A first edition 1926 ARRL Radio Amateur's Handbook with a cool story joined my ARRL Handbook collection
A very old and well-worn 1931 8th edition @arrl Handbook has been added to my collection. Need to be careful reading through this one because it's pretty fragile and the binding isn't in great shape. #hamradio
I just discovered some morse keycaps https://prototypist.net/collections/in-stock-keycaps/products/in-stock-infinikey-morse
The "operator" kit's caps only have morse on, which is interesting
Blog post: The Radio Boys and a Handbook
Found an enclosure box that I think might work. A bit on the big side, but then again so are the joystick and button. Box isn't quite deep enough to put the button on top, so I think maybe on the side as a finger button.
The joystick is very clicky
Well, I'm getting all 0s out, but honestly I don't know if that's because I'm not reading the EPROM properly, or if it really does have all 0s in it. Probably the former.
Wired up a 9V connector to the radio and powered it with 8 AA NiCad batteries in battery holder. Radio seems to transmit ok. Wasn't hearing anything on receive, and the squelch dial didn't seem to work all that well.
Clipped on a 12V battery pack to the power leads, turned it on and heard some static, so it sounds like the radio still works. Will see if I can manage to find another 9.6V battery pack to replace the missing one and figure out a charging solution.
A lone integrated circuit just has a sticker label saying NIS-103. Guessing maybe this takes care of producing the DTMF codes from the number pad on the front.
Diagnostic medical physicist, physics geek, misplaced Canuck, geek of many trades, master of a few. Almost PhD. Amateur radio guy (AB4UG, VA6BUG)
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