Tag Archives: transmitter
Goodbye, old Paint
I can’t believe that I haven’t made a post since the middle of August. The latter part of summer was absorbed by major family events, and the time just evaporated. Now as winter is approaching, and things have settled down … Continue reading
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
I’ve been spending a lot of time messing with VFOs recently, both vintage tube units and modern digital synthesis projects, all driven by the quest for frequency agility with homebrew QRP rigs. My favorite homebrew transmitter is the 2-tube W1TS … 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
T-R Time Machine
This past January, I became aware of a new event celebrating the vintage rigs popular in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the Novice Rig Roundup. I love the tube rigs from that era, and absolutely had to put together a … 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
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
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
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