The N0XAS PicoKeyer

I had a very welcome surprise last week when the mailman handed me a package. I was a bit perplexed as I hadn’t ordered anything recently, so wasn’t expecting anything. I had my first clue on seeing the name and callsign of the sender on the front – Darwin Piatt W9HZC. Inside I found a […]

Blog Comment From T32C Team Member

A little under 2 weeks ago, I blogged to share my surprise and joy at achieving a QSO with T32C on Kiritimati with my Fort Tuthill 80 – a simple 4 watt transceiver with a direct conversion receiver designed by Dan Tayloe N7VE. What made the QSO even more surprising was that the antenna was […]

Raising Funds

Anyone who reads this blog or follows my Twitter could well be excused for getting a little fed-up of my constant references to wanting to build a K2. I’m very good at delayed gratification, and my usual technique in order to avoid spending money on unnecessary things is to wait a while and see if […]

A Cheap Yet Useful Capacitance Meter

I remember John AE5X blogging a while ago now about a cheap capacitance meter that read the capacitance values out in Morse code.  Some time later, on searching around online, I found a cool-looking and cheap meter  on Sparkfun. John blogged about this meter too. More recently, anticipating an upcoming need for such a device, […]

A Trilogy With T32C – Thanks To The CC-20

In the last post I reported that I had made contact with the T32C team on 40M with 4W from my Norcal 2N2/40, and also with 4W on 80M from my Tut80.  The goal was to make a contact with them on every band I have capability for here, which meant just one more band […]