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A Versatile Crystal Calibrator

Build The Hackit & Bodge Crystal Calibrator

Hackit & Bodge Crystal Calibrator – completed prototype

A while ago, I played around with changing the transmit and receive frequencies of a cheap FM Wireless Microphone rig. The only equipment I had was a trusty old Alnico scanner bought in the nineties. Although this was sufficient (or so [...]

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Re-create The Hackit & Bodge SGV1 Signal Generator

A JFET-based Franklin oscillator reprises 50’s valve design in this rough & ready 400KHz- 12MHz offering.

Hackit & Bodge Signal Generator – Recreated Prototype

Yep, I believe mine was built using a couple of EF80 TV pentodes – ‘cos they cost – nothing!
My memory of it is shaky, but quirky and temperamental are adjectives that spring [...]

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Brainstorming – a story.

Most of us have been in situations at our work, where someone has been parachuted in on us from above, given a position of responsibility and/or authority not merited by their ability. It is particularly galling for those of us to have to stand by and watch a project fail, powerless to intervene because of [...]

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Have you seen this man?

Have you been affected? Call our helpline for constructive counselling.

Do not approach

Touting himself as a retired FSB operative, but believed by police to be an active Azerbajani bus conductor, he is wanted in connection with a spate of PC power supply failures in the Cullercoats area. Sometimes alone, but at other times being known [...]

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Is/are your question(s) really essential?

Well if it is, then please contact me – otherwise..

There is always a price for popularity. Let me explain.

Recent examination of statistics for my sites connectable.org.uk and joebrown.org.uk revealed an aggregate of over 3 million hits last year. These figures are a doubling of those the previous year, and the 1st three months of this [...]

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