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Roll your own

It’s the height of summer, and we are enjoying a week’s vacation at the alt-QTH in New York’s beautiful Southern Tier. The weather is warm and dry, with occasional afternoon thunder showers keep everything green, and the pace is slow … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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