Anyone who has looked me up on QRZ or who has been following this blog for a while will be aware of the fact that one of my most prized home-built kit rigs is the Norcal 2N2/40. It’s a great little performer, and after I sell my FT-817 (which I plan to do soon), will be my main radio. I key it with the AA0ZZ EZ Keyer from 4SQRP and it’s a lot of fun to use. The best thing about the 2N2 series of radios is their low-noise receivers. On top of that the kit was very well produced – great circuit board and excellent documentation, making the process of putting it together an extremely enjoyable one. Imagine my interest when I discovered yesterday that Jim has designed a low-noise receiver for 40M which is available as a kit for just $50 from 4SQRP. It’s called the SS-40, which stands for Stable and Sensitive, and you can get it here.
Boy, am I tempted! The following picture is from the website of 4SQRP. I keep telling myself, “I do not need another 40M receiver. I do not need another 40M receiver, I do not need…………..”