Tag Archives: Homebrew

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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Tanked.

This post is the last in a series about building a vintage tube transmitter. All ham radio, not a smidge of Linux. The most exciting, and anxiety provoking moment in a homebrew project is the “smoke test.” That moment when … Continue reading

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You can’t get there from here.

Still in an intense ham radio frame of mind, Linux is waiting… I have spent a surprisingly large amount of time trying to figure out the physical layout for point to point wiring of my tube transmitter. Deciding where the … Continue reading

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Holes.

This post is all ham radio, with the emphasis on home brewing. About as far from Linux as you can get. As I have mentioned earlier in the year, I am a bit obsessed with the idea of home-brewing a … Continue reading

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Above all else, do no harm.

Just ham radio in this post. 100% linux free this time. It is deep winter, and as always I am obsessed with building small radios in my warm, indoor workshop. This year there is a bit of a twist, as … Continue reading

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There are lobsters in the woods.

This post is about 98% ham radio, and 2% Linux. Jump to the bottom for the Linux related stuff. I got to participate this past summer in a really excellent ham radio event. This event is of interest to anyone … Continue reading

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You probably already know this.

I expect that most people looking at this blog have some familiarity with amateur (ham) radio, and will therefore be familiar with the term QRP. You will see QRP mentioned a lot in my blog. On the other hand, you … Continue reading

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