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Staying Drunk in Russia!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:08 PM (3 replies)

Zenith 1963 790YK Super Navigator

Enroute frim epay.

No pcb, hand wired the time consuming built to last way.

Has a.m., s.w., l.w., tuned rf, settings for direction finding, battery saver, and a factory optional bfo attachment was made to fit this.

Mine is in working condition, excellent cosmetic.

Vintage iron.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:04 PM (0 replies)

Russian newspapers show rare solidarity with detained, beaten journalist

Russian newspapers show rare solidarity with detained, beaten journalist
Source: CBS News

Moscow -- In a show of rare solidarity, Russia's three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist. Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline "I am/We are Ivan Golunov," calling for a transparent probe into the case of the prominent investigative journalist.

Golunov, who works for the independent website Meduza, was beaten and kept in custody for 12 hours without a lawyer after he was stopped by police in Moscow on Thursday. He was transferred to house arrest on Saturday following a public outpouring of support, but he still faces drug dealing charges that could send him to prison for as much as 20 years.

The circumstances of the journalist's arrest have alarmed the media community. In an apparent attempt to portray Golunov as a professional drug dealer, police on Friday released several photos, reportedly from Golunov's home, of what appeared to be a drugs lab before they retracted the statement, saying that the pictures were taken elsewhere.

Golunov rose to prominence with his investigations into corruption at the Moscow City Hall, the crime-ridden funeral industry and the murky food markets.

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There have been recent threats after Golunov's reporting on corruption in Moscow's funeral business.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:22 AM (0 replies)

Campfire Cooking - Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag!

Neat trick!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:37 AM (3 replies)

70's Outlaws

Such as myself.

A long lost friend and comrade in arms.

Mine was silver with black Superbee stripes.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Jun 9, 2019, 07:00 PM (6 replies)

Soul Sunday

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Jun 9, 2019, 06:06 PM (0 replies)

Even Soft Rock Kicked Psychedelic Ass in 1970!

I was testing my 1961 Zenith Wavemagnet 12 tube MJ-1035 stereo, tuned in the local oldies station.

First it was Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever", followed by Bread from 1970.

The stereo indicator light glowed bright red, filling the room with mesmerizing stereo.

Not at all like hearing it on your ipad, this set has a soul.

There's a reason I collect this shit.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Jun 9, 2019, 04:14 PM (7 replies)

Easter Eggs for HITLER!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Jun 9, 2019, 01:08 PM (2 replies)

Went to a "Silent Key" auction today...

Never been to one before.
I didn't know the operator, but the auction hall was full of familiar faces, all guys I'd talked to on the air.
At the refreshment stand outside, a rather tall gentieman engaged me in conversation. Said he was not a ham, but was thinking of becoming one. He told me he played clarinet, and that learning to associate sounds with finger movements seemed similar to morse code.

Went in and he sat near me. There was tons of equipment, the late operator was a MARS guy all the way back to Vietnam.

I was hoping for some portable sw sets, but this was all Collins, Kenwood, and the like. Some of those sets went for big bucks.

The guy I had spoken to grimaced after a pricey item went for next to nothing, got up and left.

There was lots of joking around and laughing, the auctioneer is a friend of mine with a great sense of humor.

One of the hams helping the auctioneer
with product descriptions refered to a box of assorted parts as a "box of junk".
The auctioneer corrected him. "We don't use the "J" word around here. Do they make a filter to go between hams brains and their mouths?" Lots of laughter.

A great telescope was among the items, for the purpose of, as the auctioneer put it, "seeing who you are talking to."

So a sad event was turned into a gathering of friends and sharing memories, and helping the widow at the same time.

Me? $40 bucks poorer, 2 nice Weller soldering guns... and a box of junk.

(I wonder if the late operator played clarinet?)
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:08 PM (4 replies)


This thing is about as sensitive as my hard head.

Not sure what the issue is.

Highly praised, not in same galaxy as Panasonic fr-2200, or even my 1975 G.E. P4990A.

I am pissed.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:00 PM (2 replies)
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