(photo courtesy of VE3AWA)
For those of you seeking information on how to get started in building '29-style, sifting through information sources can often be time-consuming and confusing. This page will take you directly to some of the 'good stuff' and hopefully inspire you to pick up the soldering iron and get started!
You should also know that the search for era-appropriate parts does not have to be your first priority and a stumbling-block, as all of these '29 circuits can be built with modern day components ... older parts can be accumulated over time. It's just the tube itself that needs to be authentic if you wish to use your new transmitter in the annual Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party, often referred to as the "BK". Tube information is discussed in the links below.
Links For '29-Builders
AN INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING '29 STYLE - "What type of tube should I use?"
BUILDING '29 STYLE - "What type of transmitter should I build"?
BUILDING A 1929 STYLE TNT TRANSMITTER. - Construction details of my TNT.
BUILDING THE HULL HARTLEY TRANSMITTER - Construction details of my Hartley Oscillator.
BUILDING A 1930s MOPA TRANSMITTER - Construction details of my MOPA (Master Oscillator Power Amplifier) Transmitter.
A GALLERY OF 1929 STYLE TRANSMITTERS - My photo collection of other hams creations! At last count, over 70 transmitters of various types.
BUILDING A 1929 HARTLEY OSCILLATOR - WA9WFA describes his Hartley oscillator project using a '27'.
BUILDING A 1929 HARTLEY OSCILLATOR - WA5BDU describes his Hartley oscillator construction using a '27'.
THE AWAGroup - An ioGroup focused on the building and operating of rigs from the 20s to the early 40s.
Get all of your questions answered here as well as construction guidance, building hints and classic QST articles from the era.
THE ANTIQUE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION (AWA) - Sponsors of the '29 BK Party and other vintage operating events.
WØVLZ VIDEO - These videos are powerful stuff for the would-be '29-builder ... my first viewing of these got me instantly hooked. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Niel introduces his 1929 station. Very inspiring!
WØVLZ VIDEO - Niel explains his push-pull '10's transmitter.
WØVLZ VIDEO - Niel demonstrates his push-pull '10's TNT transmitter. Exciting stuff!
N2OUV VIDEO - Joe demonstrates his inspiring little TNT.
THE WØVLZ WEB SITE - Read the details of Niel's numerous vintage construction projects from a true master-builder.
BUILDING A '10' HARTLEY OSCILLATOR - ABØCW describes his '10' Hartley construction.
A 1924 'SENDING SET' FOR $25 - KØSM's superb reproduction of a very early Hartley oscillator.
SOUNDS OF THE BK - A short 40m bandscan of a recent BK afternoon.
MORE SOUNDS OF THE BK - BK and '29 rigs recorded at N1BUG.
A BK-WINNING TRANSMITTER! -The beautiful N1BUG TNT!
THE IMPORTANCE OF 1929 - For those that ask, "Why all the fuss?" My four-part series on what we owe to "the boy's of '29" and the ARRL's crucial role.
THE IMPORTANCE OF 1929 - PART 2.
THE IMPORTANCE OF 1929 - PART 3.
THE IMPORTANCE OF 1929 - PART 4.