On the G-QRP list guys have been talking about the Peregrino. This is a nice little homebrew rig out of Spain. Peregrino = Pilgrim and usually refers to people who are hiking along the Trail of Santiago that runs through the North of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. I'm normally averse to chips, but this little rig uses two very understandable NE602s and an equally understandable LM386. It has a homebrew crystal filter. I like it. GM4WZG came up with a really wonderful enclosure for his rig. This reminded me of the time I put a QRSS transmitter inside a copy of "The DaVinci Code." The Spanish guys have a nice site that describes the rig. Google Translate should help, but even without it you can get most of the info you need from the schematic, chart, and foto gallery. Check it out: http://ea3ghs.qrp.cat/peregrino.html
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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