Recent content by inerlogic

  1. Oak Island "money hole" mystery.

    i just wish they'd put that narrator down a hole and fill it in.
  2. Melting old silver coins into an ingets

    Big Zinc has had it's boot on the American consumer for decades....
  3. Melting old silver coins into an ingets

    :rolleyes:
  4. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    yeh, i've seen that in some old gear.... i was thinking of building a modern stereo tube amp kit and had planned to do the twine thing.
  5. Melting old silver coins into an ingets

    ok, you're wrong on the first count because a "silver" coin is not fiat, it is backed by it's silver content in the context where you're trading silver coins because the green pieces of paper are worthless... as for there being no difference other than decoration, here's where you're wrong also...
  6. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    another AA5 radio.... GE T127A (i believe...) the wires are sticky, slimy, and pretty disgusting..... YAY VINTAGE ELECTRONICS i picked up a cheap desoldering station on Amazon (support comm2a) beats the hell out of braided wick... holy carp.... replaced some grody jumpers as well...
  7. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    Anyone have a tube tester? i picked up an AA5 to refurb and to check the tubes put them in my known good radio.... had hardly any volume... with the tubes normaly in that radio, WBSM will blast you out of the room at half volume.... i was getting a whisper, so one or more of the "new" tubes are...
  8. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    Received a probe kit for my Heathkit IM-18 VTVM, probe assembly went off without a hitch, fired up the meter... let it warm up... works great on the ohm setting, needle does nothing for AC/DC+/DC- measurements.... awesome thing about HeathKITs is that, i don't know if this meter EVER worked...
  9. AA5 tube radio re-cap

    i've got a philco 52-1736 AM/FM/Phono, 50+ paper caps, electrolytics, roundy resistors, some of which look crispy... been sitting in the attic of my apartment for probably 40 years cooking. AM is such garbage around here, FM would be nice, and the Phono amp could be useful i really want to get...
  10. AA5 tube radio re-cap

    let's see if this works... posted those pictures in another thread, hopefully they don't need to be re-uploaded :) anyway, tangentially ham-related, as i'm a ham, and this is a radio... picked up for cheap as a little project. i want to get a second one, gut it, and rebuild it with...
  11. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    the ebay radio you linked to will need to be re-capped.... if you wanted to do a full restore, the IF Transformer caps should be replaced, those are generally built into the IF xformer cans, so they're a bitch to get to, and it appears the IF cans in that radio are soldered to the chassis, even...
  12. Oak Island "money hole" mystery.

    4 months away from their wives each summer....
  13. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    it and me both... ;) i had an audiophile uncle and was the beneficiary of some of his cast-offs, not until the mid-80s though... he gave m my first CD player, it was the size of a VCR and i don't think it had any oversampling, it seemed to skip if you walked by it wearing shoes.... i was...
  14. Anyone into vintage electronics?

    i've been a Ham since i was 16 and into repairing/building electronics since before then... *just* got interested in tube gear though, picked up an AA5 AM radio and re-capped it/made the chassis safe, sounds great, except for the phone chargers, CFL/LED lights throwing interference.... going to...
  15. Upgraded to General

    Congrats! after 25 or so years i upgraded to General last year, picked up an Icom 751A on fleabay. planned to turn around and upgrade to extra, but my (now ex) wife had other plans for me this year... so i've been busy with other crap... i'm planning on buying myself a 7300 when i pass the...
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