There was all manner of geekery on display, and despite weather so rainy that we missed about a third of the flea market, I had a great time and I hope Turk Turon did, too. When a storm blew through about four o'clock, the flea market folks all covered up and once it was over, there was only about an hour left. So they did what the rest of us did: mill around inside, where there are also plenty of interesting things.
Alas, a scratchy throat that morning was a bit more so when we returned and I've got a full-fledged sore throat this morning. And etc. Slept in and that helped. Also had a calf cramp at some point and the usual knot has me limping. Was it worth it? Yes. Yes, it was.
|It's a cart machine. A first-generation one!|
|Homemade transmitter -- pretty sure the cabinet was once a Motorola two-way base transmitter, 1950s-vintage.|
|The light blue think is a Racal receiver, a very high-end communications receiver from the UK. They don't make 'em like that any more, but they should.|
|Tools, tools, tools!|
|Scale-model towers -- scaled for the two-meter ham band, just above 140 MHz. Yes, they work.|