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Pine Board Project continues on Ham Nation

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K9EID, Jun 5, 2017.

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  1. K9EID

    K9EID Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is a great question and one that may lead to the lP AM nets hearing some of these. there is already a few guys
    looking forward to completing one of the jewels and having a 'Pine Board' net. Stay tuned.
  2. N5DMC

    N5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree 110% with KY5U idea of having their own net, a net where listening will be a big deal!
    Also many thanks Bob for giving back in this fashion.

  3. K9ING

    K9ING Ham Member QRZ Page

    Got my novice in June of '57 as kn9ing at age 13 in Centralia, Il, abt 45 mi east of K9eid. Ran an arc 5 command rig and cut a 40m flattop by the formula, had never heard of swr, pi network loaded it fine but was hot with rf around shack (no gnd either). Highest sfi ever and lots of sun spots, but was unaware-thought that's the way it always was. Never built on wood, but when got General later that year, built a modulator on a shiny, new bud chassis and punched holes for the tube sockets (6l6s?) with help of my Elmer w9sbk (sk). Those were some heady days for a teenage kid and, yes, we were pioneers in the golden years of ham radio. Had more fun with arc 5 and bc312 rcvr than with the Collins S line I ran for 30+ years. Shame kids today are jaded with the internet and smart phones and won't experience the thrill of building some glowing tube rig and a putting up a wire, then talking on a key to someone across the country in the wee hours of the night. 73 and hope you too have the same fond memories of days gone by. Bob, K9ING
  4. N4JGO

    N4JGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello Bob
    Everything about the Pine Board QRP AM Project is awesome. It opens the door for so many other possibilities, almost to many to mention on this thread.
    Like some, I am faithfully following along with the pace that you have established, but have taken the scrapheap approach.
    I am set on using surplus parts that I have collected over the years. My goal is to have a working QRP unit for "zero dollars". I am defending the value of my surplus junk and the space it takes up. :)
    I decided to use engineered hardwood pieces that were from a home project. I now can snap the pieces together for one big board. I have posted a few pictures on the bottom of my QRZ page.
    AMers are far and few in this area so I will probably will never talk to anyone on it, but I will enjoy listen to myself while adjusting the 2 band EQ.
    Thanks for sharing your time and talent.. your friend in Virginia
  5. N0MBK

    N0MBK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I love it will be building one this winter have the most of the stuff laying around be looking for tube sockets thanks for doing this it will I think make better hams .
  6. K9EID

    K9EID Ham Member QRZ Page

    That will be super. Get the iron hot and join the fun. Tube sockets - and actually everything else are very easy to find Antique Electronics Supply.... have the kits all set up. Please visit the Pine Board project at Lots of nice drawings, schematics and pictures there as well as the January 2018 QST. It is the featured cover story.

    Stay in touch
    WU8Y and KC8VWM like this.

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