We've heard of a few of these "long-delayed" projects. My own 38 year pause in the Herring Aid Five receiver project comes to mind. I like Keith's idea of a "homebrewers home frequency" but I strongly suspect it would be a very lonely place! Thanks for sending us the pictures of your rig Keith.
This project started out about 20 years ago as a 2 meter FM handheld, then sat in boxes for decades. Thanks to you and Pete and your podcasts keeping me company, it morphed into a homebrew 2 meter SSB rig. It saw 'firstlight' last weekend. Of course I had to operate it without the covers but I made a short QSO, about 1 mile across town with the wife (kg6oeo). Homebrewers should pick a "Homebrew home frequency" on various bands to facilitate homebrew to homebrew contacts.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
Here's the site:
For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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W4HBK's QRSS Grabber: The Amazing Pensacola Snapper (Live!)