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Anyone Interested in a Club Build?

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  • PHIL WESTOVER
    Hello Everyone, Here s another chance to participate in a build session. This wouldn t be for just Cascade QRP members, but anyone who has an interest in kit
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
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      Hello Everyone,
       
      Here's another chance to participate in a build session.  This wouldn't be for just Cascade QRP members, but anyone who has an interest in kit building could participate.
       
      We'll work out details for a place to meet, organizing extra soldering stations and tools for those who may need them.
       
      I'm thinking that this kit might be a good choice:
       
       
      This kit is $50, including a very nice case.  It's "rock bound" (just like "the Good Ole Days") and may provide an operating challenge for those who haven't had a rock bound experience before!
       
      With respect to W7ZOI, I would still like to come up with some sort of homebrew project, but for now, those who haven't had much experience with kit building can get their hands on a soldering iron; those with kit building experience can gain from the group just hanging out together.
       
      Any takers?  Any other suggestions for projects?
       
      73,
      Phil Westover, WA7URV
    • Dean Davis
      Phil, actually I think we should build a sudden receiver, manhatten style. Dean
      Message 2 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
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        Phil,

        actually I think we should build a sudden receiver, manhatten style.

        Dean

        PHIL WESTOVER wrote:
        >
        > Hello Everyone,
        >
        > Here's another chance to participate in a build session. This
        > wouldn't be for just Cascade QRP members, but anyone who has an
        > interest in kit building could participate.
        >
        > We'll work out details for a place to meet, organizing extra soldering
        > stations and tools for those who may need them.
        >
        > I'm thinking that this kit might be a good choice:
        >
        > http://www.qrpkits.com/dcxxb.html <http://www.qrpkits.com/dcxxb.html>
        >
        > This kit is $50, including a very nice case. It's "rock bound" (just
        > like "the Good Ole Days") and may provide an operating challenge for
        > those who haven't had a rock bound experience before!
        >
        > With respect to W7ZOI, I would still like to come up with some sort of
        > homebrew project, but for now, those who haven't had much experience
        > with kit building can get their hands on a soldering iron; those with
        > kit building experience can gain from the group just hanging out together.
        >
        > Any takers? Any other suggestions for projects?
        >
        > 73,
        > Phil Westover, WA7URV
        >
      • Richard Booth
        Sounds good to me! Can we order any band we want or ? Dick W7VPV _____ From: PHIL WESTOVER [mailto:492commish@comcast.net] Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 5:51
        Message 3 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
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          Sounds good to me!  Can we order any band we want or ?

           

          Dick W7VPV

           


          From: PHIL WESTOVER [mailto:492commish@...]
          Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 5:51 PM
          To: Cascade QRP Club
          Cc: PDX Ham Info
          Subject: [cascadeqrp] Anyone Interested in a Club Build?

           

          Hello Everyone,

           

          Here's another chance to participate in a build session.  This wouldn't be for just Cascade QRP members, but anyone who has an interest in kit building could participate.

           

          We'll work out details for a place to meet, organizing extra soldering stations and tools for those who may need them.

           

          I'm thinking that this kit might be a good choice:

           

           

          This kit is $50, including a very nice case.  It's "rock bound" (just like "the Good Ole Days") and may provide an operating challenge for those who haven't had a rock bound experience before!

           

          With respect to W7ZOI, I would still like to come up with some sort of homebrew project, but for now, those who haven't had much experience with kit building can get their hands on a soldering iron; those with kit building experience can gain from the group just hanging out together.

           

          Any takers?  Any other suggestions for projects?

           

          73,

          Phil Westover, WA7URV

        • ARS W6ABM
          Phil I don t need another QRP rig now that I have the Yaesu Ft-817ND...but I would like to participate to continue increasing my kit building skills. Keep me
          Message 4 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
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            Phil

            I don't need another QRP rig now that I have the Yaesu Ft-817ND...but I would
            like to participate to continue increasing my kit building skills.

            Keep me on the list.Calendar will be the issue for me. Let me know if Cedar
            Hills Church might be needed.

