Saving myself from me

We’re a minority. Probably all special interest groups are minorities, whether it’s rock climbing, sky diving, bagpipe playing or even composing music, we are minorities. There’s considerably less of us than stamp collectors but significantly more of us than avid chess players. While vastly different than all those pursuits, we share one common trait; passion … More Saving myself from me

Practically Intermediate

The UK has three ham license levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Full. Having just completed my Foundation my energy is focused on the next level. Similar to the Foundation but different to the US approach, the Intermediate has a practical assessment followed by a multiple choice exam. The difference is the practical and while the Foundation … More Practically Intermediate

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