There is a wide range of designs, with something for most radio interests and construction abilities. These kits are for people interested in analogue radio - so no micro-processors or software defined radio here! You can start with a small project or build your own complete station. The circuitry is what I concentrate on with the aim of maximising 'performance' for whatever you decide to spend. Most of the kits can be easily adapted to add facilities etc because of the simple mechanics and the wide range of accessories. All kits are built in stages with testing as you progress so that, with the extensive instructions, you should develop a good understanding of how the project works. When combined with low cost mechanics, these kits provide excellent value for money and most will satisfy the practical examination aspects of obtaining your licence. Choose from:-
I also publish Hot Iron quarterly for members of my Construction Club with articles, questions, etc on semi-technical subjects, and advance notices for new kits - so why not join now!
Amateur Radio in Country 2013
Last call for anybody wanting a stand! All West Country radio enthusiasts should have July 21st in your diaries already! A slightly wider range of interests this year - not just QRP related! Home construction, historical matters, new devices, surplus equipment disposals and projects etc all in a country setting! Several new kits will be on display including the long awaited Minster Mk3!! Do encourage your local Club to bring along a display of what they like doing! Plenty of space available for Clubs or individuals to have 'stands' and others will be interested for sure! Just send me an e mail email@example.com and let me know the 'topic'. The Construction Challenge is to build a keyed sidetone oscillator that does not thump and which can be keyed by either a normal contact, or by RF from the transmitter. It is to be judged by Graham Firth G3MFJ from the GQRP Club. Fresh air, food from the farm and cider/beer from the next door farm! General scene from 2011 and 2012 below. If weather is suitable, it will be outside and farm tours can be arranged if wanted.
Its likely that I am going to be a bit hard pressed owing to farming work during the middle of June so my apologies if I am a bit slow responding to e mails etc - please be patient!
The Berrow is now available - its a new 1.5W CW TCVR for any single band 20 - 80m. One customer has tried it on all its bands and has now added AGC - he is delighted with it and wants a second one!
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I hope so! If not please tell me what's missing - I maybe working on it already but I am always delighted to have suggestions for new kits. Any comments or questions are very welcome to me, Tim Walford G3PCJ, at the address below or via e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org This site was last updated on Jun 12th 2013.
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