QRP construction begun – updates on Google+


Resistance is *not* futile!

To a soundtrack of my favorite tunes I’ve begun construction of my latest QRP kit, embraced Google+ and ditched my computer (for the most part) for a Nexus tablet – all in one fell swoop.

Rather than updates on the ILER-20 build here, I’ll confine them to Google+ and won’t make my next posting on that topic here until the build and alignment are complete.

“Installed all resistors today while eating tamales” doesn’t really justify a blog posting but seems to fit the format of Google Circles’ micro-blog (or is it mega-tweet?) format.

(The kit is from Spain though – I should be eating tapas and drinking sangria. But this is Texas, so tamales it is – que puedo hacer?!).

The Nexus 7 and the ability to sync with my phone and computer – how handy is that? Very. Anyway, they all operate on Google, thus the transition to G+ for some updates. Here’s the link.

The photo above was made with my phone, sync’ed onto my tablet where I cropped it, Dropbox’ed to my laptop where I’m typing this posting. What a world we live in!

Still, I’d trade it all to have been born in 1780-ish so that I could accompany Lewis & Clark on their expedition. Yeah, seriously.

Now back to soldering…



  7 comments for “QRP construction begun – updates on Google+

  1. QRP Fan
    July 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    FB on all — I hope you know that with Goggle — you are the their product — nothing is free, especially your privacy.

    • July 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Yes, I do realize that and have mixed feelings about it. If not Google, it would be Apple or Amazon. The convenience of being able to sync across multiple devices requires a certain amount of selling-out. I may change my mind about it later – just testing the waters for now.

  2. July 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Looks great and keep the photos coming, there is nothing like building something and seeing it work!

    • July 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Since posting this, most of the caps are now installed. Smooth sailing so far.

  3. July 7, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Do not install R22 and R37 for this causes the noise to rise. More info:http://pa-11019.blogspot.nl/
    It’s a great kit.

    73, John

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