Archive for May, 2010

Video breakthrough

May 21, 2010

We are now showing our regenerative receiver and new – to be released – audio amplifier – operating on the  75 and 80 Meter amateur radio band.  Click on the proper spot on the www.pastimeprojects.com home page and it takes you into ‘You Tube’.  There are – as of today – two clips; one showing SSB operation and one showing CW operation.  Will add more later.  Sorry about the static.  It was a stormy night when we attached the set to the 80/40 trap dipole..  We have been advised there is another way to show the videos directly on the home page. Will see how that works.  73 Glenn

A Value worth sharing

May 17, 2010

How about a portable receiver that can monitor Single Sideband (SSB) ham stations for under $100.00?  Well, we found one! And with an additional short wave AM FM short wave emergency radio and a Grundig AN200 antenna included in the package.  We purchased this package and are very pleased with the purchase. Too many features and details to mention here but please click on 

http://www.universal-radio.com/    On the home page upper left of the web site look under “special offers”.  Then click on Grundig G-4000A . You will find the Special which includes the Grundig G-4000A, the Eton FR350 emergency radio and the Grundig AN200 passive antenna all for the special price of $99.99 plus shipping and taxes (where applicable).  You can also reach them at 1-800-431-3939 for ordering or area code 614-866-4267 for information.  We dealt with Universal Service since we attended Ohio State University in the 1950’s.  They have been around for a long time,  and I believe that is the result of a small business founded on honesty and trust.  Give them a try.  Glenn NN8G   pastimeprojects@yahoo.com

Video problems

May 6, 2010

The video that we took with our little “Flip” camera shows the Pastime Regenerative Receiver in operation using the new Pastime audio amplifier kit.  The video was short clips of the receiver copying 75/80 meter SSB, AM, and CW on a recent evening.  It is THE way to demonstrate the receiver and amplifier set up.  Fantastic results captured on the camera!  Unfortunately,  the conversion of Flip video to our web page turns out to be complicated.  The hardware/software folks are working on it,  and we give them credit for the progress being made.

Meanwhile, our focus has to be manufacturing and releasing all these kits we have in progress.  We will take the video to clubs and hamfests as time allows.  We will not attend Dayton this year.  73  Glenn