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2019 ~ The Year of Change ...

2019 N6QW New Year's Resolutions!

My Soldering Iron will always be Clean and Bright! I will RTM before starting any project. I will have the bins always stocked with parts. I will endeavor to keep the work bench neat and tidy! I will unsubscribe from certain reflectors. I will endeavor to use my website as the only place to share ham related info. I will wean myself from making trivial electronic videos on You Tube. I will endeavor to "step up" the technical aspects of my projects.  Closing Out 2018 Projects...

Happy New Year from N6QW.
73's Pete

2019 MAGA ~ More Arduino's Greater Advancements

What Ham Radio Needs?December 26, 2018 ~ The Day After ..
Well I did get one radio related gift from my middle son and his XYL. Parts! Yes I got three bags of parts... one of caps, another of diodes and zeners and the third of inductors. So not all bad.
In thinking about MAGA ~ More Arduino's Greater Advancements. I have come up with several "tools" built into one Arduino.
First would be a simple band switched RF Oscillator. This would provide outputs in the ranges 1 to 3 MHz, 3 to 6 MHz, 6 to 10 MHz, 10 to 15 MHz, 15 to 22 MHz and finally 22 to 30 MHz for starters. These would all be step tuned in increments of 10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1K, 10K, 100K and 1 MHz tuning steps.
Also being considered is fixed frequency outputs for testing IF stages like outputs at 4.9152 MHz, 9 MHz and possibly 10 MHz or other chosen frequencies (CLK2).
Next would be audio related such as Two Tone generation for Linearity testing of RF Power Amps and to provide fixed tones for use in checking audio amplifie…

2018 ~ The year of SSB Transceivers

The Year is Just About Over!WSPR Data from RIB 12-18-2018. The rig has passed the tests!
This is the "last gasp rig' for 2018. Don't try this with your Bitx40 or uBitx!What Drives Ham's to do insane things? When does a Vision become an Obsession?Who would have thought this was possible?
Does Tribal Knowledge Apply?
Would QST ever cover this Project?
When does an idea spark a project?

Does being inebriated help?
Who else has done this? Is this just a toy?Why is this not a published article?
Is this a dare or a challenge?Is this a project for a newbie homebrewer?

This is a "Ship in  Bottle"

This is a "Rig in a Bottle"

Happy Holidays!
73's Pete, N6QW