Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dayton Hamvention 2012

I went to the Dayton Hamvention on Saturday. Tickets were a steep $25 at the door. My friend Brian landed a BOULEVARD PRINCE for $20. This is a tube powered PA amp from the late '50s or early '60s. As you can see in this photo I got a SHURE SM57 for $10, and a RAMSEY digital multimeter (ohms to 2M!) for another $10. I also bought a pair of 12AT7 tubes. All of these items worked for Brian and I, except for one. I bought a DIRECTV satellite box for $10 knowing it was a gamble. I plugged it in to the satellite dish and it worked, but too well. After it booted up it checked in with the intergallactic command center and then told me that it's registration had expired. In the trash it goes. If you get this update in an email, you can click on the link here and it will take you to the web site where you can enlarge the photo.