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The business end of QRP

1townecrier

Years ago, a posting to QRP-L announced an upcoming kit that was gonna kick ass and take names on 20-meter CW. Its virtues were extolled far and wide. Terms like “bullet-proof front-end” were tossed around. It was a soon-to-be-legend. It was gonna be the subject of a Ken Burns documentary (just kidding). It was going to…

Convenient excuses & expenditure justification

LCR meter kit from Jackson Harbor Press (thanks Bob)

I’ve been wanting an LCR meter for a lot of years now but have refrained from buying one due to my skepticism of their accuracy. A voice in the back of my head is telling me that I could probably measure the value of a small-value capacitor a number of times and get a number…