PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 373


PSE take a look at:

Note: Prices are without import costs / taxes.

73, Jan . PA3CLQ


New Bug Cord

One of my daughters wanted to know what to get me for Christmas this year.

I asked for some fabric lamp cord I found on

Cloth lamp cord at:

Today, after getting the stereo connector wired up correctly for duplex wire, I got everything put together with it and got it all hooked up.

It didn’t quite turn out as I had imagined it would after having looked at other pictures of old bugs wired up with fabric cord, but I think it turned out pretty good.

I did this just for nostalgic / aesthetic reasons.

73, Joel - W4JBB



If you eBay, this cord is cheaper there...... other colors are available also:

25' Black Twisted Cloth Covered Wire, Antique Lamp Cord, Vintage Fan Cord

73, Bill - W0EJ


Antenna Question

In reference to the loop antenna arrangement, here is a link to an article I put together a couple of years ago regarding my horizontal loop.

It can be found in the October, 2012 issue of "QNI - The NTS Newsletter:"

The article is entitled "A Big Signal." It has some photos, covers the techniques used for feeding the antenna, a parts list and other ideas, which may prove helpful.

By the way, in case anyone is interested, back issues of "QNI - The NTS Newsletter" can be found on the Texas CW Net Web Page (and other locations on the web) at:

The Newsletter is intended primarily for ARES and NTS volunteers, but there are other articles that may be of interest to SKCC members.

73, Jim Wades, WB8SIW



Telephone vs Telegraph circuits..

Speaking of noisy circuits, I spent a few weeks in the 60's as second trick op at "YD" Wisconsin St. Yard in Indianapolis.

The phone system in the yard was a "grounded" system ..... using earth return for one side.

It was very hard to understand anybody, due to the constant 60 cycle (Hertz) hum on the line.
73, Skip Luke


DKARS Magazine februari 2015

Beste mede amateur, In deze mail staat een link waarop het achtste DKARS-Magazine is te downloaden.
De Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society is een stichting die de belangen wenst te behartigen van ALLE radioamateurs binnen het gehele Koninkrijk der Nederlanden.

Namens de Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society wens ik je veel leesplezier nadat je op deze link hebt geklikt:

73 namens de DKARS
Peter de Graaf
Secretaris DKARS


You might be interested in Morse Code Tools.
It will take a text file, RSS feed (Yahoo has good ones), Twitter feed, and produce the sound of American/Railroad Morse.

Several selectable sounder styles.

See this video:
The video starts with International Morse with various sound effects, then goes to American at 2:13. It will key a sounder with the right interface (described in the help file).
[MorseKOB] MTC Web Page.  Bob


Between the Ocean and the Lakes - The Story of Erie (Rail Road), by Edward H. Mott

This file contains two chapters excerpted from Between the Ocean and the Lakes - The Story of Erie, by Edward H. Mott, published initially in 1899.

These chapters cover the coming of the telegraph to the Erie Railroad and the role of Erie Superintendent Charles Minot in creating the system for the movement of trains by train order.

This portion begins on page 415 of the book.
The entire book is available on Google Books

and can be read on-line or downloaded, both FREE.
(PDF file courtesy of Abram Burnett)
73 - Warren


3D-Printers a.s.o

An CONRAD Production.


Morserunner & Pileuprunner by Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA


K2RFP QSL Cardmaker

The K2RFP QSL cardmaker program has been updated.
Get it here
Dick. k2rfp


The Sound of Space.

Hello friends,
As users of HF bands, we depend on various solar and geomagnetic events.

We all already saw amazing pictures of solar flares, earth auroras etc., but have you ever dreamed of hearing the sound produced by these spectacular

Listen to "The Sound of Space", an excellent program produced by BBC Radio 4:

Use headphones for a better experience.
Clips and related links are available in the webpage.
Have a nice weekend gentlemen, BCNU.
73, Yann, F5LAW.

My simple website about Gigantic DF-Antennas

Part 1 "DF-Antenna Wullenweber Array"

Part 2 "DF-Antenna USSR Variants"

Part 3 "DF-Antenna USA Variants"

Next Part 4 "USSR OTHRA DUGA 1,2 & 3" at: