Cory Doctorow at 4:55 pm Thu, Nov 1, 2012
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James from Retrothing sez, "Tom Kipgen makes radios using vintage parts and hand-wound coils. Absolutely stunning stuff."
Tom Kipgen's Designer Radios Site
They’re very nice to look at, and the prices are quite reasonable for one-off radios of this build quality.
Thats great. I love real working retro machinery, not fancy cases with digital stuff inside.
Soooo. . . is that a beagle reflected in the tubes?
Nice gear, but sad that there is so little worth listening to on the radio these days.
Amateur radio is still alive and kick’n. I’m hoping to upgrade to my (US) General-class license soon, and talk to folks on more popular bands than my Technician license will allow. Anyone DIYing morse keyers?
Unfortunately I just gave away a large box of them, or I’d send you a couple. Sorry!
Not sure if sarcasm…
Not! I gave away all my morse keys (including a very fast sideways job) to the seaman’s center and to a local school. Except one type specimen that I will probably hack into a computer mouse.
See, now that’s actually cool!
I earned my first DXCC last year, mostly using CW (Morse).
Relevant: Hand Made Vacuum Tubes by Claude Paillard
I’ve watched that video more often than normal people would. Can’t quite get over the Mr. Rogers music, but it’s beautiful work.
Cool idea… absolutely ugly radios.
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