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Author Topic: W2AEW's QRP Kit "Walk-Through" Videos  (Read 2985 times)
K0OD
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« on: February 24, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »

Alan, your two Youtube QRP kit videos are fabulous. The high view count for the Cub video (900+ views in 8 days) shows there is a need for them. Who knew??? Those numbers are amazing for a video that doesn't have the word "topless" in the title. 

It would be wonderful if you could do a series on all the popular QRP kits. I would think the makers would be fully cooperative because the YT exposure would help them sell more kits.

My son, an EE student, and I built an Oak Hills OHR-100A QRP kit last year. While its manual is excellent for building the kit, it says virtually nothing about how the 300+ components function. A schematic is included, but no block diagram or text explanation. 

I'd be happy to send you a copy of the OHR-100A manual if you'd like.

W2AEW MFJ Cub video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QSwXv2RJzw
W2AEW Heath HW9 Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPM1vvGorTo

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Jeff K0OD
 
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K8AXW
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 11:32:24 AM »

Alan:  I second Jeff's comments.  I would like to suggest the ARRL HBC I winning entry, the TAK-40.  It has become a popular project but understanding how several of the sections work can be challenging.

Al
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KU4UV
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 03:54:01 PM »

I would like to see someone do a built walkthrough on one of the Ten-Tec 1300 series kits, such as the 1320 or 1340.
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W2AEW
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 06:45:44 PM »

I'd be happy to do some more walk-through videos.  I much prefer having the unit in-hand, or better yet, to be able to build the kit first, then review its operation and circuit.  The HW-9 was the first one I did where I didn't have the hardware.

By far, the most questions I received from these two walk-through videos was concerning the use of diodes as RF switches.  So, I put a video together to explain this concept:
http://youtu.be/YBNIq_d56sA
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