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Friday, February 29, 2008

Surfin': Leap Day and the Continuing Saga of the Kerosene Radio

In this week’s Surfin’, read about Leap Day hams and revisit the good, the bad, and the ugly side of innovations from the past. Then come back here to post your comments, if any.

By the way, Surfin’ is a weekly column published on ARRLWeb features Web sites related to Amateur Radio, specifically, and radio, in general. If you have any suggestions for Surfin’, please contact WA1LOU using the e-mail link to the right.

1 comment:

  1. Tom Coates, N3IJMarch 2, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    I agree with the commentators who recommended investigating the thermocouple as an alternative power source for FD an emergency use.

    First it would be good to verify that the thermocouple is a practical power source for radio use. The Soviets sometimes exaggerated their achievements. Powering the thermocouple from a fireplace is an attractive possibility. A solar collector is another.

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