Monday, May 28, 2012

Ramsey 20 Meter Kit

Started the first outdoor build this afternoon with the Ramsey 20 Meter CW Transmitter kit # QRP20.

This kit includes a crystal for 14.060 MHz and when complete puts out a big 1 watt of RF. Installed a handful of components and will finish up next weekend. The heat outside was steamy so I moved the operation from the picnic table to the garage which was a few degrees cooler.

So far this looks like a simple fun build, can't wait to try it out!

Outdoor Soldering

This afternoon might be prime time to break out the soldering iron and build a kit under the umbrella in the yard.

Weather forecast is a sunny warm day with a high of 93 deg. F. As long as the humidity stays away should be OK. First off is a trip down the street for the towns Memorial Day Parade. It is a small parade but always nice to see and support the town and remember what this day is all about.

More details later if the build starts.

Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sunspot Sunrise

This is from the pages of

"Sunspot AR1476 is so large, people are noticing it without the aide of a solar telescope."

What a great picture!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mouser Video

Mouser Electronics has one fine tuned operation.

Jerry Mouser started selling parts out of his garage, what a great story.

 I still would like to know the overall cost of mailing out that big catalog.