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Telegraphy / Re: how many cw ops?
« Last post by ac9xh on February 13, 2022, 00:51:21 UTC »
I use CW mostly  and have once or twice used qrp ssb but when you need to build a simple rig to get a message out, Cw rig comes thru 100%.
2 to 3 transistors a crystal and variable cap to pull it a little ,or varicap diodes with a potentiometer for full bandwidth.
no need for a bunch of chips. Now if you are using chips, 2 can build a nice little transceiver. ne602 oscillator chip and a lm386 audio output chip. add some parts,wala!!!.Also if a ham is just starting out, CW QRP is the way to go.

Telegraphy / Re: how many cw ops?
« Last post by ac9xh on February 13, 2022, 00:38:19 UTC »
ive been CW since late 80s. In fact most of all my rigs are CW only and some ive disabled the ssb sections.
Using CW is a second language which covers all continents and cultures.
what language can you speak where everyone on the planet can understand you with just a weeks worth of studying?


DAvid ac9xh
« Last post by ac9xh on February 13, 2022, 00:31:29 UTC »
great links most all opened up and have alot to read.

great job on the list. keep it up!!!

QRP / qrp kits
« Last post by ac9xh on February 13, 2022, 00:19:37 UTC »
Anyone have any qrp kits built or unbuilt for sale? or what do you all operate?

lets rock this place and bring in more people!!!!

QRP / Re: Is QRP Club still QRV?
« Last post by ac9xh on February 12, 2022, 21:36:50 UTC »
Im here,

any time you all need indiana usa, im on ft8 30 meters or 30 meters CW.
also 40 and 20 ft8 all qrp also.

I also do eqsl  Im a member
QRP / alot of activity on 30 meters
« Last post by ac9xh on February 12, 2022, 20:36:39 UTC »
Lots of CW and ft8 on 30 meters for awhile. from about 10105khz to 10128khz lots of CW. I been running FT8 on 30 meters and quite a few DX stations have been on this band.

Welcome to the Club / greetings from indiana usa
« Last post by ac9xh on February 12, 2022, 20:29:31 UTC »

AC9XH here.
Ive been a ham operator since late 70s. operated mostly CW Qrp since i was just a young guy with a short budget.
owned a johnson viking xmitter with 3 80m crystals and a hallicrafters s38b receiver. worked my way up to a heathkit hw-8 and thought i had the world. I still do ,using Qrp. i use an A&A Engineering 30 meter Cw transceiver that puts out 3.5 watts, I have a qrpguys afp-fsk ft8 transceiver with 40,30 and 20 meter modules build with 4 blank module boards waiting for parts for 80,17,12,and 10 meters.I have about 3.5 watts on output and have contacted 35 countries with it. Would do 160 but my vertical wont load for that band.
Love all sorts of ham radio. Also a shortwave radio listener. Even though some of the big guns have shut down their transmitters, there are still alot of listening to do.
started as a novice and worked my way up to extra  class, and love to homebrew equipment.
I also have an argonaut 509 transceiver, and a few homebrew 80,30 meter transceivers.I also have an ubitx which is cranked down via the drive pot, to not run over 4 watts.Did have an icom 746 which cranks down to about 3 watts but sold it  due to the power requirements it had.Looking to buy some kits this year and also homebrew a few transmitter/receiver combo setups.Im also a hoarder when it comes to junk electronics.Wife says i need to get rid of some stuff,but when the chip shortage hit she said"well better hang on to your stuff,honey!!" Dumpster and alley pickings are where i get alot of my parts but certain parts i have to order.Have all handmade CW keys. straight key and a great lakes sideswiper.

hope to contact you all on the bands.
QRP / Re: Is QRP Club still QRV?
« Last post by GM0LVI on December 18, 2021, 16:15:12 UTC »
That's really good Xmas news Nicola. Thanks for all your work!! Hope you have a great Christmas and stay healthy 1n 2022.
73/72 - Dave
QRP / Re: Is QRP Club still QRV?
« Last post by IZ5ZCO on December 18, 2021, 16:09:33 UTC »
Is the club still QRV? There have been no new posts for months. I've had no response from Nicola to a message I sent and a potential new member has been unable to register despite emailing Nicola.
It looks like the Club had died a death which is a great pity.

Hi, the Club is alive but I've been very busy lately, I'm very sorry.  :(  We have 3 new members now. Merry Christmas, Dave.  :)
QRP / Re: Is QRP Club still QRV?
« Last post by Kw4wa on November 18, 2021, 19:33:47 UTC »
It seems it is dead.
I haven't seen any entries in the last couple of years.

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