I have an SX-28, and no, your face does not look like that when you are holding an SX-28 like that — or at least, mine doesn’t.
(From Radio Craft, March 1942)
On 15 March 2020 President Ramaphosa declared a State of Disaster. He has just renewed it, officially into the third year.
The State of Disaster gives Government the right to make rules as they seem fit, and we went into lockdown from March 26, supposedly for 21 days — three weeks.
President Ramaphosa on Monday (23/03) announced the lockdown in South Africa for 21 days from March 26 to April 16, 2020, to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Yea, right. It lasted into May, when they eased it a little bit, but parts of it are still with us, two years later. And here we are. They’re not letting go of that sweet, sweet power.
There is obviously still some money left to steal.
* Robert A. Heinlein, The Man Who Sold the Moon.
The Cape Town Amateur Radio Club traditionally has a flea market at the beginning of March. This year I didn’t take anything to sell, and strictly speaking I didn’t buy anything either — I said “ooh nice!” the fellow said “take it” so I gave him R20 and said “take it”.
“SEC” is probably Something Electronic Company, there’s a “JAPAN” sticker on the back.
Inside is fairly mundane, a tapped transformer, a selenium rectifier which dates it to the late fifties / early sixies, a pi filter with two caps and a resistor, a series light bulb “O.C.L.” and a couple meters and associated resistors.
It’s pretty, it’s going on the shelf.
Let’s say you have some mince, and you feel like a curry. Get out your Dutch Oven.