Originally Posted by GordM
Not a HAM guy, although I'd love to try it out someday.
But I saw this stuff at a used store in my home town that seems to be radio related, maybe you guys know what this stuff is.
Eico 320 Signal Generator
Eico 147A Signal Tracer
Heathkit CT-1 Capacitester
Maybe these things mean nothing to you guys, but they seem like something that involves radios. Just thought I'd post and see what you though. Cheers!
Yes they do belong in the world of radios...all are test equiptment used to troubleshoot and repair radio gear. "Old-school" hams would know how to put them 'em to use, but the younger "appliance operators" might not.
And now-a-days, the newer radios are often too sophisticated for all but the most technical astute propellerheads to work on.
Learning how to be a ham is easier than ever and the world of ham radio is even more exotic and exciting than ever before...today, using a handheld ham radio you can talk to ham-licensed astronauts on the International Space Station as it passes overhead, send & recieve emails via radio without the internet, or operate a remote radio station anywhere in the world using a laptop and internet connection.
Get started by taking practice tests at websites like QRZ.com
. If you're in Canada, here's an Online Ham Radio Study Guide
If you wish to search for more information on the internet, here's a page from appliance pros
which has literally hundreds of online starting points on more than just amateur radio.
Best thing is to seek out a local ham radio club and pay them a visit at one of their meetings, I'm sure they will fall
all over each other to help you get started.
I can't stress enough... it's a GREAT hobby.
'73 ConwayBob KI4HEE