2021 Winter Build Project

Updated 12/18/2021

There has been some recent interest in kit building within the ranks, so I’ve created a course that I think would be both fun and educational.

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Unit 1: Setup, Soldering, and a Dummy LoadSaturday November 6, 2021 @ 9:00AM EST
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Unit 2: Torroids, EFHW Mini TunerSaturday November 20, 2021 @ 9:00AM EST
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Unit 3: CW TransceiverSaturday December 4, 2021 @ 9:00AM EST
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Unit 4: Scratch Building Band-Pass FilterSaturday December 18, 2021 @ 9:00AM EST
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Unit 5: Assembly and Use of System (optional)TBD


This course will focus on the skills needed to assemble and solder basic electronic kits and from-scratch fabrication with a focus on amateur radio related kits. Progression through this learning series will end with a usable, fixed frequency CW transceiver system.

The idea of this course is that we will progressively cover more technically challenging builds, with the final goal of a completed system. Along the way we will cover basic component identification, simple multimeter measurements, strategies for assembly, and useful tips to help builds go a little more smoothly. It is understood that not all kits come with instructions and may require research and outside guidance to assemble. We will cover basic sourcing and assembly of a scratch-built projects as well.

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Reminder, if you are ordering from eBay/China, shipping may take about a month, so make sure your items are ordered soon!

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More Details:

More details about the build can be found in the attachment below. This PDF will be updated as time goes on to include more detail, changes needed, and updated resources.