Ordered another kit from QRP Labs, but the 40m QCX Transceiver because I've already assembled the 20m QCX Transceiver... because I really couldn't resist. So, that's coming up. I'll also see about capturing more photos, maybe even some video of the prep and assembly process when it arrives. ...and, if someone could find a way… Continue reading Upcoming Work
I honestly don't really have a need for a function generator. This was inexpensive and small enough to fill an hour's time. The most time-consuming part was understanding what orientation the electrolytic capacitors were to be installed. While the silkscreen on the PCB did have an indication that the capacitors had to go one way,… Continue reading 𝒇(𝓧) = The Generation of Functions
An assortment of parts that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike a key. Before. Not nearly as complex as the two transceivers and oscilloscope that I've recently assembled. After. I suppose with the dexterity issue I currently have, it replicates closely enough an iambic paddle. I'd like a real paddle -- but I have absolutely… Continue reading Touch to send…
Nothing is ever truly complete. But, this is complete enough for now: Had to power it on and work through an alignment procedure and make sure it works. This does explain that 50Ω dummy load a bit as well. It's complete enough: It works, so I'd call that successful. If I get really obsessive (I'm not),… Continue reading Complete…enough.
After a bit of research, I realized I was most certainly using the wrong revision of instructions. Whoops. I have a Rev 4 kit, but the instructions I've been using are Rev 3. Well, that also explains why I have four 10uF capacitors instead of six a few extra 1uF ceramic capacitors and why I have… Continue reading Well, That’s Not as Annoying