My First Ham Receiver

“This Allied Radio Knight Span Master Regenerative Receiver was sold in kit form and assembled in the 1950"s. They are a bit of a trick to tune as you have to adjust the Regeneration control almost to the point that feedback occurs to listen to an AM broadcast or just past that point for Morse code and SSB." ... This was my first ham receiver, bought in 1963 mail order from Allied Radio in Chicago. All I could afford at the time. I built it from kit myself and it WORKED! When my novice call came from the FCC (May 25, 1963) I jumped on the air with this receiver and my Knightkit T60 transmitter (I also built it from kit). Everyone told me it was impossible to make contacts with a regenerative receiver. I made plenty. Still got the logs to prove it. 😉

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