I have had some nice QSO’s on 20 meters. I had to turn the power down to 2.5 watts because the power supply I was using got quite hot. The FT-817 does indeed use a lot of Amps when running at 5 watts and 14 Volts.
Well, to make a not so long story even shorter: FORGET ABOUT QSK WITH THE FT-817!
A month ago I bought a second hand FT-817ND but for various reasons I couldn’t test it until now. Finally, I have the FT-817 in my hands. My very first impression: Oauw! This thing is really tiny, much smaller than I expected. It can almos fit into the pocket of my winter coat :))
Don, VE3HUR, has released a new issue of his Icom IC-765 Notes. It is a very good document gathering much of the information and modifications for the IC-765.
So, the christmas holidays are almost over and I have to go back to Les Mureaux tomorrow
It’s finally christmas! No snow or anything like that in DK, but I am finally united with my IC-765 and so I am very happy.
Today, OZ9SJ posted an IC-765 for sale on brugtgrej.dk, a site for trading second hand equipment for hams. The price is rather high, approximately 1100 euros, but the radio did only have one owner and is claimed to be in mint condition, both from a functional and cosmetical point of view. It even comes with 19″ rack mounts.
Today I finished section 4 containing the VFO mixer and frequency counter read out. This is also where the ready built DDS comes into the picture.
Just finishedsections 1, 2, and 3 of the build process and so far everything has checked out well!
Today I’ll start building the Sparrow. The kit arrived by mail some 7 days after I ordered and payed for it, so I am quite satisfied with my shopping at QRP Shop so far.