Heathkit DX-60 AM Net

W9RMB, Pete, SK

Friends 0 Comments 10/25/2020 

Pete was a frequent check-in with his Johnson Ranger & Hammarlund receiver


Posted By: Bradley Stone (stonebs)

The DX-60 held a time of silence to observe the passing of Pete, W9RMB on the 10/25/2020 net.  Pete was first licensed in 1973, and was active in both vintage sideband and AM modes from his shack in Glenview, IL.  

W9RMB (SK) Shack"

"First licensed in 1973 as a novice for 2 yrs. Next license in 1997 as a Novice again. Moved up to Tech Plus then General then Advanced and finally Extra. My first interest in radio was building Knight Kits and Heathkits and of course the Allied Radio Catalog! I did manage to get a National SW-54 reciever in about 1956 and heard many hams and foreign broadcasts to spur my interest even more. I just have always had the interest through all of these years and finally have gotten active in my 50s !I'mgladI was able to qualify with at least a 13 wpm code test!!I managed to get WAS and DXCC awards with a WAC for good luck! I hope to add more countries to my list, possibly a WAZ and also improve my Morse Code profeciency. All my equipment is 25 to 50 years old ,but gee, it gets the job done and is fine with me. (I love the stuff) On Saturday mornings I can usually be heard checking in to the Midwest Classic Radio Net at 7:30 AM (Central) on 3.885 MC (AM only) with my Johnson Ranger and either a Hammarlund HQ-180 or a Hallicrafters SX-100 also the DX-60 net on Sundays on 3,880 mc. at 7;00 AM Mi. time. Mike N8ECR is the Net control and a pretty good one at that! There is also a newer net, The Vintage SSB Net. on Sat. after the Midwest net on or about 3.840mc. (Better not check in with a newer transistor only machine or you will be subject to much rath from all the other net members!) Pat WB9GKZ is usually the net control op. (See you there) They are all great guys, great hams and the nets are, as well.I guess my story is typical but I still am glad to have the chance to be a Radio Amateur. I enjoy the hobby and all the great people I am able to know.73 Pete"

    Masamichi Yamamoto (Masa, AB9MQ) is a long-time check-in and contributor to the DX-60 net.  This transmitter showed up on EBay, and Masa was lucky enough to have won it."This model TX-88 is prior to Mr. Takada JH1AMH's TX-88A model.  This is very rare to find on the market.  This is the original design on TX-88 series.  TX-88, TX-88A, and TX-8...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  03/01/2021 

W8SAJ Builds the New Noveau

Jeff provides N-75A assembly pictures
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I just got the newer updated version of the Noveau N-75A done and works great as the first one. The new board now has the older AGC external board incorporated now with surface mounted parts on the new board. Everything else is the same it seems and performs the same. I did add a power switch across the one on the back, so I can turn on and off from the front panel.73, Jeff / WA8SAJ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  04/19/2020 
   Just finished my first W9RAN Versa-TR Switch from Hayseed Hamfest and I put into a BUD box (tight fit).       I am using it with the Noveau-75 and my SDR-Play receiver & laptop, plus other receivers in a multi-coupler system I have here. The Noveau-75 now goes through the relay box and only the SDR and other receivers are used. The Noveau-75 receiver is "NOT&...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  02/09/2020 
   Above is a picture of my latest project.  After doing the transceiver thing, with a CE20A, mated to a SX-115, then the next transceiver project, a 10A mated to any Drake R4 series receiver, I had an idea.  Those transceiver projects have a lot of oscillators, and even the crystal oscillators can drift as they warm up, which requires re-zeroing the transmitter to the receiver from time to...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  10/27/2019 

Remembering Mike, N8ECR (SK)

Tributes and pictures submitted by net membership
Category: Friends
If you have some pictures or a small tribute you'd like to submit in memory of our former net control, please send them to brad@nb9m.com or W8TOW.dx-60.net for inclusion here.Here is Mike N8ECR at the QTH of Ron/K8FG. Mike N8ECR stopped  by with his new dog, the pic was taken on 06-29-2011.Mike and Ron N8UUH would head over to my area (14mi SW of Tawas City) so we could enjoy a lunch at H...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/24/2018 
   *** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Thanks to Mike, W5KRL, for making a good copy of a DX-60 Assembly Manual....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   *** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Thanks to Mike, W5RKL, for making a good copy of a DX-60B Assembly Manual....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   *** The .PDF file is downloadable below ***There are lots of mods for the Heathkit DX60 on the internet. These include audio and PTT mods. The PTT mods address an issue with the function switch and makes switching between RX and TX more flexible. The Function wafer switch on an unmodified DX60 switches the high voltage secondary of the power transformer when going from standby (receive) to transmi...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   *** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Very crisp, legible, printable schematic.  Original link: https://www.nostalgickitscentral.com/heath/schematics/heathkit_schema_dx60b.pdf ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   ** The .PDF file is downloadable below ***One of the biggest short comings of the DX-60 is the function switch, and the need to switch the phone operation to Push-To-Talk (PTT), which should enhance the operation and save the function switch. I also wound up using a D-104 unamplified microphone with my DX-60B. Parts List: 1 – Two pin Microphone connector 2 – 6 or 12 VDC 4PDT Relay (If ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 

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