Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KL7AJ, Oct 7, 2019.
remember back when they invented Tie-Dye?
Al Gore invented tie-dye.
I think Al's most famous invention was BS.
Having built one or two of those designs from the 50's and 60's, while fun to make and debug... are pretty miserable to operate.
In VK, it was OC71 & OC72.
A bit later, OC44 & OC45--- Ohh wow! RF capability!
They cost around a Pound, when my wage was about 5 to 6 Pounds a week!
You had to budget your projects carefully.
Many times it was cheaper to use valves (tubes) as there were still plenty of WW2 surplus ones around.
They were still using hieroglyphics, I presume?
I built an electronic keyer in the early 70s. I think it was from a QST article. It required six ICs, (iirc). The local supply house didn't have the original p/numbers but had the Motorola HEP-series replacements and they cost $4-5 each! Just a few years later these were 10 cent chips.
Get off my frequency!
They most certainly are...