Tag Archives: QRP
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
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
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
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
KX1 to the Field
This post is all about ham radio, the great outdoors and being thrifty (cheap). No computers were harmed in the making of this post. Having recovered from blog-block after documenting the simple transmitter, I am just back from Lobstercon again … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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