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Dear Alexander society,
How do you choose people who are allowed to key the transmitter?
Would it be possible to ‘buy’ time on the transmitter? Or does the swedish military demand that they can use the antenna almost 100% of the time?
I’ve been interested in the Alexanderson alternator since i was 18. Back then, i built a direct conversion receiver with an ECH83 tube which sort of worked. Now (8 years later) me and a friend of mine are attempting to build a 1910’s-1920’s era transmitter of ourselves, and even a little alternator based transmitter using a stepper motor. Effectively becoming the new generation who still have an understanding of how the old technology works and can be replicated.
But nothing beats the sound and smell of old machinery… If i was granted the opportunity, i wouldn’t doubt a second.
Laurens Visser PA3LS