You can just feel the homebrew enthusiasm in this video. You can almost smell the solder smoke. We love it when people do videos showing their new rigs spread out on the workbench with individual boards held together by bits of solder. It is even better when, as in this video, the boards are atop hand-drawn schematic and parts-placement diagrams with much NOODLING in evidence.
FB Mikele! And I agree with you about the stations who call "CQ DX-only." I used to hear that a lot when I was in Europe, and I hear it hear quite a bit too. I always think it is a contradiction in terms. There were times when I was sitting there with a new rig, anxious to get a signal report from a strong station, and he wouldn't come back to me because of the Continent that I was sitting in! Pity. His loss. He might have been interested to hear about the contraption I was testing. It could have been fun, but no, he preferred to work VK3 or Puerto Rico for the 1000th time.
Indeed, three cheers for the legendary Pete Juliano!
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)
Click on the image to learn more
W4HBK's QRSS Grabber: The Amazing Pensacola Snapper (Live!)