Category Archives: Science

SMARTsFest in Minnesota – Philco 42-327 revival Part 1

I went to the SMARTsFest a few weekends past and came back with a new project. It is a 1942 Philco 42-327. This is a tube radio and I will be rebuilding it to working order and cleaning it up … Continue reading

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New (to me) projects on the bench – Part 3

  8) EICO Model 221 Vacuum Tube Volt Meter Whenever I get a new (to me) piece of test equipment that is older than 25 years I always want to look at the capacitors. They are almost surely leaking. I … Continue reading

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Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio build

Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio Receiver Kit – DIY for Enthusiasts, Built it into a radio case ! Bought from Amazon…. This was a fun build. I love the way it is set up similar to the way old radio projects … Continue reading

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New (to me) projects on the bench – Part 2

Started going through the bench stuff from Craigslist: 2) B & K Precision 177 VTVM Dynascan Vacuum Tube Volt Meter Tester – Works, nothing needed. 3) Superior Electric 3PN 116B Variable Powerstat Auto Transformer 109A 0-140 VAC – Works, nothing needed. … Continue reading

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Tuning antennas for SWR

Tuning antennas for SWR **Note: This method is that in which you will be cutting your antenna to ensure a resonant length. Introduction: Common models of SWR (standing wave ratio) meters are used to give a general reference of how … Continue reading

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People don’t do the things they need to

Taking a time out for a quick life hack. I wrote this article for my work and thought you might benefit from it. People don’t do the things they need to. You ask your child to take out the trash … Continue reading

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4 base principles of flight

When flight training I found that once I knew the following, everything else seemed to make sense. Unfortunately they do not tell you this until you get into the aerodynamic forces portion of the curriculum. As always, I post this … Continue reading

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