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PostSubject: The best looking rig money can't buy    The best looking rig money can't buy  Icon_minitimeThu Jun 03, 2021 11:35 am

Just thought I'd share this...
I spotted this on the cover of a magazine and had instant  heart palpitations, then discovered its actually a home made radio.
I don't think I'll be building one but I'll definitely be buying the next 7 additions of the mag to see the full build. The first part of the build is the filters, it will be interesting to see the full parts list to get an idea of what a build like that would cost, The best looking rig money can't buy  20210610
I love the retro look, what a thing of beauty.
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PostSubject: Re: The best looking rig money can't buy    The best looking rig money can't buy  Icon_minitimeThu Jun 03, 2021 3:42 pm

It's got 2019 on it ??.
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It's got 2019 on it ??.
I noticed that, I can’t imagine the magazine is released once every 2 years, lol. What’s the story, Mr. Zulu

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I only noticed that after posting and instantly went on a frantic internet search to see if I could get my hands on the following issues. I'm surprised I was sent such an old mag with my foundation licence manual, perhaps someone just chucked an old mag in as a friendly gesture... well now I'm hooked
Fortunately I can get previous issues if I subscribe, but I need to become a member of the Wireless Institute of Australia first, I'll need to wait until I'm feeling a bit wealthier, I think it's going to cost around $100 for the year.
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PostSubject: Re: The best looking rig money can't buy    The best looking rig money can't buy  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 04, 2021 8:03 am

Sh1t happens.

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PostSubject: Re: The best looking rig money can't buy    The best looking rig money can't buy  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 04, 2021 9:33 am

Hi Andrew,

Lou VK3AQZ has his own website that might be worth checking out :-

http://vk3aqzkits.com/

Loads of homebrew projects appear to be there, (I'll check it out myself later when I have more time Smile)


Don't forget the WIA magazine archive at the following link :-

https://www.armag.vk6uu.id.au/


Unfortunately the magazine shown won't be in the archive back catalogue being too recent but it's a valuable resource for the 'home-brewer'.

Who knows, maybe drop Lou an email and he may be willing to share some more info?


I've had "extras" such as this turn up with other orders.....shiny unread magazine that turned out to be several years old. Still a bonus. The best looking rig money can't buy  1f44d 

(It's when they throw in a bag of sweets that are past their expiry date that's disconcerting! Very Happy)


But I agree, nice looking radio with a retro feel. Reminds me of an old Heathkit cased item.


All the best,
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Hi Victor

Thanks for the links, Lou's website is awesome, there's some hard core talent going on there.
I'll be firing up the computer to have a proper look at it all.

73's 👍

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Hotel Zulu 253 wrote:

I only noticed that after posting and instantly went on a frantic internet search to see if I could get my hands on the following issues. I'm surprised I was sent such an old mag with my foundation licence manual,  perhaps someone just  chucked an old mag in as a friendly gesture... well now I'm hooked
Fortunately I can get previous issues if I subscribe, but I need to become a member of the Wireless Institute of Australia first, I'll need to wait until I'm feeling a bit wealthier, I think it's going to cost around $100 for the year.

At the moment, if you get licensed (or upgrade) they are giving a year's complimentary membership.

https://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2019/20190113-1/

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No worries Andrew. The best looking rig money can't buy  1f44d 

There's some really helpful people out there more than willing to share their talents.


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Hiya Jeff,

That sounds awesome mate! Is that offer still running?

Hey, Andrew - you've bought the book so obviously interested in that direction, seems like a good offer to tip the balance.

I do believe Jeff is a man in the know when it comes to Amateur Radio exams. Wink

Might be worth a little word in his direction.


All the best guys,
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Thank you for the link 43CT016, I'd better get my backside into gear.

You nailed it Victor, I'm studying for my licence so I can attempt some serious DX'ing without having to compete with all the chicken band nonsense.

I have passed the online test exam on every attempt but I'm not happy with just pass mark, when I can pass with a 100% score without taking a punt on any answers I'll do the real thing.

My introduction into amateur radio book only arrived this week, I'll spend a few weeks studying it properly.

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Thank you for the link 43CT016,  I'd better get my backside into gear.

You nailed it Victor, I'm studying for my licence so I can attempt some serious DX'ing without having to compete with all the chicken band nonsense.

I have passed the online test exam on every attempt but I'm not happy with just a "pass" mark, when I can pass with a 100% score without taking a punt on any answers I'll do the real thing.

My introduction into amateur radio book only arrived this week, I'll spend a few weeks studying it properly.


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No worries Andrew. The best looking rig money can't buy  1f44d 

Hiya Jeff,

That sounds awesome mate! Is that offer still running?

Hey, Andrew - you've bought the book so obviously interested in that direction, seems like a good offer to tip the balance.


All the best guys,
Victor

It was 8 months or so ago, and I haven’t seen anything to suggest it stopped.  

I have a horrible feeling I threw all my old mags out, otherwise I’d have been happy to post the old copies with those articles in over to him.

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Good to hear Andrew and I wish you the very best of luck with it mate. The best looking rig money can't buy  1f44d 

We had a posting here with the W.I.A. questions a while back and loads of us were thrilled we could answer most of them to achieve a pass. Smile

As with any organisation they want to promote the hobby and look for basic competence, not hindrance.

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Jeff,

You are a star mate and I know you would've happily passed on those mags had you still had them. Smile

I'm still thumbing my way through the box of UK Radcom magazines a friend and Ham donated to me. I remembered a VHF Halo antenna feature so dug that out to build one for my recent FT290r acquisition.....that's my weekend planned out!


I've been thrilled with the generosity and helped offered by fellow radio enthusiasts to each other and love to see it on the forum.

You guys have definitely given me a buzz & smile for the weekend! Smile



The very best to all of you,
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You've just given me a great idea, I've got an old HMV Roadhound TX77 18ch that's been modified to 40 ch. The radios front panel and enclosure is looking very second hand... I feel a remodelling project coming on..... its time to clear the workbench and get my imagination to work. The best looking rig money can't buy  20210612
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First thoughts are, robust, military style, portable, self powered rig with this for inspiration.
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PostSubject: Re: The best looking rig money can't buy    The best looking rig money can't buy  Icon_minitimeThu Jun 17, 2021 10:44 am

Admin, please allow, this is not for sale as its an item no longer available on eBay as It sold.

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Just for you hilly, this will give you some Idea what you can find if your patient, I reckon considering its condition the price was probably fair.
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