Because I receive so many tips from readers here on QRPer, I wanted way to share them in a concise newsletter format. To that end, welcome to QRPer Notes, a collection of links to interesting stories and tips making waves in the world of radio!
HA8SA Stay At Home Transceiver
Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares a link to HA8SA’s compact homebrew transceiver. As Pete notes, it’s a “very simple design but with a load of features!”
Click here to check out details on HA8SA’s website.
Many thanks to John (VE3IPS) who writes:
I think the QRPers will be happy see the BuddiHex review:
“Marine Mobile” in Iowa?
Many thanks to Rand (W7UDT) who shares this brilliant little video from K0KLB’s YouTube channel:
Had a lot of fun experimenting RMOOTA (Random Metal Objects On The Air) with the boat today.. The winds were so strong (sorry about the annoying wind/mic noise) and the noise of the engine kept us from actually driving while making QSO’s.. It was a challenge just the same being stationary in one location.
It was a big contest weekend and the QRM and Pileups were massive.. With my 5w and Random Metal Object as an antenna, it was difficult to get contacts.. I was able to catch them when they were short on business and looking for calls, lol..
We only achieved 4 QSO’s out of the 10 we wanted.. (40%) but, I’m happy with that.. I felt lucky to get one call, LOL..
Thanks for watching everyone.. We (the Skipper and Mate) hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we did making it. 73, Kevin ~ k0klb
The Lyrics written and sung by K0KLB
Many thanks to everyone for sharing their tips here on QRPer Notes!
5 thoughts on “QRPer Notes: HA8SA’s Homebrew Transceiver, BuddiHex Review, and “Marine Mobile” in Iowa?”
Now that was an excellent BuddiHex review! Thanks to VE3IPS for doing it. I too have a request in to order one, awaiting notification that I’m on the list.
Love that Marine Mobile experiment. I missed the band, but the contact map suggested very low thansmitted signal take off angles. Hmmmmm …
73, and Happy Thanksgiving,
Thanks for bringing us the QRPer Notes, Thomas. Nicely done.
73 Pat N0SHU
Laugh out Loud and I can not stop. We need more reviews like this. Please do carry on Captain.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.
There is also a review I did in the December QST with swr charts
No cutting of wires to tune
Deploy and go so very QRP radio friendly for those radios that forgot to include it
Hence, why to keep that Icom 703 if you have a EF antenna