Shack updates were completed yesterday with the modification of my AL80B to allow QSK operation and with the arrival of a Palstar tuner.
Celebrating diversity with QRP & QRO
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 inclined to add QSK to their AL80B. I uploaded that info as a Page (located here) rather than a post. Continue reading 'QSK mod completed, tuner added'»
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. Packaging was amazing – double-boxed amp with lots and lots of foam between boxes; triple-boxed 3-500Z tube. Continue reading 'AL80B arrives, works QRPer'»