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Quick and dirty Kitchen Disposal replacement

My disposal went out and when we turned it on it simply sounded stuck. Using the allen key for the bottom to dislodge the blades had it working for a second but then locked again and after a few times … Continue reading

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Refinishing Outdoor Cafe Table

I should have taken pictures of this just before I started but phone was dead and I am fairly impatient once I start a project. My friend Dave has been on the lookout for quality outdoor patio furniture but has … Continue reading

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Drying wood with chart (Is my wood dry?)

I would like to pass on info I found when I think it might be helpful to others. I would love to get some confirmation that this is a usable chart from someone. I have been taking notations of my … Continue reading

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DIY Magnetic loop

How it works: A loop antenna is effectively a tuned RLC circuit. What does this mean? It means the primary coupling loop inductively couples to the secondary. The secondary loop has a variable capacitor to electrically adjust its resonance. Alternatively, Some … 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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40M CW Transmitter QRP Pixie Kit Receiver

Wandering around on Ebay, I found myself looking again at the Pixie QRP morse code transceiver. I purchased for $15 from seller “19d10recon” and got 2 crystal frequencies to use. Laying out the parts I found I was missing 2 but … 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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New (to me) projects on the bench

I was looking through Craigslist and found a few things that will go into the repair bin. Will tackle these one at a time in the next few weeks. (I hope) 1) Leader LBO-507A 20MHz Oscilloscope 2) B & K … Continue reading

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Ham Night before Christmas, Tracker and Santa Net

Merry Christmas Fellow Hams!!! Santa Tracker: For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey! noradsanta.org Santa Net: Every year on 3916, we … Continue reading

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