I don’t know what happened. I lay on the bed a couple of hours before bedtime last night for a quick nap and the next thing I knew it was 2:30 am and my nap had turned into half a night’s sleep. This was not a bad thing as it meant I was now awake […]
If you follow Jason NT7S’ blog, you’ll be well aware that he has been developing a QRP CW transceiver with low receive current drain that looks like it would make a good trail-friendly radio. He has just publicly announced that his open-source amateur radio company will be called etherkit: Sorry for lifting your logo Jason. […]
I finally made it – into print in a national publication, that is. It’s funny really – in my former career as a DJ/announcer/voice-over person, my voice has been heard on radio and TV in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Boston, Columbus and a bunch of other cities as well as on in-flight audio on […]
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 muses that the bands must have been full of character and friendliness in the 30’s and 40’s.
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.
Dave begins what will surely be a very rewarding relationship with the KK1 Straight Key from American Morse Equipment.