I was on twenty today with my BITX, finishing up a rather disheartening contact with a fellow who told me that he is a "checkbook operator." I was trying to encourage this fellow to build something simple -- perhaps a Michigan Mighty Mite? He told me that he might give it a try, but only 16 years from now, after he retires. It was like a case of the Anti-Knack! Then Keith N6ORS saved the day by calling in with his beautiful MIN-X HOMEBREW transceiver. We had a nice talk -- Keith mentioned the beauty of Pete's "Blue Rig." That's HB2HB (phone) QSO #5 for me. Thanks Keith!
Bill, That was great fun! I was just tuning around and heard you mentioned the Michigan Mighty Mite so I stopped to listen and realized it was you! Well here was my chance for a homebrew to homebrew with 'the man' himself. I wanted to record it but missed the chance. Here is the Min-x boxed up. the case is made from thrown away computer cases. It runs about 70watts on 160,80 and 40 meters and about 35watts on 20 meters. I promise to write it up, maybe even draw a schematic. hihi. 73, Keith N6ORS
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