Monthly Archives: March 2023

Refurbishing a mid 90’s Fox Model IV polypropylene bassoon

I have been on the lookout for a Model IV “plastic” bassoon for over 10 years. The reason to have a non-wooden bassoon is for outdoor gigs where you’re sitting in the hot sun – and also of course as a spare should you need to send yours in for service. However I wanted to […]

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Before email, Ham Radio “Traffic Nets” would send 25 words anywhere for free!

Back in the 90s when I first got my ham radio license, I joined the local traffic net  out of Waltham Massachusetts. This net would meet every night at the same time and served as the “last mile” delivery link for messages sent via ham radio. It was the beginning of the internet, so its […]

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