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Thread: Got my first HF rig. How did I do?

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  1. #31
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    Don't know a thing about the radio, but I'm lovin' that Astron.

    Good luck on your General... you're gonna love your new privileges
    73,
    Steve AE5DX

  2. #32
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    My first HF station was a Hammerlund HQ-170 receiver and a Viking 2 transmitter fed into a 15 meter dipole in my attic. I "upgraded"to a Hallicrafters HT-46 transmitter some months later.Regardless of anything you will always have a fondness for your first radio. I wish I still had mine. Good luck!
    Oldschool-Hams Helping Hams
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    Ronald G. DeAngelis KA2CDT
    Marco Island,Florida 34145
    25.95N 81.72W
    [url]www.KA2CDT.com[/url]

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by KA2CDT View Post
    Regardless of anything you will always have a fondness for your first radio. I wish I still had mine. Good luck!
    Too true! I miss mine.

    Everyone told me I was crazy to buy that Ten-Tec Century 21. "It's CW only!" they cried. "There's no WARC bands!" they warned. But it was a complete station, with all the accessories, for a good price. So I bought it, and had a BLAST using it with a long wire from my 3rd-floor room run out a good hundred yards between trees. RF got everywhere (40 meters would bite the heck out of me if I wasn't careful). But it was my station, it heard well, and I liked CW.

    Then one day I decided I wanted a more modern rig, sold the 21 station and got tube-hybrid rig at a hamfest. I've regretted it ever since.

    One day I'll get another C21 station just for nostalgia's sake.
    The new signature restriction is bollocks.

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