In The Great State of Texas
Proud Member of the ARRL and
Radio Society of Great Britain
Also, Just recently.....
"Once you go Mac, You'll never go back!" -mal
"Amateur Radio is a Contact Sport"® -mal
"What's in your hamshack?" -mal
"It's not the Class of the license that the Amateur holds. But, the Class of the Amateur that holds the License"
"Never put a comma where God put a period"
"Ain't God Good!" - Jerry Clower
Some Texas Wisdom....
By: Various Texans
Experience can be a difficult teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson afterward.
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
Daddy always said "Never ask someone where they're from, If they're from Texas they'll let you know, If they're not you might embarrass 'em
There are three kinds of men: Those that learn by reading.
Those that learn by observation.
And the rest of us, that have to pee on the electric fence for ourselves."
"If you’re ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back ever now and then and to make sure it’s still there."
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons"
My latest project!
WW II German Peoples Radio
Built under the authority of the Third Reich
The purpose of the Volksempfänger-program was to make radio
reception technology affordable to the general public. Joseph Goebbels
realized the great propaganda potential of this relatively new medium
and thus considered widespread availability of receivers highly
Reception was extremely limited, It was designed by Otto Griessing
The Volksempfänger was designed to be produced as cheaply as possible, as a consequence they generally lacked shortwave bands and did not follow the practice, common at the time, of marking
the approximate dial positions of major European stations on its tuning
scale. Only German and Austrian stations were marked
and cheaper models only listed arbitrary numbers. Sensitivity was
limited to reduce production costs further, so long as the set could
receive Deutschlandsender and the local Reichssender it was considered
sensitive enough, although foreign stations could be received after dark
with an external antenna, particularly as stations such as the BBC increased transmission power during the course of the war.
Listening to foreign stations became a criminal offense in Nazi Germany when the war began, while in some occupied territories, such as Poland,
all radio listening by non-German citizens was outlawed (later in the
war this prohibition was extended to a few other occupied countries
coupled with mass seizures of radio sets).
Penalties ranged from fines and confiscation of radios to, particularly
later in the war, sentencing to a concentration camp or capital punishment. Nevertheless, such clandestine listening was widespread in many Nazi occupied countries and (particularly later in the war) in Germany itself. The Germans also attempted radio jamming of some enemy stations with limited success.
These receivers are extremely rare !
Most on ebay don't work and are in poor condition Tubes are extremely rare.
This one is in very good condition, although not working I do have a schematic series for all of the radios.
The design is weird, they cut corners everywhere in the design, no volume control!
Audio gain was achieved by the antenna coupling! Sensitivity must have been less than acceptable just by virtue of the design.
Volksempfänger DKE-38 The symbol of the Third Reich
Non calibrated dial, no frequencies
The chassis is in very good condition
Multi voltage 100, 120 240 Volts
All original parts !!
My most challenging restoration project!
I'm looking for the VE-301 too
Oooops Wrong manual for this radio.
My visit to the ARRL and W1AW
My visit to the ARRL and W1AW
A working wireless to telegraph board!
My Favorite Amateur Radio Gear
Got Fusion ?
Yaesu Fusion is Outstanding!
The FTM-400DR Base/Mobile and the FT-1DR-HD The FT-991A replaced the FT-847 and Motorola CDM-1250
The AOR ARD-9000 Digital Voice Modem Interfaced to the FT-897D
and the W5TXR Electronic Labs (That's Me!) EchoLink Interface
connected to the Yaesu FTM-3200
The W5TXR Electronic Labs
Multimode EchoLink Interface
Comes in 3 models
EL-1SAT Standard Serial DB-9
EL-2SAT Standard USB 2.0 (True USB port)
EL-3-SAT For Digital Radios/Repeaters, Push-Pull Audio Transceivers
Call (210) To Order
We also have a huge selection of custom shielded transceiver cables, Rack mount options and more.
Inside, Is a generous Prototype area for mods and experimenters!
My Favorite Teams
Do you know how hard it is being a Texan and being a NY Yankees fan ??
Also check out her commercial she did (In German) for German class
We love Fox News!
And One America News !
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"Amateur Radio is a Contact Sport"® -MAL
Click here to download a copy of my article that appeared in the
ARRL's QST July 2011 Issue
And.. Thanks so much for the hundreds e-mails I received as a result of the column!
Not one single negative e-mail was received. Ham's are a great bunch of folks.
Real Time Solar-Terrestrial Conditions
Amateur Radio Station
ARRL Technical Coordinator, Mississippi Section
ARRL EC, Lowndes County, Mississippi
ARRL Certified Instructor
ARRL VE / W5YI VE
14.236 Mhz USB Analog & OFDM (AOR Digital)
My wife, the lovely and gracious Nancy is K5TXR.
Mark A. Lacy
Extra Class Operator
The ARRL CW Qualifying Run !
The ARRL CW Qualifying Run 10 and 15 WPM were not to bad, 20 WPM was difficult for me and 25 was my limit. The 25 WPM took multiple attempts
The FCC 1st Class
The first time I took the test I failed it, The exam was a bitch
there was no memorizing like today's GROL
It's too bad they didn't make these good for ever.
PCIA Certified Two-Way Radio Technician (lifetime)
Located in on Columbus AFB, Mississippi
33° 38' 02'" N
088° 27' 27" W
Elevation 200' AMSL
ITU Zone 8
CQ Zone 4
Ten-Ten # 75652
I return 100% QSL Cards!
(I'm out of QSL cards but I have some on
Amateur Radio Station W5TXR
The Amateur Radio Relay League
Radio Society of Great Britain
Quarter Century Wireless Association
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Check Out Kimberly Murray's Super Real Deal
Texas Country Music!
In Loving Memory of:
CMSgt. Wendell Lamar Lacy (My Father)
January 18, 1933
October 10, 2014
William Ronald "Ronnie" Temple (Dad)
February 04, 1948
June 03, 2012
Roscoe William "Billy" Wixson
September 18, 1952
July 16, 1982
"Gone, But Never forgotten"
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