Episode 470 – Tony Fishpool – G4WIF
Tony Fishpool, G4WIF, is still active in the United Kingdom’s G-QRP Club and contributes to the quarterly Sprat Magazine, is the author of a book on Test Equipment for the QRPer, and numerous articles on equipment building with particular attention to detail and budget. I am pleased to present to you this re-edited and mastered QSO with Tony Fishpool, G4WIF.
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QRP for the Tightwad – this includes a brief background on Tony’s popular lecture.
First Licensed: 1974 G8HQX , Class B
First HF Rig:
K.W. Electronics, Ltd. – Last great Kent based ham radio manufacturing company.
Rowley Shears, G8KW – British war hero and instrumental in the re-introduction of amateur radio in Germany after WW2.
SPRAT magazine – The official journal of the G-QRP Group
Four Days in May (FDIM)– Annual event during the Dayton Hamvention sponsored by the QRP Amateur Radio Club International
Simple Test Equipment for the QRPer, book published in 2002, by Tony Fishpool, G4WIF, and Graham Firth, G3MFJ. Sold 400 copies and now out of print.
TV Dongle – used to create a SDR or software defined radio
Banggood.com – source of electronic boards and circuits
Ear to Oak software – SDR software
N5ESE Noise generator – experiments in RF noise generation
Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, Sweeperino Project – sweep oscillator –
QRP ARCI Hall of Fame, 2003, along with Graham Firth G3MFJ
Arduino – popular microcontroller that works great in homebrew projects.
Nick Kennedy, WA5BDU, guest in episode 67
Rex Harper, W1REX, guest in episode 102
Pad “island” cutter – used on a small drill press to create round “island” pads on PC board for Manhattan construction.
Capacitor and inductor checker – test meter
Arduino based CW Morse tutor – great Hackaday article to build a device learn how to send and receive the code.
Excited by: Its never been easier to construct stuff now with easily availability of parts; web pages and blogs to share information.
Advice to new or returning hams: Join a local club that has constructors in it
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K.W. Electronics KW-2000 6 band HF transceiver
Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, Sweeperino
Homebrew comb generator
Sweeperino Sweep Generator Front Panel