Sunday, December 7, 2014

Well, here I am again...

     Hello everyone! I am back after a long hiatus. I am sorry for such a big break. I must admit that I forgot about this blog for a while. I have had some things come up in school that require extra work on my part, so that came first in my schedule.
     I don't think I have much news in the typewriter department, other than the fact that I received my first Woodstock typewriter as a gift from my grandfather. It is a very well built machine. Without any work into it, I think it types better than many of my other desktop machines. It sure is a beauty, too. He also gave me an old Stenograph from 1912, I think. It doesn't really work, and is not in very good shape, but it is very neat!
     In other news, I am doing well with my pen making. I am sorry I don't have any pictures to show you, maybe next time? I just finished getting two ready for a customer, and broke one for the same customer that I was just about ready to turn. Great job on my part...
     One more thing before I go. The military teletype machine, which is in fact a radio teletype, has introduced me to HAM Radios. I am very interested in getting started, but I have no idea where to start. Do any of you know anything about amateur radios? If so, please let me know. Are there any books on the subject that stand out as better than the rest? I have heard that some of the ARRL books are considered to be the HAM Radio Bible, but which ones should I get?

Thanks for reading, even after all this time. Have a great week!


1 comment:

  1. Have no fear of posting when you have time. Blogging is a hobby and like any hobby must take a back seat to education. Never stop learning.

    Good to have you back posting though. As for ham radio good you are interested in it. RTTY, as it is called, is only one of the many many facets of amateur radio.
    Start here. There are links that you can follow to find answers to many questions including license exams in your area. Many times clubs and licensed amateurs in you area will be posted. There are many ways to get started. The FCC license database will also list all the licensees in your area by searching on your city and state. You may have a ham who is willing to mentor you near-by. There are several sites where you can practice the exam too, is an example.
    DE Bill, AI4WM