New boy in town - QCX-mini

Last weekend I've finished my QCX-mini kit for 20m from QRPLabs.

This was a birthday present from my wife and she is very happy, that the QCX-mini now works great ;-) I'm too ...

On Sunday I was able to make three contacts to the US south coast - 5w and a dipole - thats fine.

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Yaesu FT-818 - Modification MIC MH-31

Comparison between an unmodified MH-31 microphone (dynamic mc) at my FT-818 in SSB and a modified (electret capsule)

JackYack - simple memory morse keyer

My Mosquita got a new housing as described in this post. As you can see, there is still enough room for a memory morse keyer.

ELECRAFT K2 - Fixing VFO ALC issue

I've planned to sell my ELECRAFT K2 so I placed some adds in the various HAM sources and I found a buyer willing give my K2 a new home.

Fortunately I decided to do a quick check on the K2 functions, to be sure, that the buyers receives a full functional K2.

I did the check in the late afternoon on 80m and I was shocked - strong stations can be received every 7kHz. Testing the transmitter shows a totally unstable RF signal.


I've ordered the LF-converter BX-082 kit from the German HAM Radio magazine FUNKAMATEUR already some months ago and now found the time to build and test it.


Am Samstag ist er angekommen - mein FiFI Bausatz vom Funkamateur ...