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Rex Harper W1REX, Stephen Houser N1SH

Level: Beginner
Category: Build-A-Thon, Homebrew and Construction, New License - Now What?

   PDT: March 25, 2023, 10:00 am
   UTC: March 25, 2023, 5:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

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OK, YOU have your amateur license, so what's next?

In this build-a-thon, we will build a very simple 40 meter transceiver that anyone with the desire and a minimal amount of equipment should be able to complete in a single 2 hour session on Saturday March 25th, at 10:00 PDT (1800 UTC). This is a very simple design that should get you on their air on 40 meter CW. A Morse code key and antenna wire is included in the kit. The builder just needs to supply a battery and some headphones.

Assembly should be completed during the 2 hour session with enough time afterwards to try the complete working station on the air. We will coordinate this operating with the hope that we will all make contacts with a followup session on Sunday morning. Of course band conditions, propagation and lots of other factors will attempt to thwart our little on air event but the prospect of a hundred of the same rigs with the same output to the same antenna all operating on the same 7110 Novice frequency should increase the odds that somebody will be contacting somebody else during the event.

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Speaker's Bios

Rex Harper W1REX
Stephen Houser N1SH