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Something Completely Different.

At the time I am writing this we may have enjoyed the last of a streak of really nasty winter weather here in the Northeast. Outside time has been generally unpleasant lately, and the inclination is to hunker down by … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone.

Lately I’ve been scouring the Internet for web pages and circuits about tube regens. The more circuits I find, the more fascinated I become by these simple yet demonstrably effective receivers. There are definitely several “families” that these circuits fall … Continue reading

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Bet you can’t build just one.

After the building frenzy that resulted in the completion of the 40M WBR regen, I was left with another entirely functional WBR on Board #2. This one consisted of the beautiful AF Stage v2, hooked up to the funky but … Continue reading

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Can I hear you now?

Almost immediately after finishing the two-tube transmitter last spring, I began to think “Gee, wouldn’t it be great to build a receiver from scratch, so I could have an entirely homebrew station?” Apparently this kind of self-destructive thinking is a … Continue reading

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But wait, there’s more!

About that regen… At the beginning of November 2014 I’d started collecting parts and begun the build of a WBR Regenerative Receiver. After building two (now three counting the Mighty Mite) transmitters, I was feeling a powerful urge to put … Continue reading

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The Michigan Mighty Mite grows a user interface, and steps out.

Late breaking update 12/14/2014: With the help of some folks on the SKCC sked page, the Mighty Mite completed not one, but two QSOs this evening! Both with stations in Tennessee, KC9W and KT4TN, both operators coincidently having the first … Continue reading

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The Michigan Mighty Mite – oscillating, not liberated.

I have been in the throes of some serious building recently. The DFR (see previous post), a nearly completed WBR regen receiver, and now, suddenly, without warning, in two evenings, a Michigan Mighty Mite QRP transmitter. Soldersmoke is one of … Continue reading

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The DFR – just briefly.

Update: a feature article on the DFR was published in the November 2015 QST  – check it out! It’s been a while since I have made a blog post, but I have been busy with a number of building projects. … Continue reading

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Chasing a bug.

This post is once again 100% ham-centric, despite the fact that the title could just as easily apply to Linux, but I am working on some Linux stuff right now, and will do a Linux post soon. After eight or … Continue reading

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Aerial ballet with SpongeBob

My current obsession with operating portable outdoors has driven this post to the ham radio side again. No computers, sorry. Well I have made progress with the internal lithium batteries for the KX1. After a great deal of rummaging about, … Continue reading

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