Catch the Wave ~~~ The uBitx is Alive!12/23/2017 ~ On the Air QSO with the uBitx!
The uBitx is a real winner --so get off your butt and order one! Listen to the on the air comments and also make the N6QW linear amplifier hack as you will need that during poor band conditions. The fact that you can run a linear amp without hiccups and burps is a testament to the design! Thank you Farhan.
The "Cool Juliano Blue" LCD has to be a factor in how good it sounds! I am also told that the blue display is a major factor in the fight against global warming. OOps forgot there is no global warming or so our leader tells us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.
PS. When you watch the video note that the guy with the FLEX6500 said you sound good and even compared what he spent and what the uBitx costs. The uBitx stands tall with the Big Dogs! Keep in mind my "hack' to add a linear amplifier control. Anymore out here on the left coast when operating on 40 Meters --QRP is some…
Roll Your Own SDR SSB Transceiver N6QW Moves Totally to the Dark Side of the Hobby!11/27/2017 ~ Observations and 1st DX ContactToday I wanted to spend a bit of time comparing the new SDR homebrew transceiver to "filter" type rigs I have built. First though I do want to share that I worked my very 1st DX station with the SDR rig and that was XF1IM who is in lower Baja California. The distance was 1600 miles running 100 watts. So I am beaming from ear to ear. Firstly I do want to acknowledge once again the pioneering work of Charlie, ZL2CTM and his several you tube videos that got me kick started into rolling my own SDR rig. Notwithstanding I do have several SDR kit radios including several Softrocks and the Omnia based on the Peaberry --and even one that uses a Softrock with a Raspberry Pi. So I am not brand new to SDR, but I am new to rolling my own. Above all there seems to be a clarity to the signals and perhaps that is because the bandwidth may be a bit wider. It was even su…
V 2.0 of the Simpleceiver Plus SSB Transceiver11/13/2017 ~ Last Posting on the Simpleceiver Plus SSB XCVR
Thanks for riding along but now it is time to move on --Perhaps Part 15 Low Power Neighborhood FM radio stations using a Arduino and Si5351 in an FM Mode much like VU2ESE. It is a whole new world out there. I can only hope the readers have enjoyed this project as much as I have. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete N6QW 11/12/2017 ~ A Few More Photos Before Painting JuliYellow
Note new email address as of 11/12/2017: email@example.com
An approach for indicating USB/LSB --The Red Square. Works for Me. So far have had a bout 10 contacts and the Rig is doing exceptionally well.
N6QW 11/11/2017 ~ On the Air QSO with KC6FZY.
The Simpleceiver Plus SSB Transceiver is nearly complete and the documentation will ultimately shift to my website http://www.n6qw.com. Most likely there will be no more posts about the project as I have been politely told -- enough Pete! Despite tha…