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The purpose of this site is to serve as a repository for everything and anything about QRP . It has a limited amount of space, so whether or not I'll be able to keep that much without moving it isn't clear. But I hope this will turn out to be a community gathering place where we'll being to build a master encyclopedia of information useful for QRP operators. Everyone who wants to is invited to help.
NOTE: To see what has changed recently, what articles have been created or updated, click on the Recent changes link at the left. It will show where changes have been made and who made them. It's a good way to keep up with the changing nature of our information.
We're starting to collect interesting stuff here ... take a look at:
Troubleshooting with simple tools, a writeup by Wayne NB6M about basic troubleshooting using simple test gear, including a list of simple test equipment, a description of their use, and the details of the use of this equipment in troubleshooting and repairing a non-functioning NorCal 40A transmitter.
To be posted soon are the schematics of the simple test equipment described, and the schematic of the non-functioning NorCal 40A transmitter, with test points clearly identified.
Schematics Is a link to the schematics of the SW30+ and SW40+ Transcievers. A group build of the SW80+, with explanations and testing of segments of the circuit, as it is built, will soon begin.
SW80+ Build Overview Is a link to an overview of a detailed writeup of the building of a Small Wonder Labs SW80+ kit.
Output Filter Experiments Is a link to an article written by Wayne McFee NB6M about a series of transmitter output filter experiments, recently conducted with the goal of identifying output filter types that would meet the current -43 dBC requirements for all spurious transmitter output.
HF Test Set Is a link, at present, to the parts list for the PC Board build of five circuits of the Simple Test Gear series, including the RF Probe, Crystal-Controlled RF Oscillator, Audio Oscillator, the LCD displayed Frequency Counter, and a Time Domain Reflectometer for checking coax cable runs. Soon, the schematic and a parts layout drawing will be added.
Plans for the building of an SSB Transciever which can be put on any of the lower HF bands, from 160 up through 17 Meters, are taking shape. The PC board for this project is being laid out by Wayne, NB6M, at this time, and will be ready upon completion of the SW80+ build.
PC Board Layouts for the simple Test Gear discussed above, are complete at this time.
QRP on the Internet is a new page where we can collect interesting QRP links that we just haven't classified into an article in and of itself.
We are definitely living in exciting times, QRP Radio wise.
Checkout the Practices and Procedures of the PNW QRP CW Net, including a printable page listing the Net Topics and General Categories, in sequence. This guide will greatly assist all of us in making the PNW CW Net flow smoothly and be responsive to the needs of all who care to check in.