Dave Richards AA7EE

April 12, 2015

New Solid State Regen Discussion Group

Filed under: Amateur Radio,homebrew radio — AA7EE @ 6:06 pm
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I had meant to tell you about the new online discussion group for regen builders in the last post, but it slipped my mind. Sometimes, when writing blog-posts, my big concern is to get it finished, so I can put it behind me and move on to the next new, interesting thing. In the midst of the push to do this, things sometimes get forgotten.

The bright side is that now, this subject gets it’s own post, and may get a little more attention as a result. Professor Vasily Ivanenko of Popcorn QRP fame, has started a new regen discussion group on Google+, designed specifically for discussion of solid state regens, You can find it here. Not too many members yet, but it’s very new. There’s a good discussion group on Yahoo Groups, called RegenRX, which tends towards discussion of tube designs (though solid state is discussed there also). I used to really enjoy Yahoo Groups, but have never been able to make peace with the newer interface. I think it’s less user friendly, and my visits are limited as a result. There is also discussion of regens, as well as other simple receivers, on The Radio Board, run by Dave Schmarder N2DS and Jim Kearman KR1S.  It’s a discussion board with a classic and uncomplicated interface. Nice and clean looking, no drama, very agreeable, and full of good information and communication, as well as an attentive and dutiful moderator.

I tend not to participate a great deal in online discussion groups, preferring to make a few posts, then duck out and leave everyone else to it. However, I couldn’t resist joining this one. I hope you will too.



  1. Thanks for the links to the regen discussions, Dave!

    Comment by Doug — April 13, 2015 @ 2:43 am | Reply

    • You’re welcome Doug – and it’s good to have you in the group!

      Comment by AA7EE — April 13, 2015 @ 3:53 am | Reply

  2. Thats interesting stuff Dave, I cut my teeth with Regen’s 40 years ago aged 12! 73 Steve

    Comment by Steve — April 24, 2015 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

    • They’re interesting receivers, that’s for sure Steve!

      Comment by AA7EE — April 24, 2015 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  3. Is he a professor now? Ha, Ha.

    Comment by SeanS6 — May 20, 2015 @ 11:54 pm | Reply

    • Yes, but we just call him prof, or simply V. 🙂

      Comment by AA7EE — May 21, 2015 @ 12:11 am | Reply

  4. Dave,

    Thanks for your plug for The RadioBoard. Hope to see you there more often!


    Jim, KR1S

    Comment by Jim, KR1S — May 12, 2016 @ 10:14 pm | Reply

    • You’re welcome Jim – you have a fine discussion board. I’m not doing much in the way of homebrew these days, but will poke my nose through the door from time to time!

      73 for now,


      Comment by AA7EE — May 13, 2016 @ 12:52 am | Reply

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