Tag Archive for oldpubs

Updates: Ten Tec, Elecraft, 73 Magazine


Just before Christmas of 2011, Wayne Greene of 73 Magazine released the entire collection of that magazine to the public domain. I posted a convenient way to download those 518 issues and that posting ranks as my all-time highest hit count so I know many hams around the world now have those 17GB of great…

91 years of “Popular Science” magazine now online


Although not downloadable, these old magazines are easily readable online thanks to hi-res scans. And they’re always interesting. The Google scans are complete and in full color – even the ads are there. Indices of most of the individual issues contain hyperlinks to feature articles making it unnecessay to scroll through numerous pages to get to…

Toroids & broadband transformer bulletins de W1FB


My initial entry into QRP was via two kits offered by Doug DeMaw W1FB (SK) 24 years ago – a small 40 meter transmitter and a 5-watt amp. Along with the kits, Doug included a handwritten letter to me with words of encouragement for my new interest in QRP. I sometimes wonder how many others he started on…

“Practical Electronics” also online


15 issues of Practical Electronics are also online as free pdf files. Most issues are from 1964-1965. Downloadable from here. . To see all downloadable magazines/catalogs linked from my site, click here. To read individual articles about radio’s past (and sometimes from the published article itself), click here. .

Three old Heathkit catalogs now online


Bill K4CIA recently uploaded three old Heathkit catalogs to his website (which contains other old docs besides Heath). They’re big files though; if you only download one of them, make it the 1958 version – it has a full schematic of all the amateur-related products. The other years are 1967 and 1969. And a kit…