simple to fix since it appears to be a connection issue. It is probably not the socket itself, but most likely a bad solder joint of the filament wires to the socket pins 2 or 8 on the 5Y3. Alternatively if those solder joints are OK the soldering of the filament wires to the pins of the 5Y3 itself should be checked. Sometimes with age and heat cycling these crack loose. If all else fails please look up "Antique Radio Forums" via Google, set up an account (free) and post your question there. I or someone else will be happy to assist you further.
Did you ever get your power on issue resolved on your FT-7800? I have the exact same problem.
Sorry I have not responded sooner. Indeed the problem was resolved. It turned out to be a fault in the display-to-body interconnect cable. Once this was replaced everything worked properly.
I tried your AVC mod on my HQ-100A. It works well, but there were random oscillations at higher bands. I made sure the leads are of shorted possible length, but that didn't help. It disappeared after bypassing the new 1M resistor with a .01uF ceramic cap. I like the result and am trying to apply similar mod to other receivers.
I'm glad it worked out for you. Thanks for letting me know about needing a capacitor across the 1 M resistor. Please let me know how it goes with any other receivers.
Here is the video of the HQ-100A after the mod: https://youtu.be/452yowhdvwQ
I had added a 6BE6-based product detector years ago, following what Hammarlund did to the HQ-200. The AVC mod makes it even better.
I'd really appreciate knowing if you found somthing on the site entertaining or useful.