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QSK mod completed, tuner added

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Shack updates were completed yesterday with the modification of my AL80B to allow QSK operation and with the arrival of a Palstar tuner. The results of the mod are great although its implementation has room for improvement. I wrote up a few “points of uncertainty” that I had while performing it in case others are similarly…

AL80B arrives, works QRPer

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Separate orders - the QSK board (from Amateur Electronic Supply) and the AL80B (DX Engineering) – converged on my doorstep yesterday. Ameritron is (in)famous for low prices and the resulting QC of their products but I gotta say I’m impressed so far. There were no loose parts, no poorly soldered joints – nothing to cause concern.…