Author: Michael Watterson

Herge-2

The finalised design has a generous gain Audio Amplifier that can even drive a loudspeaker via a transformer and actually needs a volume control on stronger stations! The finished Hergé radio (with reaction for volume)   The theory is that

herge-radio-1

 We’ll call this 1 valve Regenerative Radio “The Hergé” in honour of his research and attention to detail. (fun stories too) Hergé wrote that strip (in French) for the Belgian newspaper in 1934 or 1935 just after the Japanese invaded

Experimenting with 1j18b

Experimenting with Russian Rod Pentodes Here is Russian 1j18b (aka 1zh18b, 1sh18b really 1Ж18Б ) on IC breadboard. The 1j24b and 1j29b are actually better purchases. Testing 5.4MHz Hartley Oscillator at 16V and 25V. 1j18b with 1.2V NiMH for filament

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