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About Archimage

I'm an expert in massively distributed fault-tolerant systems. I'm also an iOS developer, blogger, beer brewer, and I have been told I'm a nice guy.

ß 40m/20m Mico-Dual Bander – Part VIII

It has been a long while.  Life got in the way.  Now I’ve gotten the bug again and doing some “ham” radio stuff again. Last time I had finished building the 40 and 20m Radi0Kits. Having spent some time away from … Continue reading

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ß 40m/20m Micro Dual Bander – Step 7

A quick update. Step 7:  I’ve built the 20m and 40m Radi0Kits over the past couple of evenings.  Here they are with a battery clip as a size comparison.  The 20m is on the left, 40m on the right.  I’ve … Continue reading

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A Micro Dual Band Project

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting an Elecraft K1, but the price and given that I’m not comfortable with CW is a show-stopper.  I’ve also been looking for a tiny multi band kit, but the ones out there … Continue reading

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Miscellany

I’ve been busy elsewhere the past few days but I’ve been able to complete the Hendrick’s Deluxe Tenna Dipper.  It seems to work fine, but I have yet to really test it out.  Maybe on a new QRP antenna I’m … Continue reading

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Hendrick’s Deluxe Tenna Dipper Kit

I put a Hendrick’s Deluxe Tenna Dippier kit together today when I took an hour break from work.  This is a neat little kit to find the resonant frequency of an antenna or ATU.  The kit uses a TIny2313 microprocessor … Continue reading

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A New SWL 40+ In The House

I’ve been on the lookout for two specific QRP kits or radios, one is a 4-band Elecraft K1.  The 2nd has been another Small Wonder Labs 40+.  I built one a while back and love the receiver.  I was lucky … Continue reading

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Radi0Kit 140 – A Quick Project

Well I have the FOXX-3 built, but I don’t seem to have any power output.  I spent several long hours checking and reheating all the joints to no avail.  I’m guessing the transistor driving the relay is shot but I … Continue reading

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