Please pardon the long delay in getting the site back up. I'm working on getting things back up under the new CMS. Thanks for being patient!
Welcome to the home of Amateur Radio Station NT7S on the web. Living in a townhome with limited space can make your ham activities a little more difficult than average. However, it's my goal to have as much fun and learn as much as I can with the limited resources that available. With this theme in mind, the primary focus of my activities is on QRP and homebrewing.
I hope that by sharing my knowledge with the community, I will inspire others in similar situations to experiment and have fun with amateur radio. Take a look around, and with any luck you will find something that will be useful to you.
Much of my new work is now posted to my blog, this site will function as more of an archive of mature projects.
Get the latest updates on the .
Some information on my , soon to be seen in the QQ Idea Exchange.
The construction and analysis of a .
The was my entry into the 2007 FDIM Potluck Contest.
Please check out QRPedia, the collaborative QRP resource.
Take a look at the contents of my .
My first featured project, the .
At long last, the complete Willamette Transceiver build documentation is complete and together in one file. Visit the page to grab the file.
NA5N has generously provided the group with some excellent documentation on the project, including a very extensive lab report and a set of annotated schematics. Take a look, it's well worth your time.
The first part of the build documenation has been posted.
I've been playing nurse at home, so I haven't had a lot of time for projects lately, but I did manage to finish the article on my mods for the .
I've added a sidebar with a list of interesting items found from the feeds that I peruse on Google Reader. Most of this stuff comes from ham or electronics blogs, but you might see the occasional deviation from this.
W7ZOI comments on my . Also a little bit of information on the .
I finally got around to building something which I have been putting off for a long time, a . See the article for the circuit, construction details, and an analysis of the performance.
I just received word that the won the Potluck Contest at the 2007 FDIM! As I pull together my documenation, I will be releasing full details about the rig on the website.
A few things changed when transitioning to the new server, so website code had to be updated. Now that has been completed and I finished my FDIM Potluck entry, I finally have time to work on the website again. Look for information on my Potluck entry soon. It's called the Tualatin, and it's a 40m superhet tranceiver with 5 W output.
The site has migrated to the new server and domain (nt7s.com). Work progresses on the FDIM Potluck contest. More to come soon.
I had the best of intentions, but obviously I didn't deliver the promised updates. School got in the way much more than I expected. Now that I have graduated, started my new job at Tektronix, and moved into my new home, I will have the time to devote to the website again. Once I get my new office/hamshack unpacked and setup, I will finish the documentation on the Santiam. I also have the challenge of trying to get a wire up in the air in this subdivision ruled by a strict HOA. I will be sure to document my struggles in that area as well.
At long last, Spring Break is here. And that means that I can finally devote some time to the website. Funny how writing multiple lab reports each week saps your will to maintain a personal website. I intend to make good on my promise to finish the write-up on the Santiam. I also have a few new homebrew projects in the works. Keep your eyes open for further updates soon.
Almost done with the RX portion of the Santiam transceiver. This time the AF filter article is complete. Also tweaked the code for the site navigation so that sub-levels are only displayed if selected.
The Santiam Product Detector article is ready for your perusal.
No, I haven't forgotten about the Santiam transceiver. School kept me very busy and the project had to go on the back burner for a time. Now that it's Winter Break, I should be able to finish it. Also been working on QRPedia in my spare time. Please take a look if have not already done so.
Another Santiam article complete. This time I have prepared the page on the low pass RF filter and the T/R switch.
The Santiam buffer amplifier is ready for your perusal. Hopefully, schoolwork will slow down soon and I can get more articles up in the near future.
The first part of my series on the design and construction of the Santiam 40m DC Transceiver is ready.
I'm back from vacation, and I acquired an old National SW-54 RX from my uncle, WB6JAD. It works, but I need to align it...more details to follow.
Added the site to the QRP Webring
Finished the content on the Shack page, added a few entires to the Library
Added a few more links, added more content to the Shack page
Everything is new!