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Sometimes the best projects are the simple, quick hits. Easily designed, fast to build, and bonus points for working right the first time. Such projects very often lead to bigger and better things, which appears to be where this low-power temperature beacon is heading.

In the world of ham radio, beacon stations are transmitters that generally operate unattended from a how to get rid of small acne scars known location, usually at limited power (QRP). Intended for use by other hams to determine propagation conditions, most beacons just transmit the operator’s call sign, sometimes at varying power levels. Any ham that can receive the signal will know there’s a propagation path between the beacon and the receiver, which helps in making contacts. The beacon that [dave richards (AA7EE)] built is not a ham beacon, at least not yet; operating at 13.56 mhz, it takes advantage of FCC part 15 regulations regarding low-power transmissions rather than the part 97 rules for amateur how to get rid of small acne scars radio. The circuit is very simple — a one-transistor colpitts oscillator with no power amplifier, and thus very limited range. But as an added twist, the oscillator is keyed by an attiny13 hooked to an how to get rid of small acne scars LM335 temperature sensor, sending out the celsius and fahrenheit temperature in morse every how to get rid of small acne scars 30 seconds or so. The circuit is executed in manhattan style, which looks great and leaves plenty of room for expansion. [dave] mentions adding a power amp and a low-pass filter to get rid of harmonics and make it how to get rid of small acne scars legal in the ham bands.

QRP radio operators try to get maximum range out of how to get rid of small acne scars minimal power. This term comes from the QRP Q-code, which means “reduce power.” for years, people have built some very low-cost radios for this purpose. Perhaps the best known QRP kit is the pixie, which can be found for less than $3 on ebay.

The QCX is a new DIY QRP radio kit from how to get rid of small acne scars QRP labs. Unlike the pixie, it has a long list of features. The QCX operates on the 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, or 17 meter bands at up to 5W output power. The display provides tuning information, an S-meter, and a CW decoder. An on-board microswitch functions as a basic morse key, and external iambic or straight keys are also supported. An optional GPS can be used as a frequency reference.

Demand for the kit has been quite high, and unfortunately you’ll have to wait for one. However, you can put down your $49 and learn morse code while waiting for it to how to get rid of small acne scars ship. While the project does not appear to be open source, the assembly instructions [PDF warning] provide a full schematic. Posted in radio hacks tagged amateur radio, atmega328p, QRP, QRP labs, si5351a

There are a variety of techniques employed by electronic constructors how to get rid of small acne scars seeking the convenience of a printed circuit board without the how to get rid of small acne scars inconvenience of making a printed circuit board. Dead bug style construction in which the components float on how to get rid of small acne scars a spiders-web of soldered leads above a ground plane is one, manhattan style construction in which pads made from small cut how to get rid of small acne scars squares of bare copper-clad PCB are glued on top of a groundplane is how to get rid of small acne scars another.

[freestate QRP] has another take on this type of electronics, with what he calls “scribble style” construction. He cuts away copper from bare board to create pads how to get rid of small acne scars and rudimentary tracks, and for him the magic ingredient comes from his choice how to get rid of small acne scars of an engineer’s scribe to do the job. This is where the “scribble” comes from, creating a pad is as simple as drawing it with how to get rid of small acne scars the scribe.

Of course, this technique is not entirely new, constructors have been doing this type of work for years how to get rid of small acne scars with dremel tools, hand engraving tools, and similar. If you’ve ever tried to do it with a knife or how to get rid of small acne scars scalpel you will know that it’s hardly an easy task with those hand tools so how to get rid of small acne scars the prospect of another one doing a better job is how to get rid of small acne scars rather interesting. He’s ready and able to demonstrate it in action, showing us a couple of RF circuits using the technique.

Have you tried this technique, or one like it? How did you get on, tell us in the comments. Meanwhile, you might like to read our own [dan maloney]’s look at dead bug and manhattan construction. Posted in misc hacks, radio hacks, slider tagged dead bug construction, homebrew, manhattan construction, QRP

[pete juliano, N6QW] built a 20 M QRP CW transmitter using just a how to get rid of small acne scars handful of parts. That in itself will not raise any eyebrows, until you find that he built it using one of how to get rid of small acne scars the very first RF transistors manufactured all the way back how to get rid of small acne scars in 1955. That’s from before the time most of us were born how to get rid of small acne scars and not many years after the invention of the transistor how to get rid of small acne scars in late 1947.

QRP in HAM-speak technically stands for a request to “reduce power” or an offer of “should I reduce power” when appended with a question mark. A QRP transmitter is designed to transmit at really low how to get rid of small acne scars powers. The accepted upper power limit for QRP transmitters is 5 how to get rid of small acne scars W, at least for modes like CW using FM or AM how to get rid of small acne scars modulation. [pete]’s interest was piqued when he read about a 10 how to get rid of small acne scars mw 10 M QRP transmitter design in a vintage radio how to get rid of small acne scars magazine from the late ’50’s and decided to replicate it. We aren’t sure, but it appears he had a philco SB-100 RF transistor lying around in his parts bin. The SB-100 was one of the first surface-barrier transistors and could output 10 mw at frequencies up how to get rid of small acne scars to 30mhz.

[pete]’s rig was originally putting out 0.4 mw with a 3 V supply, and oscillating at 14.060 mhz in the 20 M band. The design appears to be a simple colpitts oscillator with how to get rid of small acne scars just a few parts assembled in dead-bug style on a piece of copper clad laminate. After adding an output transformer, he managed to increase the power output to about 25 how to get rid of small acne scars mw. Check out [pete N6QW] sending out a CQ shout out from his QRP transmitter how to get rid of small acne scars in the video after the break.

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