I don’t even remember having this kit on the “to do” list but a cool rainy day of cleaning and going through some old boxes last week resulted in a prize find from 18 years ago.
Back then, the kit’s designer, Dave Benson, was NN1G. QRP-L was alive with enthusiastic, knowledgeable and on-topic postings, Elecraft did not yet exist and millions of Americans were on AOL with a few hold-outs still on Compuserve.
By then, I’d built a Norcal 40a, a couple of SST’s and an OHR-100A/20m – and then Dave offered this kit. I have no idea what its price was but am happy to have found it and am looking forward to building it for the upcoming low QRN season on Topband.
Regular readers may be aware that I don’t have an antenna for 160m. That is a topic for a future posting – a posting that will (if initial tests are any indication) tie in to my recent posting regarding my DJI Phantom quadcopter and a comment by W4KAZ. In the comment, he linked to this posting by him some time ago and in so doing, threw down the gauntlet.
After all, who wouldn’t want to be “in the Halls of HamHacks“?!