Category Archives: Ham projects

New Shack Furniture

Somehow I wanted to combine my other hobby, woodworking, with ham radio, and the best thing that I came with is this radio shack. The entire design concept is formed around the FT-817 and its accessories, a space for a small shack … Continue reading

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Microphone Dynamic Compressor DYC-8×7 Kit

One addition for the FT-817 that I should have added for a long time, arrived today from Box 73, the online shop of the german ham radio magazine, Funkamateur. It is a microphone compressor based on the SSM2165 chip, housed in a handy enclosure … Continue reading

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20W HF Amplifier with RD16HHF1 (K5BCQ’s kit) #2

Read Part 1 here. Well, its been a while since I started this project and I see that many folks are visiting my first post, so here is an update of what I did lately with this amplifier. I short words first, … Continue reading

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Summer HF Antennas

I took advantage of the small Easter vacation last weeks and installed two HF antennas at our countryside place, 10 km away from the city, where I spent most of the summer weekends. Like every spring, I reinstall my wire … Continue reading

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Rockmite 20 – First run

My Rockmite 20 took a final shape. I have managed to kit it up and do a first run these days and its working almost great. I have added the 2N3866 power transistor from the kit to increase the output … Continue reading

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Rockmite 20 – Going for QRPp

Today arrived my Rockmite 20 kit from Kanga Products, the EU distributor of QRPme kits, and I can’t wait to start building it! The kit includes a lot of accessories, mods for 1W power output, pots, connectors, everything you need to make … Continue reading

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Minima build log #3 – Sorting the crystals

Read first! I am no longer building this transceiver. Please check other interesting projects from Farhan on the discussion group, like HF-1 Transceiver, the replacement of the Minima and some cool RF jigs, Specan and Sweeperino. Also, since I’ve lost from both … Continue reading

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Minima build log #2 – Testing switches and AF stages

Read first! I am no longer building this transceiver. Please check other interesting projects from Farhan on the discussion group, like HF-1 Transceiver, the replacement of the Minima and some cool RF jigs, Specan and Sweeperino. Also, since I’ve lost from both … Continue reading

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Minima build log #1 – Populating the boards

Read first! I am no longer building this transceiver. Please check other interesting projects from Farhan on the discussion group, like HF-1 Transceiver, the replacement of the Minima and some cool RF jigs, Specan and Sweeperino. Also, since I’ve lost from both … Continue reading

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RF Wattmeter projects worked lately

Last two weeks, having nothing to work on so interesting, and also waiting for some parts for the Minima to arrive, I built this two measurement tools for RF power. First, this SWR meter project from Ik3OIL which I intend … Continue reading

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