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RE: The pattern with crackpot inventions

"As a teenage ham, I once got cited for my CW emissions..."

Trying to sneak some intelligence in the cracks huh?

I vaguely thought you were an old ham but wasn't sure. Apparently your transmitter was snappier than mine. I built my novice transmitter following (sort of) an ARRL design, it was a power oscillator made with a beam power tube link coupled to the antenna. Oddly enough it wouldn't oscillate unless I pressed back on the top of the front panel so I bent it back at a rakish angle and all was well. With that low of a loop gain at least leading edge key clicks were no problem... I wonder how many fifteen-year-olds build transmitters these days? I've noticed that a lot of AAers are also hams, I think that's because audio was exciting at the same time that ham radio was popular. Besides if you were building a plate modulator it wasn't that hard to build two and just equip one with a PP plate-VC transformer.

73, Rick

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