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Homebrewing Featured at Next CQC Meeting Nov. 11

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 10:30 a.m.
Koelbel Library
5995 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO 80121

You don’t have to be a member. Everyone is welcome!

James Kretzschmar AE7AX will be traveling all the way from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to discuss homebrew construction. The presentation will feature his recently built homebrew 40-meter CW transceiver. The 10-watt transmitter section uses six switched crystals for frequency control. The seven-transistor direct conversion receiver utilizes three of the semi-conductors for the mixer/detector, two for the oscillator, and two for the audio amplifier. The presentation will include discussion of schematics for the rig, construction techniques, and the joy of homebrewing.

Our meetings usually end with an optional luncheon at a nearby southeast Metro area restaurant for a lot of fun chat and chow!


CQC Top Ten April 2017

The Top Ten … reasons why oldtimer QRPers really miss active sunspot cycles…

10. Working your East Coast buddy on 80 meters using a gold filling in an upper molar.
9. Beating out kilowatters in pile-ups.
8. Working Eastern Europe BEFORE you walk into the shack.
7. Finally – getting some Q’s with that “magic” antenna that never really worked quite right.
6. Worked All States BEFORE the neighbor kid tells you he cut your feedline when he last mowed the lawn.
5. The dog jumps ten feet every time you key the rig.
4. DXCC on 160 meters.
3. You can just lay out your dipoles on the ground.
2. Two words: CLEAN SWEEP

And the Number One reason why oldtimer QRPers really miss active sunspot cycles…

Constantly uttering the phrase on phone, “Honest, I’m only running five watts.”