[Boatanchors] Any Builders out There?

Fuqua, Bill L wlfuqu00 at uky.edu
Wed Nov 4 22:29:55 EST 2015

  I can appreciate the comment about not having the patients to build show and tell projects, you know those that look like they are
perfect and came from a factory. I build stuff try get it to to work and on to something else. Can't sit still long.
Bill wa4lav

From: Boatanchors [boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] on behalf of Ron Barlow via Boatanchors [boatanchors at puck.nether.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 3:06 PM
To: Glen Zook; Frank Barnes; qrv at kd4e.com
Cc: boatanchors at theporch.com; BOATANCHORS
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Any Builders out There?

Hi Wilson, FWIW, I have homebrewed all of my presently used radio gear, rx, tx, antennas, etc. Mostly at VHF and UHF, but some QRP HF "stuff" also, including 20's vintage Hartleys & regen receivers. I do not have the patience, facilities, or ability to construct show-n-tell type equipment, however. My parts sources were almost exclusively hamfest freebies, and my junkbox. My current workshop is an outdoor table, weather permitting (a serious rarity). My post retirement/post mistake/post recession budget is essentially nil. Arthritis and other issues have caused my recent project level to plummet, but not completely vanish. My hb projects are most assuredly not pretty, due to the above mentioned issues/limitations! My budget limitations leave me with no other options, other than the hb route, but I never enjoyed using commercially made stuff, when that option was available. Thus, homebrewing is a win/win scenario, for me.
 It is very good indeed, to hear from other hb enthusiasts.
                                                73 & GL de Ron  n4gjv

     On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:47 PM, Glen Zook via Boatanchors <boatanchors at puck.nether.net> wrote:

 I have quite a bit of home brew equipment that I have built in the past few years including a single band 160-meter linear amplifier

a 160-meter transverter

Antenna switches, various VLF and VHF receiving converters, test equipment including attenuators and a digital signal generator (started with one of the Chinese VFOs) that covers 0 kHz to 55 MHz with a well calibrated variable attenuator, patch panels, power supplies, and a fair amount of other items.
Also, not completely home brew, but rebuilt a BC-312M that was badly hacked, gutted, etc.
 Glen, K9STH
Website: http://k9sth.net

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