If that excuse works for our current administration maybe it will serve me if I have to justify the money spent on another QRP kit…
Although I’m strictly a CW op, the appeal of Javier EA3GCY’s ILER kit was too strong – a 20 meter version of this kit is now on its way to me. The few reviews for the 20- and 40-meter versions on eHam are all very positive and I’ve built enough CW kits over the years to satisfy that itch so this will be a bit of a welcome change.
And the summer DX doldrums play a large part in the purchase of this kit – with no needed DX entities on the bands till September, this kit will be providing my radio fix.
I’d like to say that I’ll have it built by Field Day but that’s probably a bit too optimistic.
About that YouTube video – there are actually quite a number of them from other builders of this kit – check them out here.
Unlike CW ops, no-code hams don’t have a large number of kits from which to choose so it’s good to see kits like the ILER and MKARS on the market.
I’m not sure how much time I’ll dedicate to the kit after the board is completed and the first few contacts have been made but I do have an empty Ten-Tec case looking for a tenant so that may extend the build time till the bands get back into shape.
I’ll document the build here with perhaps a YouTube video of my own of its first QSO.