As much as I tweet about my fondness for building things in Altoids (or Altoids-type) tins, I have just 3 projects in these useful and affordable enclosures; a Softrock 40: an antenna switch: and a morse code practice buzzer: When Altoids first became popular, I saved my tins and ended up with around 15-20 of […]
A week ago, the Arizona ScQRPions released their Fort Tuthill 80M TX/RX kit. I’d been keen to build it ever since I became aware of it (thank you AE5X) due to a long standing interest in DC receivers, and the fact that the first transceiver I ever built was also for 80M and also utilized […]
I’ve started the packing process for my sojourn to Southern California (see previous post) and it looks like this particular move will be the most enjoyable so far. I’m putting much of my stuff into storage in the Bay Area and moving down to So Cal with a small truckload of belongings. Because I’m a […]
I’ve been wanting to build a kit for some time now. I built the Softrock 40 a few months ago as my re-entry into the world of building radio gear. It was my first experience with SMT devices, and it went quite well. However, I really wanted to build a complete transceiver – something I […]
In which Dave experiences the odd feeling of having a CW QSO with himself.
In which Dave talks about John Shannon K3WWP and his continuous 15 year long streak of daily QRP CW QSO’s.