FDIM 2013 Buildathon kit Mailed to your QTHPrice: $30.00
The Buildathon experience this year will be very interesting. The first item on the agenda will be to examine the innards of a typical amateur radio crystal. I will have specially made 10.132Mhz HC49 crystals in unsealed cans, We will be looking at the insides and then \'penning\' the crystals down a bit to hopefully 40 unique frequencies. Once that is done, we will be building low powered beacon transmitters. Once these two items are married up, we should have 40 transmitters scattered throughout the hotel (and local vicinity) beacon-ing away for some fun LX contesting throughout the rest of the FDIM weekend. And of course; you can use them at you own QTHs for more beacon shenanigans.
Here is your chance to do the same thing at your QTH! For $30, you can have an unsealed crystal and FDIM beacon transmitter kit mailed to your QTH to build. I am trying to get the Buildathon session streamed live over the net so you could join in and build your kit at the same time. There are still some technical hurdles to overcome so the streaming may or may not happen...but I will be trying my best to pull it off!