Some of my favorite projects
|Keyers||My first modern electronic keyer kit is the Code Boy Pup. I reviewed this one in the QRP ARCI Journal. Since then I’ve built several others. The K1EL K-12 is the most recent. I like the K-12 command menu the best.
Z-matchers using designs from the notes and articles by Charlie Lofgren, W6JJZ. Rebuilt the ZM-2 with a ‘JJZ dual-tuned coil and dual Z matching links — worked much better.
|Rock-Mites HiMite-15||The super little crystal controlled transceiver
from SWL and Dave Benson.
Lots of fun to build, make mods, enhancements and operate. Now incldes the new HiMite series.
Uses the NoGaWatt SWR bridge in combination with a modified Accuprobe kit.
|Field Strength Meter||Something I built to give me a visual indication of RF output on 80 through 10. Uses a dual-tuned input circuit similar to the W6JJZ z-match coils.
One of KD1JV’s, neat kits being sold by 4SQRP to support OzarkCon. It’s used to tune and find antenna resonance.
|The Tiny Tornado is a variation of the Pixie II sold as a kit thru QRPp-I. It includes plated through holes on a two-sided PCB. TT is a close to minimal CW transceiver for any 1 band, 80 thru 10.
Some VHF/UHF quads with my UHMW plastic spreader block and helicals built for 2.4 GHz. (13 cm)
|A variety of projects that get used around the shack but aren’t in any specific category. The picture here is the AADE L/C Meter IIB built from a kit. A most useful tool for the builder.
|Surface Mount Projects||
Basic surface mount projects using only the larger size parts for easier assembly
. . . That's all for now folks