Monday, February 25, 2008


This past Saturday I built a RockMite as my local club (PART) had a Kit Building activity. I didn't finish it during the event, but last night I had some time and I completed the kit, applied power and it worked! There is a great feeling of satisfaction when you build something from a kit and it works the very first time you turn it on. I haven't made a QSO with it yet, but plan to do so soon.

Monday, February 18, 2008

The RMS Titanic radio page

This site details the radio room aboard the Titanic along with a deatiled log of the ditress call. This gives calling CQ a whole new meaning!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Developed my first roll of film in 24 years!

I know with digital photography we can now get instant gratification from the pictures taken, but it's still a thrill for me after all these years to develop my own film and see the results soon after removing the film from the tank. At first glance they appear to have come out well. I took a roll of photos last September when my first SLR turned 30 years old. Tonight I got all the chemicals I need assembled in the downstairs bathroom. The whole development process took about 20 minutes. Once the negatives dry, I will take them to be be printed and scanned. I had forgotten how good B&W photos look when taken using a high quality 35mm film (TMax 100).