Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Empty Store

My first spring-terminal kit from Radio Shack (1976 catalog)
I'm not sure what age I was when I started being fascinated by electronics.  Record players really were the first thing I was obsessed with, but it was soon followed by radios, and most things that were built out of transistors, resistors, capacitors, and other components.  My late brother Paul received one of these spring-terminal project kits when I was very young, and I just had to have one when I was old enough.  His kit, the one I received later on, and most of the electronic kits I built in the early days came from Radio Shack.

Today I am mourning the loss of the retail store known as Radio Shack.  Some of you may be asking: Why today?  Radio Shack already

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

BITX Kits (Limarc Pre-Meeting Discussion) Jan 10, 2018


Interesting article on Ashhar Farhan with links:
https://ke0bll.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/the-homebrew-journey-of-ashhar-farhan-vu2ese/

Original design and writeup from Farhan:
http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/bitx.html

QRPKITS (Hendricks / Pacific Antenna Version) 20 and 17 meter
http://qrpkits.com

Radio-Kits UK 80 Meter Version:
https://www.radio-kits.co.uk/mkars80page.html

Amateurradiokits India  Version 3, cases, and accessories:
http://amateurradiokits.in

HFSIGNALS (Farhan's new inexpensive versions)
http://hfsignals.com

BITX Hacks Blog:
http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com/

Groups.io BITX20 Forum:
https://groups.io/g/bitx20

Presentation  here:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X9fxqp_6nlECMPI99I1EJ9e2QMdnUzXn