Saturday, January 15, 2011

Early Morning at the Swapmeet...

Good Morning!
It's 6:30 am on Saturday, and the Chino Hills Electronic Swapmeet is already a busy place as folks set up their tables and displays.

I was there, along with Jan Perkins (N6AW) who graciously provided the booth space and his pickup truck as a display table. I was able to sell off everything I brought... hooray!

The Swapmeet is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, and has become kind of a ritual for me.

Above is a photo of Jan trying to entice a customer. Other pictures show a table full of laptop computers, and a nice Hallicrafters SX-28 that sold right away for $450 cash! Started primarily for ham radio, the swap has evolved over the years and now has a lot of computer and high tech stuff on the tables.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A View of K6CU...

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A short video showing K6CU monitoring 40 meters. The transceiver is a Kenwood TS-850Sat. The small green radio on top of it is a 1970's Heathkit HW-8, a low power transceiver that runs off a 12 volt battery and a solar cell. Normally I use morse code (cw) and not phone (ssb) mode.