The "al fresco" phase has ended for my HRO receiver project. As has happened with homebrew projects around the world, this rig was literally pushed aside on the workbench to make room for BITX-40 Module Mania. I began to worry that the circuitry of the HRO receiver might suffer damage from the various kinds of electronic construction mayhem that take place on our workbenches. Also, I wanted to see what it would look like in the nice big metal box that Tim Sutton had sent me (thanks again Tim.) And I was hoping that the box would help with the AM broadcast breakthrough that I sometimes hear with this receiver. So, as you can see, I have good excuses for declaring Basta! on the HRO Al Fresco. I think it looks great. Black on silver is very cool. It sounds great. I'm listening to 40 right now. Thanks to Armand WA1UQO for the very cool HRO dial that got this all started.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
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For the print version:
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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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