rec.radio.shortwave demographic

rec.radio.shortwave demographic

Post by Michael Brya » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:59:40


>N8KDV is quite active in monitoring, instead of trying to make flame
>wars he listens to SW. Maybe that's an indication of a life and
>maturity.

Good luck explaining to anyone outside the hobby why a 51 year old man who
listen to SW 18 hours a day is an indication of life and maturity.

But, hey, you're only 17, right?

 
 
 

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Post by N8KD » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:16:05




> >N8KDV is quite active in monitoring, instead of trying to make flame
> >wars he listens to SW. Maybe that's an indication of a life and
> >maturity.

> Good luck explaining to anyone outside the hobby why a 51 year old man who
> listen to SW 18 hours a day is an indication of life and maturity.

Wrong on two counts Bryant. First of all I'm not 51, secondly, why must I
always point out to you that I do not listen to SW for 18 hours a day. Again,
that is a fabrication on your part.

The only thing that you did indeed get correct is that I'm a man. Perhaps you
might wish some day to grow up to be one.

Steve
Holland, MI
Drake R7, R8 and R8B

 
 
 

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Post by Michael Brya » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 20:10:22


>The only thing that you did indeed get correct is that I'm a man. Perhaps you
>might wish some day to grow up to be one.

Not if you're the example.
 
 
 

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Post by KB1KIL Ric » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 21:06:14

  I'm 48, live in Maine and have been listening to SW on and off since 1967.
  My main radios I use are, Drake R8 and R8B, Icom IC-R75, Unmodified, Yaesu
FRG-7700 and my Hammerlund SP-600 Dual Diversity receiver. I have several
others but I don't use them anymore.


Rick

 
 
 

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Post by RedOctober » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 07:52:42



> >The only thing that you did indeed get correct is that I'm a man. Perhaps you
> >might wish some day to grow up to be one.

> Not if you're the example.

Time to killfile the flame starter (Mw Bryant)
 
 
 

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Post by WShoot » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:02:58

<< Hammerlund SP-600 Dual Diversity receiver. >>

Oh that ought to be fun to use, especially with your antenna farm.

Bill, K5BY

 
 
 

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Post by KB1KIL Ric » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 21:16:33


Quote:> << Hammerlund SP-600 Dual Diversity receiver. >>

> Oh that ought to be fun to use, especially with your antenna farm.

> Bill, K5BY

  I still listen to it all the time.I really like the warmth it generates in
the shack on a  cold winters night. The audio quality is superb for
listening to AM broadcasts as well.
  The radio is still stock and I just had it re-alinged and a couple of
tubes replaced. The person I originally purchased it from in 1981 did the
job,.and what a fine job he did.

Rick
KB1KIL

 
 
 

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Post by WShoot » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 13:22:21

KB1KIL: << I still listen to it all the time.I really like the warmth it
generates in
the shack on a  cold winters night. >>

What's that old saying about real radios glow in the dark? <G>

My experience with military and marine gear, from WWII to date, has been that a
properly working tube type miltary radio had always performed better than any
solid state radio.

I even had great success with the receiver in a Heath HW-101 transceiver, after
I put in a carbon deposit resistor upgrade and a feedback tickler to make the
RF gain-controlled stage become narrower in band width as the gain was turned
up for weak ssb signals.

73,
Bill, K5BY

 
 
 

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Post by Dxluv » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 16:40:28

Quote:>  The radio is still stock and I just had it re-alinged and a couple of
>tubes replaced. The person I originally purchased it from in 1981 did the
>job,.and what a fine job he did.

I'm envious Rick.:-)  I know I love my Hammarlunds.
 
 
 

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Post by William Mutc » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 01:02:05



Quote:> I was listening to Alan Weiner World Wide earlier and his topic was the WBCQ
> listener demographic. As I listened  to those calling in, it was apparent
> that everyone was, for the most part, forty and over. I am twenty five and I
> wonder what the average is here on this group.

> Brian

        63.   currently kc2lvq   have been kn2psa, wb2jpt, ka1ul, marine
radiotelegraph 2nd.   Started age 13  when my dad helped me rebuild a
Silvertone 3 bander with 78 rpm phono.  Currently Sat-800, NC-125, S-
38E, S-53D and rebuilding a NC-183 and Johnson Ranger.  KWM2 in the
ba***t waiting til I retire for troubleshooting and overhaul. Antennas  
80 meter dipole and 90 meter off center feed and a untested homebrew
multiband vertical waiting for warmer WX to mount on garage roof.  
Located in a deep valley 20 km ESE of Ithaca NY...not a great QTH...lots
of QRMN and poor low angle reception.
 
 
 

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Post by William Mutc » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 01:08:53


Quote:>   I'm 48, live in Maine and have been listening to SW on and off since 1967.

        Where in Maine are you?  When I was KA1UL I was in Rockland and
had enough space for a 160 meter dipole.
>   My main radios I use are, Drake R8 and R8B, Icom IC-R75, Unmodified, Yaesu
> FRG-7700 and my Hammerlund SP-600 Dual Diversity receiver. I have several
> others but I don't use them anymore.


> Rick

 
 
 

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Post by KB1KIL Ric » Tue, 09 Mar 2004 20:48:47



> >   I'm 48, live in Maine and have been listening to SW on and off since
1967.

> Where in Maine are you?  When I was KA1UL I was in Rockland and
> had enough space for a 160 meter dipole.

> >   My main radios I use are, Drake R8 and R8B, Icom IC-R75, Unmodified,
Yaesu
> > FRG-7700 and my Hammerlund SP-600 Dual Diversity receiver. I have
several
> > others but I don't use them anymore.


> > Rick

  I'm on the outskirts of Lewiston Maine. Where do you live now?

Rick