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YAK YAK YAK  Why anyone would want to read this is beyond me.


July 18, 2017--- During the past nine months I have made upgrades to my audio system. I replaced the AQ King Cobra interconnects with AQ Columbia. A noticable better difference. Tung-Sol tubes are now in the amp and I like their musicallity. Also, AQ Gibraltar bi-wire speaker cable replaced the Kimber 8TC. They have better definition, but are a little laid back. My system now sounds better than I've ever had. I suppose replacing the amp may be the next step up. Anyway, I'm basically happy with the changes and plan to enjoy what I've got for a while. Roll Tide!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Waiting on Pizza

Just another lazy Saturday afternoon. The wife is painting one of the bedrooms. Papa Murphy's has a special with all pizzas, all sizes, for 10 bucks. Got one in the oven right now. The wife bought the Blu-Ray of the movie Sherlock Holmes, so will watch that while stuffing the pie hole with pizza. I think I will try to work some RTTY DX later. Crank out about 400W and see what I get.

5:46 pm cdt 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Microphone adventures
I got a heck of a deal on EBay this past week. I purchased an E. F. Johnson microphone for 10 bucks. The microphone is really a Shure 550T in disguise. However, it need 13 volts to operate and the radio mic connection only supplies 5V. I just by-passed the internal amp and use it non-amplified. It what I like anyway. It works great and drives the radio easily. So now I have a Shure 550L with Johnson on it, for $10. I also wanted another mic for the Kenwood 520. I took an Astatic 877L, found an old audio transformer in my junk box, and now have a high impedance mic for the Kenwood. It made clunking sounds when keyed and un-keyed it, so I glued thin felt inside the housing to stop that. No more clunks.The total cost of that mic was $7.50. Both microphones sound excellent. I really enjoy screwing around with microphones and seeing  what I can come up with. I also changed and improved the microphone sound bites on the Random Things page.
11:02 am cdt 

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