There are a few QSO's I will never forget. My first QSO, my first EME QSO, my first DX on 160 meters, and a few other very special radio moments. Another of those sure to be memorable moments came on the evening of November 9, 2011, when it was my great honor and privilege to work Steve, VE7SL, who was testing his Hull Hartley transmitter with its new 160 meter coils. 160 is my favorite band. Nothing says 1920s ham radio quite like the unique appearance of a Hull Hartley transmitter. If that isn't enough, Steve's web site was a major inspiration to me when I became interested in vintage radio. I did know when and where Steve would be operating, but honestly didn't expect to hear a low power signal from that area so early in the evening. As it turned out, I heard him getting the transmitter on frequency even before his first CQ! It was pure radio magic! Sadly I was using modern gear at the time, as I did not have 160 meter coils for my TNT transmitter. Here are some sound clips from the QSO.
Clip #1 (I think he was a bit surprised too)
Clip #3 (strongest at the end)
NE1S on 80m with his 1929 Hartley
NE1S on 40m with his 1929 TNT
N4GJV on 80m with his 1929 Hartley
N4GJV on 40m with his 1929 Hartley. I switched to a narrow filter during the middle part.
VE3LYX on 80m with his Hartley Don is the low pitched signal.
VE3LYX on 40m with his Hartley
K4JYS on 40m with his 1929 Hartley as heard at K4OAH
K4JYS on 40m with his 1929 Hartley as heard on a Hallicrafters SX110 at WX3K
Preliminary 20m test - sometime in 2011 I guess
160m December 14, 2014 as heard at WA3MEJ
80m December 14, 2014 as heard at NF1O
40m December 14, 2014 as heard at NF1O
Last update January 4, 2022