Dave W2DAB got his Manhattan Mighty Mite oscillating nicely! Hooray!
Check out Dave's report on his Mighty Mite adventure:
So far we have sent out 20 colorburst crystals. Already we have two circuits oscillating (not counting Pete's and mine).
CLA is on the march!
E-mail from Dave:
Dear Bill & Pete:
Thanks for all your help, I can joyfully announce the birth of my first Michigan Mighty Mite, Oscillating at the frequency of 3.579! Yes, Pete’s sage advice to flip the coil over was a great help and also my good friend from Vermont (A Michiganian by birth ). OK, so Bill… you remember your most embarrassing moments in home-brew? Well, here’s mostly what happened: I was reading the article I found online and somehow got 40 meters stuck in my head even though your colorburst was for 80 - So I build a 40 meter coil. When I realized my mistake I thought - well why not build two of these so I pulled out the Colorburst and put in a Norcal 7.040 and then built a new board with a new 80 coil oriented properly and the pic below is the one you see. Now I have two Mighty Mite’s that work, how great is that.
My next goal is to continue forward using Pete’s Build Something Video’s, so more fun to come.
I will post a video on my blog of the 80 Meter Colorburst Michigan Mighty Mite uttering it’s joyful tones, but for now I’ve put a lovely photo at the bottom.
Success is sweet when you hear the sounds of the beep!
Cheers and 73 Gentlemen
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