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K9QET Update
AM stalwart net control op and all-round good guy needs your thoughts and prayers

Good news!   Our AM pal K9QET is scheduled to return home soon where family members will assist in his continued recovery and rehabilitation.Thanks to Jerry W9JMK for keeping us informed of John's progress and to all the midwest hams who have sent cards and notes of support while John has been hospitalized.Here's a pic of John and I at the Six Meter Radio Club/ARCI/MCRN Hamboree ...  READ MORE
ranickels
12/22/2018
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DX-60 and Mighty Elmac Nets on 75 meter AM
Great AM fun!

My buddy Larry WA9VRH worked in the printing industry in the Peoria area for years and made up this poster and printed off a bunch that were distributed at various hamfests in the area. While Mike is no longer at the mic of the "Big Rig" in Pigeon,  the nets he devoted so many hours to continue on with new net control stations.  Despite adverse propagation!   The Migh...  READ MORE
ranickels
12/16/2018
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The Mighty Elmac Net continues
Wednesday is Elmac Night!

Tonight (12/12/18) was the first Wednesday night after the untimely passing of N8ECR, the originator and net control of the Mighty Elmac Net and many have wondered what will happen to the net.  The Net will go on, most likely with a net control in Michigan,  which would mean that most participants would come from the upper midwest - at least in normal times.    But th...  READ MORE
ranickels
12/12/2018
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DX-60 Website Announced
Celebrating the fun of low-power AM

While everyone who knew Mike N8ECR is shocked and saddend by his untimely passing, we commemorate his legacy of promoting low-power AM operation with the new DX-60 Net website:  https://dx-60.net//index.cfm?key=mainMike gave tirelessly of his time and energy to provide an opportunity for AM operators in the midwest part of the country to have fun, make friends, and play radio every Sunday mor...  READ MORE
ranickels
12/09/2018
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Bob Paquette, microphone collector, passes away
The Microphone Museum, Milwaukee WI

Bob Paquette's microphone museum in Milwaukee was known internationally and he will be missed.   This photo shows only a part of his vast collection, in a 2001 visit by Harry N9CQX and Jim K9RJ (SK).   Here is the announcement from the Wisconsin Antique Radio Club:Subject: Bob Paquette Sr. 1929-2018Friends of WARCI, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing...  READ MORE
ranickels
12/04/2018
Radio Friends
Mike Beachy N8ECR - SK
"If there's a ham radio heaven, they've got a hell of a net control operator"

Dedicated AM operator and long-time net control for the DX-60 and Mighty Elmac nets,  Mike Beachy N8ECR became a silent key on Sat. Dec. 1, 2018.     This is very sad news for all of us who have enjoyed talking with Mike for many years.   I've never met Mike in person but through the bonds of ham radio he was a good friend.  RIP Mike. Mike’s S...  READ MORE
ranickels
12/04/2018
Radio Friends
Take the Boatanchor Survey!
Let authors and organizers know what you're interested in

Take the Vintage Radio Interest Survey:  https://tinyurl.com/boatanchorsurvey This survey is intended to better understand your vintage radio-related interests for use by vintage radio authors, product developers, and event organizers.Entering your email address helps to ensure the quality of the survey and enables you to receive an Executive Summary of the survey results when it is comp...  READ MORE
ranickels
11/13/2018
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Announcing the VERSA-TR (as seen in Dec. 2018 QST)
A Versatile T/R solution for SDRs and vintage radios

Inexpensive Software Defined Radios offer excellent performance and value for hams and SWLs, but they lack key features that are needed for actual use on the air:Provision for automatically muting the speakers when transmitting, to eliminate overloading and audio feedback.A sidetone to monitor CW keying. SDRs do not provide a CW sidetone, and even worse, the time delay resulting from digital signa...  READ MORE
ranickels
11/11/2018
New Product Announcements
Welcome to the new RAN Technology Inc. Website
Bookmark this site!

The new RAN Technology Inc. /  W9RAN webpage is on the air!   Please bookmark this page and check back often for news and information ranging from vintage radio to the latest developments in Software Defined Radio. ...  READ MORE
ranickels
11/10/2018
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