RAN Technology (Bob, W9RAN)

Friends 0 Comments 12/15/2018

Posted By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)

One of my favorite hams, Bob (W9RAN) has put together some SDR products designed just for the vintage radio enthusiast.  Bob has not just authored QST and Electric Radio articles; he has more radios, more knowledge and more energy that most of us put together.

   Featuring Vintage & Used Amateur Radio Gear, Restoration Parts, and Many Hard to Find Items .  Swan and Drake power supply rebuild kits, receivers, transmitters, T/R relays and other cools stuff - including an HT-9 that belonged to Bill Halligan himself....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/17/2019 
   In 1919, Q.G. Noblitt, Frank Sparks, and Al Redmond formed a small manufacturing business then known as the Indianapolis Air Pump Company.  Later known as Indianapolis Pump & Tube and then Noblitt-Sparks, it took on the name Arvin in 1950.  In 2000, after a merger with Meritor, Inc, it became ArvinMeritor for a few years.  But then, sadly, Arvin disappeared from the name as well...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/15/2019 
   This plating, polishing and powdercoating is highly-rated by the best restorers.  They are located in Nashville, TN....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/15/2019 
   Sales, restoration/service, buy, sell & trade vintage radios....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/15/2019 
   There was once a time in this nation's history that involved many historical events including industrial and technical advances which required electronics.  During the early era of this electronic age, the vacuum tube was at the core of such advancements.With all the modern day conveniences we currently enjoy, most of their heritage can be traced to the vacuum tube.It is with the greatest...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/15/2019 
   My SKCC# is 5695.  The Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) is the fastest growing group of mechanical-key CW operators in the world. First organized in January 2006, our club has grown rapidly to include thousands of licensed amateur-radio operators from all corners of the globe.Here's how it works:-- Membership is free.-- SKCC numbers are issued for life. Once you get it, it's your...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/05/2019 
   Color Television: 1928!John Logie Baird of Scotland was the first to demonstrate television in full color. He accomplished this in Glasgow, Scotland on July 6, 1928. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary, I [Peter F. Yanczer, K0IWX, SK] have developed a very similar camera and receiver, based on written information by John L. Baird, and J. ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/04/2019 
   The INDIANA HISTORICAL RADIO SOCIETY ( IHRS ) is an association of individuals who are "Preserving for Posterity" memorabilia of the radio industry. Members are avid collectors  of vintage, antique, classic or military receivers.Members also collect speakers, tubes, headphones, related advertising items, early wireless magazines, recordings of radio programs, hi-...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/04/2019 
   (Shown: original MIDCARS logo)This is MidCars, the Midwest Amateur Radio Service. We operate on 7258 KHz every day of the year from about 8:30 AM Eastern Time until 2:00 PM or later as conditions permit. We provide a controlled frequency environment where mobile and fixed stations can meet and move to another frequency if they wish to carry on a longer QSO. We always give first priority to mobiles...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  03/04/2019 
   The era of electronic kits started (with a few minor exceptions like Stancor) after the end of WWII. In 1947, Heath offered its first kit, a 5 inch oscilloscope. Heath rapidly grew and after a while, other companies embraced the kit business. None were as successful as Heath but they still played an important role in the industry. Perhaps, like me, you built some of those kits. The availability of...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  02/01/2019 

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Bob, W9RAN, announces the VERSA-TR

Featured in the December 2018 issue of QST
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Check Out the National NC-183D!

Thanks to Jerry, K9GAS, for this superb example.
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W9RAN Restores an Eldico TR1-TV

Globe King competitor gets a new life.
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Build Your Own Altair 8800 Personal Computer

Go back to 1974 and the dawn of home computing with this Arduino-based kit
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SK: John Clemens, W0BD

Designer of the Mosley CM-1 Receiver
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The Philo T. Farnsworth Syndrome

Forgotten Relics of Inventor of Electronic TV
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New Arrival: Swan 700CX SS-16B Transceiver

This 1974 powerhouse features two 8950 PA tubes and a 16-pole filter.

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