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I have changed my ISP for QRPme to GoDaddy so now all my files should be served up just fine! My old ISP suddenly took a dislike to my ][ s and !s in my file names and would rather freeze up than serve them up. Go Daddy has no problems with my funky names. If you still have an issue with a file, please report it so I can get the file name back in sync with the link. Thanks! W1REX
FDIM has come and gone! We had a good group of builders at the FDIM Buildathon and built a 4 Port Directional Coupler and Accurate Power Meter based on an old design by W7EL. Using the Buildathon experience, Chuck, W5USJ, and I made some tweaking in the kit and the documentation in order to make it a more universal design. A Ver.2 kit is now available. If you want a nice Simple Accurate QRP Power Meter, they are available by clicking the link at the top of the left sidebar. Great little kit and comperable to a WM2.
I designed a custom version of my Two Scouts Night Sender Key for a Boy Scout Camporee being held here in Limerick on Sept 8th. Our scout troup is 100 years old this year and are hosting a BIG fall camporee. We are expecting 300 scouts and the goal is for at least 150 of them building the Night Sender Key. I am training a few local hams and builders to oversee the all day Buildathon as I was already committed to present a Forum and Buildathon at the New England Division Convention in Boxboro MA on the same day.
I will be using the new Ver.2 DPM kit as the Buildathon kit for the NEQRP Buildathon at the New England Division Convention on Sept.8th in Boxboro Ma. We always have a fun time at the NEQRP dinner at the Chinese place followed by the Buildathon Saturday evening. If you are interested, please sign up using the link at the top left...
I will be also be using the new Ver.2 DPM kit as the Buildathon kit for one of the TWO Buildathons I'm hosting at the Rocky Mountain Division Convention at the Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque NM on September 21, 22 & 23. The Ver.2 DPM is the kit used in the Friday Buildathon which will be held outside in a courtyard . The casino is concerned about all those soldering irons setting off their super sensitive smoke detectors causing them to evacuate the casino. As a direct result of their 'ban' on indoor Buildathons, I went to great lengths to redesign the 4 piece Test Equipment kit to a NO Solder kit. It will be used in the Saturday Buildathon which will be held INdoors. If you are interested in either Buildathon, please sign up using the link at the top left...
Another new kit is the FUNKeYer and NoS (NoSolder) kit that I designed for Buildathons in places where soldering irons just can''t go. In this case, 55 hams on a bus from the Hamvention fleamarket back home to Ann Arbor MI. The kit was designed so that they could build it on the long bus ride home and then play a BX (similar to DX but on a Bus!) game collecting contacts with other builders on the bus. Still haven't heard any reports as to how THAT portion went...
Check out the link on the top portion of the sidebar!
A NEW mint tin kit for scouts is now available. I call it the Two Scouts Night Sender Key. The kit design is a culmination of many years of developing a simple kit that ANY scout with beginners soldering skills can put together. The board is designed using Limerick Construction where the interconnects are all made using traces on the circuit board. Each part is soldered to its corresponding LARGE pads and the entire project fits nicely into the ubiquitous mint tin which, of course, fits nicely into a typical pocket. A nice project to build for the electronics merit badge. The two scouts on the label are me and my dad in 1965 all dressed up to march in the Cape Elizabeth, Maine Memorial day parade.
Two Scouts Night Sender Key
Updated PocketPAL tester with complete Builder's Guide was featured in the March issue of QST and I've sold a few.... currently sold out but parts arriving for a new batch this week..
PocketPAL Handy Dandy Hamfest Tester
FDIM2017 X-CHECKer Crystal Oscillator & Frequency Counter
X-CHECKer FT-243 Crystal Grinding Station
Check out the HOT LINKS for recent items at the upper left on my home page.
September will be a busy month for me....but I will do my best to keep up with orders coming in!