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Saturday, September 22 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Restoring Great Nostalgic Radios – Bringing Boat Anchors Back To Life

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Tube-type and early transistorized equipment can provide excellent performance in your shack with a little loving care, testing, repairing, and restoring these great old radios, often found at bargain-basement prices at hamfests. We'll cover a number of troubleshooting, testing, and repair tricks you can use -- with a minimum of test equipment --  that will put the great signals from these nostalgic-era performers back on the bands.  Learn the many tricks and techniques of boat-anchor repair and restoration from a ham whose shack is filled restored Collins, Hallicrafters, National, Ten-Tec, Heathkit, and Knight equipment. An extensively illustrated PowerPoint presentation will be accompanied by actual pieces of equipment in various stages of restoration along with several restored boat anchors for you to see, touch and smell!  Yes, some troubleshooting is best done with the nose!

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Mike Langner, K5MGR

Mike Langner, K5MGR, began his interest in technology when he took an alarm clock apart with a hammer in the basement of his home when he was six years old. Through the years, he has created lots of TVI, has his AM kilowatt place mysterious voices on a psychiatrist's telephone line... Read More →

Saturday September 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Seminar Room