            Everett W6ABM

            On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 5:50 PM, PHIL WESTOVER <492commish@...> wrote:
            > Hello Everyone,
            >
            > Here's another chance to participate in a build session.  This wouldn't be
            > for just Cascade QRP members, but anyone who has an interest in kit building
            > could participate.
            >
            > We'll work out details for a place to meet, organizing extra soldering
            > stations and tools for those who may need them.
            >
            > I'm thinking that this kit might be a good choice:
            >
            > http://www.qrpkits.com/dcxxb.html
            >
            > This kit is $50, including a very nice case.  It's "rock bound" (just like
            > "the Good Ole Days") and may provide an operating challenge for those who
            > haven't had a rock bound experience before!
            >
            > With respect to W7ZOI, I would still like to come up with some sort of
            > homebrew project, but for now, those who haven't had much experience with
            > kit building can get their hands on a soldering iron; those with kit
            > building experience can gain from the group just hanging out together.
            >
            > Any takers?  Any other suggestions for projects?
            >
            > 73,
            > Phil Westover, WA7URV
            >
          • Dave Haupt
            How does a club build work? Do we all get a kit, flail away at assembly at home and collaborate to fix them, or what? I m all for anything that ll get guys
            Message 5 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
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              How does a "club build" work? Do we all get a kit, flail away at assembly at home and collaborate to fix them, or what?

              I'm all for anything that'll get guys melting solder and learning how radios work, but I really don't know how a "group build" works.

              The kit you pointed out looks like a good one. Steve Weber does some very creative stuff, and I think a transceiver is a better choice than just an RX or TX.

              73,

              Dave

              --- On Sun, 3/1/09, PHIL WESTOVER <492commish@...> wrote:

              From: PHIL WESTOVER <492commish@...>
              Subject: [cascadeqrp] Anyone Interested in a Club Build?
              To: "Cascade QRP Club" <cascadeqrp@yahoogroups.com>
              Cc: "PDX Ham Info" <PDXHamInfo@...>
              Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 5:50 PM















              Hello Everyone,

              Here's another chance to participate in
              a build session. This wouldn't be for just Cascade QRP members, but
              anyone who has an interest in kit building could participate.

              We'll work out details for a place to meet,
              organizing extra soldering stations and tools for those who may need
              them.

              I'm thinking that this kit might be a good
              choice:

              http://www.qrpkits.com/dcxxb.html

              This kit is $50, including a very nice case.
              It's "rock bound" (just like "the Good Ole Days") and may provide an operating
              challenge for those who haven't had a rock bound experience before!

              With respect to W7ZOI, I would still like to come
              up with some sort of homebrew project, but for now, those who haven't had much
              experience with kit building can get their hands on a soldering iron; those with
              kit building experience can gain from the group just hanging out
              together.

              Any takers? Any other suggestions for
              projects?

              73,
              Phil Westover, WA7URV
            • Edward Foltyn
              I am definitely interested (I would be more interested doing a homebrew something but...). As an aside I have been thinking of the MMR040 (SSB/CW) or the
              Message 6 of 7 , Mar 2, 2009
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                I am definitely interested (I would be more interested doing a homebrew something but...).  As an aside I have been thinking of the MMR040 (SSB/CW) or the BitX20 (SSB) but those are certainly more than an afternoon project.
                 
                Ed
              • PHIL WESTOVER
                Several of you have responded; I appreciate that! Here s my responses: 1.. To Dean, what is a sudden receiver? 2.. To Dick W7VPV, absolutely a guy could
                Message 7 of 7 , Mar 2, 2009
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                  Several of you have responded;  I appreciate that!
                   
                  Here's my responses:
                  1. To Dean, what is a "sudden receiver?"
                  2. To Dick W7VPV, absolutely a guy could order the band he wants.
                  3. To Everett W6ABM, you can never have too many radios!  And once we get a date figured out, I would love to use the church again if that's possible.  One other idea, Everett:  Is there a way for me to publicize this soon through OTVARC? 
                  4. To Dave, W8NF:  The way it works is that each of us order a kit within a reasonable time frame to fit with a date in the not-so-distant future where we all get together with tools, etc., and work through the project as a group.  We try to make sure everyone is successful, including helping with soldering skills, winding toroids (which I think is something everyone should try at least once!), component identification, etc.  It's kind of ham radio's version of a "quilting bee."  (Will I get shot for writing that?)  Anyway, it's a lot of fun.
                  5. To JR, K7GFH, we would love to have you join us! 
                  I think that covers everyone who has responded so far.  We'll keep talking this for awhile, including at the breakfast this Saturday.
                   
                  I'll get back to you all soon!
                   
                  - 73,
                  Phil Westover, WA7URV

                   

                   
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