QRPme Update


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May 30, 2018 QRPme INFO:
LATEST NEWS!
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. I had 40 registered builders but only 30 showed up to build and only 27 stayed to complete their kits. We had 26 builders leave with calibrated meters and only a single builder with a non-working unit. We had at least 4 pairs of eyes look that board over MULTIPLE times without finding any problems. That builder got a second kit to take ome and try again but with a little less of a time constraint. I have over a dozen kits left over from FDIM as nobody bought any of the extras at vendor night. So 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.


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!
FUNKeYer



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.
I will be on the road for the next TWO WEEKS, 5/31 to 6/10.... I won't be able to fill any orders that come in for the next 2 weeks until I get back home...

Rex W1REX