First taste of New Mexico; Capilla and Osha

NPOTA Entity: N/A SOTA summit: Capilla Peak W5N/SI-006 and Osha Peak W5N/SI-007 Activation Date: May 9, 2016 Portable operation: Yes using home brew battery pack (K1JD’s design) Radio: Elecraft KX3 operating at 12-15 watts Antenna: Home brew End Fed on 20m & 40m Bands used: 40m and 20m Furthest QSO: 1,200 miles with NE4TN using SSB at 15 watts Hike in: Yes Solo operation: No, with Fred Maas (WS0TA) and John … More First taste of New Mexico; Capilla and Osha

Initial attempts at Manhattan construction and a Tone Generator

Numerous methods exist to construct circuits including Manhattan that takes its name from the grid like layout you can adopt. As part of my “home-brew” journey I wanted to try and potentially use Manhattan on a regular basis. So far I have put together 3-5 small boards (2″x3″ approximately) and this is my favorite so … More Initial attempts at Manhattan construction and a Tone Generator