Tag: Radio

via HACKADAY: An Electronic 90V Anode Battery

One of the miracle technological gadgets of the 1950s and 1960s was the transistor radio. Something that can be had for a few dollars today, but which in its day represented the last word in futuristic sophistication. Of course, it’s worth remembering that portable radios were nothing new when the transistor appeared. There had been […]

Communications — what was good, what isn’t (Pennsylvania)

Sometime in 1936, a person (or a family) likely somewhere in this area went to the local appliance store and bought a floor model Sears Roebuck, Chicago IL, Silvertone console radio. It’s a 10-tube model, the kind of radio that was the centerpiece of most Depression-era living rooms. I don’t know how many owners it […]

Set for blast-off in Abu Dhabi

The term broadcasting refers to sharing of information in the form of audio-video content to the end-user by the use of electronic mass communication medium. The GSC has its roots in the global space and satellite forum (GSSF), which has taken place in the Emirate since 2008. At its launch, the GSSF spearheaded the region’s […]

via HACKADAY: Retrotechtacular: Old Transistors

Transistors have come a long way. Like everything else electronic, they’ve become both better and cheaper. According to a recent IEEE article, a transistor cost about $8 in today’s money back in the 1960’s. Consider the Regency TR-1, the first transistor radio from TI and IDEA. In late 1954, the four-transistor device went on sale […]

This Week in Amateur Radio #903

Week of June 18, 2016 Download here: http://bit.ly/1W6nAcF This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: FCC states that authorized equipment must comply with all laws, rules FCC transitions electronic comment filing system June 20, 2016 6m opens up during band contest […]

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