Update

Time keeps marching, I keep working. If I’m going to continue to have a page, I need to update it more frequently. Anyway, as promised nearly 6 months ago, here’s the picture of what Santa brought last Christmas. It’s a Rigol DSA-815 spectrum analyzer with tracking generator. I’m very fortunate. It also makes the W7ZOI…


Looks like progress was stopped…

Yeah, just when things were going well, BAMO!  My work picked up dramatically.  The last 6 months have been busy, which is a good thing.  But that’s life and the downside of ham radio homebrewing…  often, life gets in the way. The upside is Santa brought me a new piece of test equipment.  I’ll take…


Moving Right Along…

I keep making progress toward The Goal (see previous posts).  Here’s the fully populated Hycas IF board. Sharp eyes will note I left out the input impedance matching network (L1 and C1), as I haven’t decided yet on an IF frequency.  Current thoughts are running toward 4.9152 MHz.  Why?  Well… mostly because I have about 100…


Progress Cannot Be Stopped

Well, for the time being, I’ve run out of parts to stuff into the W7ZOI Spectrum Analyzer project.  Soooo, since progress cannot be stopped – next up is another Wes Hayward design, the “Hycas” IF module kit (Hycas stands for Hybrid Cascode).  Discerning eyes will note I’ve yet to pop in the active devices as…


Let The Building Begin!

I’ve been a big fan and not-as-active-as-I’d-like practitioner of homebrewed electronics, building homemade electronic equipment, especially for my amateur radio hobby.   I even wrote a fairly detailed page on this website relating my homebrewing experiences.   One of the things I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do was build and operate a completely homebrewed amateur radio station.   Hereinafter,…


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