Over the last few days, Jennifer has been off work, so I’ve been able to spend more time in the shack working on Project X. I only recently made my first QSO with the prototype rig (I think propagation was unfavorable for me when I was trying late in the evenings), so I’ve been leaving… Read More This Is What Radio Is All About
I decided to make my initial Project X prototype PCBs at home using the old tried-and-true method of toner transfer (via Pulsar Professional paper and foil). Since I’m a novice at PCB layout, I didn’t feel comfortable paying the money for a few proto PCBs from a board house, then finding out that I did… Read More Creating PCBs with “PCB Fab-in-a-Box”
My normally scheduled time to work on the business has been cut a bit short in the last few weeks due to the various little problems in life that crop up. On top of that, I’ve been fighting one nagging problem that’s been vexing me for the last few weeks. Progress had ground to an… Read More Late November Project X Status Update
Here’s a video that I made this afternoon of the Project X receiver listening to 40 CW during Sweepstakes. Once I’ve got the microcontroller code up and running, hopefully I can get you a video of a complete QSO. Enjoy!
Here is the “Project X” proto: It’s kinda big with thru-hole components, but the current plan is to use SMT in production. Does that sound like a good idea, or does the mere mention of surface mount turn you off? Update Due to “popular demand”, I’ve decided to release a bit of information on this… Read More In Case Anyone Cares