Note from va3znw:
It was the first tube regenerative receiver
that I have made by myself. At the far times I was a thirteen
years old boy that fall into radio and certainly into amateur
radio. I already made a transistors’
then tubes’ HF converter for my old tube receiver “Muromets.”
So, I could hear amateur stations.
friend of mine, old ham (he was at the times in his forties) told
me about my converters:- “Good job! But..
what I would like to say… all the stuff
(converter and receiver) you may change for one tube receiver.
It would get the same reception.”
he gave me an old soviet magazine “Radio” with the schematic.
When the receiver was made and tuned, I discovered that the one-
tube receiver really worked almost similar to converter with “Muromets.”
Later I made several tens such receivers for 16- 13- meters but
for receiving “Voice of America” and “Radio Liberty.” The stations were jammed in the
USSR, but there were not jammed at the 16- 13
meters because the bands were not at the receivers produced in
the USSR. I ever
recorded some music from the stations. At the 70s the stations
sounded at 6- 13- meters band similar to FM stations.
first regenerative receiver I made lots different regenerative
receivers, both transistor and tube. I made lots superheterodyne
and DC receivers. But I still remember that old Radio with shabby
cover with rosin on the pages, with some strange pencil- notes
on the pages border, and that one tube receiver that by some miracle
worked like a big superheterodyne … and that exiting feeling while
tuning the capacitor’s knob…
6N8S (6H8C in Russian)