Tag Archives: Radio
Another radio, another VXO
Well, another holiday season has steamrolled past, and as usual the need to celebrate rose to the top of the charts once again. My lovely XYL is always on the lookout for a ham radio themed holiday present for me, … Continue reading
Together Again (for the first time)
Summer is winding down, and a lovely summer it was. I think the weather here in the Northeast was the best I can remember for quite some time. Sure, we had some beastly hot, humid days, but on the whole … Continue reading
In the loop.
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and the weather in the Northeast is finally summer-like. We were at the upstate QTH over the weekend expecting to be doing some work on the place, and so combined the holiday with a few vacation … Continue reading
Rockbound no more… almost.
The saga I am about to recount is too involved for a single blog post, so this is part one of two. After enjoying a month of the SKCC K3Y operating event in January, I was really excited to learn of … Continue reading
A complete digression.
Happy New Year. Now that the holidays have passed and time has started to free up a bit, I’ve found my way back to the bench and started to resume experiments on a space charge tube regen, And while I … Continue reading
My infatuation with boat anchors has begun to reassert itself this summer, with the sudden acquisition of a Drake-2B receiver. I like working with separates: a tube transmitter like the W1TS Simple Transmitter or the QRP Blowtorch, and a vintage receiver … Continue reading
The QRP Blowtorch Rides Again
Summer in the Northeast is the perfect embodiment of the 80 / 20 rule: we get 80 percent of our outdoor activities in during the 20 percent of the year when the weather is nice. We really are having a … Continue reading
Not a tube project, version 1.1
This is just a brief update to last week’s post about the 3 band VFO sketch for the Si5351 breakout board and Arduino. Software never stands still…. Working with Joel Caulkins, KB6QVI, who generously expressed an interest in the sketch … Continue reading
Definitely not a tube project.
Lately I have been having lots of fun working on a variety of different bench projects, all involving very different technologies, switching between them as parts arrive and time allows. I have been experimenting with space charge tubes, with the … Continue reading
Is there a pentode in the house?
I’ve had a little ham radio down time, as this relentless winter rewarded me with a late winter virus that laid me low for a few days. But, back on my feet and at the bench again, with some new … Continue reading