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1964 DX Sleeper! "Craftsman"

Nothing to do with Sears.

I thought it was a Sears product, much to the amusement of my tech friends at

I took some razzing for that one.

Built like a tank, TRF, 18 transistors (same count as the Zenith Transoceanic), the same and on some bands better than the T/O, about half the weight and a handle solid as a rock that won't break when you lift it too fast, truly portable.

I turned it on, scratchy volume and tuning, but wall to wall signals on the a.m. band, f.m., and VHF.

This one is going to the master Tech's shop,
maybe even add a bigger ferrite bar!

The dx sleeper of my dreams has arrived!

Oh - it has different colored light bars that light up for each band!

Groovy, baby!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Tue Jan 21, 2020, 08:23 PM (0 replies)

Who, ME??!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:50 PM (0 replies)

The Rubicon has been crossed

For better or worse.

All that's left to do is pray.
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:40 PM (11 replies)


Good God, Y'all!

The occasional skip of the videotape makes this a great time capsule.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:33 PM (3 replies)

Oh joy
Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Jan 3, 2020, 10:53 AM (14 replies)

Iraqi Army and CT Forces Surrounding Green Zone
Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:56 AM (18 replies)

Time for the FISH CHEER! (NSFW)

Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:17 AM (4 replies)

"We need to be prepared that we're now at war"

"Some current and former U.S. officials, as well as veteran Iran observers, said the killing was an escalatory move far beyond what they had ever expected.

“There’s no chance in hell Iran won’t respond,” said Afshon Ostovar, an expert on Soleimani and author of “Vanguard of the Imam” a book about Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The strike, which also reportedly killed Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was traveling in the same convoy as Soleimani, even astonished some members of the Trump administration who said killing the Iranian general had never been seriously considered.

“I can’t believe it,” one U.S. official said. “The immediate concern for me is: What’s the next step from Iran? Is this the beginning of a regional conflagration?”

A former U.S. official who dealt with the Middle East said the strike was especially notable because it targeted the leader of a state apparatus, as opposed to a non-state actor.

“We need to be prepared that we’re now at war,” he said."

Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:13 AM (7 replies)

Citizen C.I.A.

"Calling all Americans of above-average intelligence
College graduates, apply today
Come decimate dictatorships and overthrow regimes
In exotic far-off places the vacation of your dreams
You'll assemble puppet governments and play the hand of God
We're an equal-opportunity crime fighting squad
Citizen C.I.A., Citizen C.I.A
Now I've trained an army for my kids to fight one day
We'll teach them all of our secrets, and then we'll walk away
We're knee-deep in guerillas, yeah the party never stops
United States of America, undercover cop
Citizen C.I.A., Citizen C.I.A
You said I'd be working with Sydney, man this sucks"
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:35 PM (0 replies)

Not a Limp Biskit fan, but....

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:24 PM (2 replies)
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