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Ralph Slatton
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My Ham Radio Interests
I enjoy all the old stuff, particularly the vintage Heathkits. I completed a course on Radio and TV repair with the National Radio Institute in the 70s. I also served as the team chief of uhf radio carrier equipment in Grafenwohr, Germany. During my university studies, if completed two years in electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas. I used to enjoy working with timing circuits, touch sensors and relays.

Equipment
Heathkit receiver SB300; (I had the SB transmitter also, but it needs a replacement crystal.)Kenwood transceiver TS5308; Hallicrafters receiver SX110; Viking Ranger transmitter; Denton antenna tuner.

Like most of you, I've got a shed full of surplus equipment. I've got quite a few military pieces. One of my favorites looks like something from NASA, with a row of switching circuits and round indicator lights. I enjoy building stuff from scratch and used to experiment with timing circuits.

Other Interests
Currently, I hold the position of Professor in charge of Printmaking at ETSU, Department of Art and Design, since 1990. I have also held the position of Department Chair from 1999 to 2004. My degrees are BFA (1982) and MA (1986) degrees from Arkansas State University and the MFA (1990) from University of Iowa. When I'm not working on art, I play with software on my computer or just putter around on the bench.

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(actually they are art clubs)
Society of American Graphic Artists, & Asociacion Difusora Obra Graficia Internacional, Barcelona, Spain

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Name Ralph Slatton
Country United States
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My Ham Radio Interests
I enjoy all the old stuff, particularly the vintage Heathkits. I completed a course on Radio and TV repair with the National Radio Institute in the 70s. I also served as the team chief of uhf radio carrier equipment in Grafenwohr, Germany. During my university studies, if completed two years in electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas. I used to enjoy working with timing circuits, touch sensors and relays.

My Equipment
Heathkit receiver SB300; (I had the SB transmitter also, but it needs a replacement crystal.)Kenwood transceiver TS5308; Hallicrafters receiver SX110; Viking Ranger transmitter; Denton antenna tuner.

Like most of you, I've got a shed full of surplus equipment. I've got quite a few military pieces. One of my favorites looks like something from NASA, with a row of switching circuits and round indicator lights. I enjoy building stuff from scratch and used to experiment with timing circuits.

Other Interests
Currently, I hold the position of Professor in charge of Printmaking at ETSU, Department of Art and Design, since 1990. I have also held the position of Department Chair from 1999 to 2004. My degrees are BFA (1982) and MA (1986) degrees from Arkansas State University and the MFA (1990) from University of Iowa. When I'm not working on art, I play with software on my computer or just putter around on the bench.


My Radio Clubs
(actually they are art clubs)
Society of American Graphic Artists, & Asociacion Difusora Obra Graficia Internacional, Barcelona, Spain

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Remembering Heathkits 7/29/2010 4:41:10 PM (3316 views) (1 comments)

I'm not sure how Heathkits are regarded these days, but I'll always have a great fondness for them. I started with the SB400 and SB401. The transmitter never did work, so I took it all apart and carefully put it all back. It just wouldn't transmit and I think one of the oscillating crystals has gone bad. At least the receiver is working great!

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