Dave's Homemade Tube Radios

Single Triode BCB Regen Dual 1t4 Pentode BCB Regen Hybrid Tube BCB Regen

Single Triode Regen

2 Tube BCB Regen

Hybrid Tube Regen

3 Tube All Wave Reflex Radio Shortwave Regen

3 Tube All Wave

Reflex Radio


4 Tube Radio Shortwave Regen

4 Tube MW Set

"Pentaflex" Shortwave

Single 3Q5 Regen

1D8 Shortwave

Breadboard Radio


Single Tube DX Radio

Acorn Tube DX Radio

Single Tube Radio

Sig Gen Conversion


All Wave 1625

Loop Radio

Hikers Radio

1 Tube Superhet

Variocoupler Regen

12L6 DX Radio

1J24B Loop Radio


2 Tube Regenerator

Compactron Radio

7C5 Loctal Regen

Hi Friend! Thanks for showing up. This is my second homemade radio page. The first is my homemade crystal set page. I got so excited about this homebrew project, I decided to make some tube sets too.

I would like to tell you a little about my background. My interest in radio goes back to around 1955 when I was 5 years old. My dad used to repair radios before I was around. Luckily he got into something that actually paid real money. Luckily too, he kept all the old radio stuff. I started soldering and fiddling before I was 10 years old. My dad had earned his Amateur Radio license, and I tagged along. I learned a lot.

For the next 25 years, I put together many projects, tube and semiconductor. I earned my Novice ham ticket in 1965. This only accelerated the building. I was a nerd before it was popular. I just sat in my cellar and played with my Weller as someone once said.

I built quite a few crystal radios, but never any regenerative radios. These pages will describe the regen sets that I am working on. I do these pages in near real-time. If I am waiting for parts to come on or the shellac to dry, I pop into the computer room and type a few lines of code.

73, Dave - N2DS

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