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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Homebrew Hero: Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE

I wanted to start off 2012 with something inspirational, and here it is: Ashhar Farhan's work bench. I was visiting his site yesterday and found lots of good info, good humor and, indeed, inspiration. Be sure to check out his RF generator project. And the page that gives his thought on tools and test gear. All of it is wonderful -- you'll find lots of evidence of Farhan's long-term case of The Knack, his efforts to put "soul into his new machines" (his kids are mentioned frequently in his descriptions of his projects), and his obvious qualification for membership in the International Brotherhood of Electronic Wizards. I really like Farhan's efforts to design rigs that can be built with parts available all around the world -- a JBOT amp of his design is percolating nicely in my 17 meter DSB rig, and has been crossing the Atlantic almost every day.

As we were throwing a football around yesterday, I told Billy about Farhan. I mentioned that he lives in Hyderabad -- Billy thinks that's one of coolest city names on the planet and plans to work it into the plot of a novel he is working on.

Here is the site: http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/

Three cheers for Farhan! Happy New Year to all!

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  1. Happy New Year / Felíz Año Nuevo

  2. Wow, Farhan's getting grey hair!

    Now, THAT is a workbench!

    HNY and all that jazz.

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

  3. He has a very nice setup to home brew and kit build.

  4. The 40M SSB kit is a remarkable unit. I would love to have one, however several hams have told me that QRP on 40m is an almost impossible situation. It leads to hours of calling CQ with a high frustration level. Any chance of having a 20 meter version of the kit? A BITX20 ?? I would buy one in a heartbeat.


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