(This page was last updated 02/28/04)
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I started as a Short Wave Listener with a Knight Kit Space Spanner that I bought for $7 from my good friend Craig Risovi, who got me started in this hobby with help on an 8th grade science project. We later became novices together, he with the call WN9FRP (the Funny Running Pygmy) and me with WN9HVQ. Unfortunately, he soon moved to Texas and we lost touch with each other.
In addition to that Space Spanner, the station consisted of a Harvey Wells TBS-50C transmitter and a Lafayette HE-30 receiver, along with a J-38 straight key. Shortly after I passed my General and obtained more priveleges, my folks gave me an Eico 722 VFO which my father helped me build.
I've also been collecting some old keys and bugs.
Here are pictures of the various pieces. I'm currently working on a pair of Eico 723 transmitters, an Eico 720 transmitters, and a WRL Globe Scout 680. I'll add pictures of those as the project comes together...
|Click on the links below to see the old gear:|