WHY HAM RADIO - WHY NOT CB?
YOUR FIRST RIG
HF AMPLIFIER BASICS
GROUNDED GRID BASICS
POWER SUPPLY BASICS
WHAT NOT TO DO AROUND HV!
I want to welcome you to the site, with the hope that you will leave with more than you came. If you are new to ham radio, I want to welcome you to one of the greatest technologically based hobbies in the world! Ham radio is like a diamond with a seemingly endless number of facets. When the sunspot cycle changes propagation, or you simply tire of one aspect, there are an endless array of others just waiting for you to explore.
I was initially licensed WN0NNI, long before the internet was even a glimmer in Al Gore's eye. Click the blue ball to see a pix of WN0NNI - circa 1974.
The ability to communicate with other legitimate radio operators throughout the world without any physical connection whatsoever and the intrigue of developing a proficiency in the use of CW is what initially attracted me. For that reason, I never had any real interest in CB, or in taking the Technician route.
In 1975, I sat for exams at the FCC Field Office in Denver, Colo., and received my Advance ticket in the mail six weeks later. What made ham radio work for me was the dedication of my elmer, Howard Eldridge, then K0DCW. I enjoy designing and building a variety of radio equipment, and find particular pleasure in working with high power tetrodes in the design and construction of RF Power Amplifiers.
The image of me is 1988, or so. In May of 2001, however, we relocated.
Above, is a picture of our shack a few years ago. Not pictured is our dual 4-400 linear (off to the right). Our antennas are comprised of an inverted V for 40 and 80, and a Mosley CL33 (3 element tribander) for 10, 15 and 20 meters, up about 35 feet. The shack is cold in the winter and hot in the summer, but always just right when we have a chance to get on the air. I sincerely hope you enjoy the site and will not hesitate to drop me an e-mail regarding any questions or ideas you may wish to share. The best 73s - Bob WB0NNI
email address provided at QRZ.COM
I also want to welcome you to our web site. I started as a Novice, worked through Tech Plus and earned my General ticket by the time I was 11. Despite the picture, above, I am now 18 years old, a member of the Army National Guard, and attend college. When I get a chance, I like DX nets and rag chewing. If you ever hear me on, give me a call - I'd love to chat with you. Best 73 - Rob WB0RWH
SELECTING A TUBE
RF INPUT CIRCUIT
RF TANK CIRCUIT
TRANSFORMER POWER CAPABILITIES
PARTS IS PARTS
ROLLING YOUR OWN - TRANSFORMERS AND CHOKES
POWER SUPPLY PROJECTS
LEGAL LIMIT AMP PROJECT