Archive for date: October 15, 2009

DC40B Construction: Day 3

October 15, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Toroids. Today it was winding toroids. I really don’t mind winding ‘em, it is stripping and tinning the leads that seems to be annoying. Nevertheless, I got the four toroids done (two simple, one bifilar transformer and one regular) and installed on the board. A simple continuity check between the pads indicates that all is […]

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Midway DXpedition, courtesy of my HW-8

October 15, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, as I was heading off to bed, I was reminded that there is currently a DXpedition operating from Midway island using the callsign K4M. A quick google revealed that they were operating on 7.078 SSB, so before heading off to bed, I decided to power on my HW-8 (ever since I got it, the […]

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