Tuesday, October 5, 2010

20M home-brew (DIY) SSB transceiver success!

This morning i worked Santa Barbara, Mexico City, on 20M with the
home-brew SSB transceiver transmitting about 20 watts into a half-
wave dipole.

The radio still needs a few additional things done to it including an
accurate TX power meter (to verify that i am transmitting :) and an
RX AF chain mute while transmitting.

Surprised at how easy it was to make this contact this morning. It
is very exciting to build something from scratch then get it on the
air with a successful contact!