Radios

In addition to being obsessed with broken computers, I’m also into radios and communications. I got my amateur technician class license a few years back, my callsign is KL1FI. Aside from a few forrays into 2M and 70CM I haven’t done much with it, mainly I’ve been pack-ratting equipment and keep intending to set up some kind of better rig when I have time/space for it.

I used to have some pictures of old radio junk on my former page (may still be accessible at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~emers089/radio.htm). However, I’ve since disposed of most of it, since it was either too old, too broken, or too bulky to do anything with. Sadly there wasn’t much interest in tube and crystal-controlled radios from the modern geek crowd. Below are a few samples of stuff I currently and formerly had:


My current projects involve installing a 70cm Ham radio in my car, listening to the entertaining traffic on the CB channels, and trying to remember how to program ARMER into my scanner.

Some related resources:

Fairbanks Scanner Frequencies:

http://www.kl7kc.com/~kl7kc/Fairbanks_scanner.html

MN Metroscan (Twin Cities Scanner Frequencies):

http://www.scanfan.com/

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2 Responses to Radios

  1. Blair says:

    Where do i start? I would like to learn ham radio, but dont know what website or where do i start?

    • Hi Blair, I used a printed book to study for my tech license, its been a while though so Im not sure what the best book or website is today. If there are any ham clubs that meet near you, they would be a great resource. Ive always found them really helpful and generous to beginners.

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