Early Ham Years
Finally got my Novice License in 1976
My first major kit: the Heathkit HR-1680 Single Sideband Ham Receiver.
Mated with my first Transmitter kit: the Ameco AC-1. Enter the World of CW.
6V6GT Oscillator Tube coupled directly to the antenna. A great Chirp generator.
Then upgraded to the Knight kit T-150 Transmitter and entered the world of AM.
Don’t forget to dip the plate current!
Finally upgraded to the Heathkit SB-401 and became a SSB Operator.
Working with the ARES during the Simulated Emergency Test in 1978