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Image 4KC3CH Completes Valiant Restoration

The front panel and VFO cover silkscreen and paint are completed. (Thanks to Chuck Hurley) Super nice work Chuck!
Knobs are buffed out. pointers are repainted.
The electrical work is done. Lastly I am masking off the transformers and going to give them a shot of gloss black.
This one is a gem.

Been two years since I started this one. I guess the move didn’t help. It was nice to have a week off to enjoy the new work bench and play radio. The valiant project should be completed & on the air by the end of August.

Thanks to all the restorers in the group for inspiration over the past 10 years. Dr Harlin, Stan, Adrian…….When I look back at my first one (ranger 1)
I picked up a few skills along the way.

What a great hobby!
PS 3885 is a winner.

Randy, KC3CH

VR6TC SK at age 77

Posted: August 27, 2013 by w1gud in SK
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VR6TC SK  at age 77

(NY TIMES) Tom Christian direct descendant of Bounty Mutiny’s Leader dies on Pitcairn. As The Sunday Star-Times of Auckland wrote this week, “Tom Christian — along with the late King Hussein of Jordan — was the most popular contact in the ham radio world.”

May 2013 -13th NEAR-Fest Breaks Attendance Records

Warren W1GUD being interviewed by WMUR-TV Manchester, NH at Near-fest. We also got coverage in the Manchester Union Leader, the state’s largest newspaper

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Amazing New in Box Collins 180 Tuner

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Near-Fest Fund Raised for the One Fund Boston

Near-Fest Fund Raised for the One Fund Boston