A Very Early Look At The CC-20 Beta

A few days ago, a small flat-rate Priority Mail box showed up at my doorstep. It was pretty unassuming but it held great promise, as inside was the beta kit for the Etherkit CC-20 transceiver.  Jason has been working on this transceiver kit for quite a while now, and he’s overcome many challenges but finally, […]


There have been very few times in my life when I have uttered the words “Oh my god”.  I don’t really like that particular exclamation; it’s certainly not my style. For the only the second time I can remember, I just uttered those words twice in a row when this appeared in my inbox just […]

Baby Steps Towards Solar Power

Like many, I’ve always found the idea of generating power from the sun an attractive idea. I even went as far as to calculate how many panels and batteries I would need to power my whole apartment from solar – fridge, lighting, the whole lot. Needless to say, it came out a little pricey and […]

Video Of WBR Regen

I finally got around to putting up a video of the WBR Regen on YouTube. Unfortunately, I didn’t get many good recordings of SSB – this was mainly due to band conditions and the times of day that I was recording. However, it was time for me to get this thing out so that I […]

VFO Voltage Regulation For the Norcal 2N2/40

This is not a project by any stretch of the imagination, just a minor mod.  The original plan was to post it to the Yahoo Group for the Norcal 2N2 but Yahoo re-sizes my pictures down and the detail won’t be visible afterwards, so I’m posting here. Jim K8IQY’s 2N2 series of transceivers are brilliant […]

The Messiness of Home-Brewing and The Echolink QRP Conference

The previous post felt like a triumphant one. I built N1BYT’s WBR Regen, housed it in an enclosure I also made myself and it worked very well. It was one of those home-brew projects that turn out exactly the way you’d hoped it would.  The number of positive comments received was quite overwhelming and to […]