Archive for date: December 6, 2008

K1EL mounted in a case…

December 6, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, this morning I decided I wanted to get the K1EL keyer that I put together mounted in a proper aluminum case. The sad thing was, I didn’t really pay enough attention to internal clearances, with the net result that I did a pretty crappy job. I’ll probably try again sometime soon, but in the […]

More Hardcore Homebrew — Cutting Quartz Crystals

December 6, 2008 | Amateur Radio, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yesterday’s linked article about negative resistance oscillators got me thinking about the possibility of creating a radio where literally every component was made by hand. Okay, I’m not quite ready to make my own wire, but the zinc oxide oscillator that Nyle Steiner seemed like it was only one step away from reaching a reasonable […]