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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An HW-7 that Glows in the Dark

Hi Bill,

You are right, there is a lot of disdain for the HW7 out there.

While looking for a reasonable selection of do-able modifications to the HW7, I observed a sentiment that when all boiled down would sound like this: “Yea, rip out the innards and build a new transceiver in the carcass that is left.”

On the flip side, I have experienced relatively good results from my virgin HW7. Oh yea, I did add dial and meter lighting along with A nice set of Radio Shack Knobs but that is about the extent of the changes.

So Bill, I was wondering if any listeners to Solder Smoke know of a good source of reasonable modifications to the HW7 without inducing an implant? Second, is there a way of adding an S-meter to a direct conversion receiver? Are there any mods that can be lifted from the HW8 or HW9 and applied to the Old Senior HW7?

Thanks & 73’s

Harv WA3EIB Albuquerque, NM

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  1. If anyone has the time a PCB pattern for the JBOT would be much appreciated.


  2. Bill, look here for an "S" meter for direct conversion receivers http://www.southgatearc.org/qrp/audiometer.htm

    Tony G4WIF


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