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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by cockpitbob on October 05, 2017, 03:31:09 PM »
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everybody needs something to dump their money into

I know I'll eternally be broke, but kicking the bucket with more than $100 on my account would be worse :o

Gil.
Building the plane will SAVE you money.  Wood, Dacron and fasteners aren't very expensive.  It's going to take so much time to build it that it will prevent you from doing all sorts of other things that cost money :D.
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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by gil on October 05, 2017, 02:21:56 PM »
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everybody needs something to dump their money into

I know I'll eternally be broke, but kicking the bucket with more than $100 on my account would be worse :o

Gil.
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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by caulktel on October 05, 2017, 02:10:49 PM »
Oh boy, what am I getting into :o

Gil.

That's great Gil, everybody needs something to dump their money into :) I cant think of anything better.

Joel
N6ALT
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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by gil on October 05, 2017, 11:38:52 AM »
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I assume you've checked out the International Pietenpol Association.

Sure did! It will be a background project... My primary objective is to get a sailboat again, but having something to do with my spare time, on top of radio, will be nice. Maybe I'll even finish it someday if I'm not too old by then ::)

Gil.
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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by cockpitbob on October 05, 2017, 11:32:06 AM »
Mmmmm.  I so jealous.

I assume you've checked out the International Pietenpol Association.http://www.pietenpols.org/

Their archive of news letters has  lot of great building info.
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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by gil on October 05, 2017, 08:36:20 AM »
Oh boy, what am I getting into :o

Gil.
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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« Last post by gil on October 05, 2017, 05:19:50 AM »
Thanks Bob! I still don't have mine. It's been 25 days since shipping...

Gil.
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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« Last post by cockpitbob on October 04, 2017, 10:39:37 PM »
Anyone already have plans for the enclosure?  I signed up for the QRP-labs group(like a yahoo group) and someone there found a metal enclosure that's a perfect fit.  There's pic in the link below, but I'm not sure you can see it without joining.
https://groups.io/g/QRPLabs/topic/qcx_perfect_encosure/6080634?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,6080634

Here's the link to the box:  $11.46 shipped from China
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Split-body-Extruded-Aluminum-Box-Enclosure-Case-Project-electronic-DIY-110-88-38/380955959898?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D45728%26meid%3D43bf45d8db544dbaa54e6904f2953a22%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D171357381954&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

I'm toying with the idea of designing a 3D printed box.  It won't be metal/shielded, but it will be lighter and I can incorporate a battery compartment or make room for an EFHW coupler.  I also don't feel like trying to put a neat, perfectly square hole for the display in an extruded box or fuss with getting the length of a bunch of standoffs just right :P  OTOH, I've found 3D designing an enclosure is very time consuming and tedious (at least for me ::))
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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« Last post by caulktel on October 04, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »
Congratulations Bob,

I hope you enjoy building it. Mine will be awhile yet, but that's okay I'm in no hurry. I think I'm going to mount the display and all controls off board so I can put it in a nice case later.

Joel
N6ALT
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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« Last post by cockpitbob on October 04, 2017, 03:32:08 PM »
I just got a box from Tokyo 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Lately I've been working my a$$ off nights and weekends.  I think I'll take some time for myself this weekend and build it (even though I have an un-built Frog Sounds and a Pixie that needs debugging.)



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