Tuesday, 23 December, 2003
I finished cleaning up my Hallicrafter's transmitter (see December 19) over the last few days, checked the fuse, and plugged into the Variac. I took a good 6 hours to bring it up to full power, and was rewarded with a nice glow from all the vacuum tubes. I took a few shots without the flash, but the tubes just didn't provide enough light to make a decent picture. I guess there's still some use for analog cameras: fast film.
I've gone about as far as I can without help. It'll be next week before I can take it to a friend's house for further testing.