The Neophyte receiver is an easy-to-build receiver, already built by lots of people. Many radio clubs used it as a project for starting builders. It was developed by John WA3RNC and first published in QST, February 1988. The circuit can be used to create either a 80m or a 40m receiver, depending on a few capacitors. The 60m band is just in between, therefore I decided to find out the correct caps for this new amateur radio band (well… at least new in the Netherlands, from December 2015).
During the PACC contest last weekend we had contact with lots of Ukranian radio amateurs. However, there is a terrible war going on in this country. So… does this war impact amateur radio activity in Ukraine? — more →
I thought it would be nice to chat with some local radio amateurs on my way back home. I often talk to Adrian PA0RDA while driving home (by car) after work, using the local 70cm repeater PI2ZST, so I decided to prepare my bike for this UHF band. — more →
- I included a built-in power supply, so no external power supply is needed anymore.
- The built-in power supply also prevents the PoRG from moving around your shack due to the forces of the connected cables.
- It has different connectors for hooking up the transceiver/receiver and antenna, making it more difficult to accidentally swap the cables, insert DC power into your radio and see smoke appearing through the vents of your rig.