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I have a friend in New Jersey who said he
could fix my TS-520S for free. I live in
Connecticut so I would have to ship it
to him. (He does things slowly, though. The
radio might not come back for a year, which is
It is a really really good radio. I bought mine
used in 1981. My favorite bands have always
been 80 and 40 cw. (That’s where it all started
for me.) I also love 10 meters, when it is open.
In that case I run sideband just because it is
quicker. As you know, you can make unbelievable
QRP contacts on ten meters when conditions are
I don’t do much ham radio because I don’t have the
time. I have the 80 meter cw contacts with my
friend on Friday nights. The transmitter is a 1 tube
6AQ5 rig that was built in a square cookie tin.
I have a lot of different receivers I can use.
Similarly, I have all these things I want to do for my
Part 15 station, but time is not really there. I have
a bunch of projects for MICRO1690/1700 that are
going slowly and will take years to complete. The
solar powered repeater is what I’m tinkering with
Until I get MICRO put back on the air with a good
AM signal, I am just using it in the house. I have
been playing lots of phonograph records. That’s
Enjoy your TS-520SE. It is a real gem.