Welcome to my blog. My name is Bert, callsign WF7I, and this is my homebrew electronics blog.
Here I can document various little projects quickly and easily and share with others. I’ve certainly benefited from reading others’ blogs and maybe I can do the same for others with mine.
I’m a ham radio operator (since 1985) and I didn’t start out as a homebrewer. I was mainly an “appliance operator” who was baffled by most of the circuits I ran across. I had some interest, spent many years learning more about it in college, worked in the field for awhile, and gradually transformed myself into what I’d now describe as a novice homebrewer. I can’t hold a candle to many who have been doing this for decades. However, I plan on gaining skill in this area because I think it is a lot of fun.
Around 2000, the homebrew and kit building bug really hit for the first time. Within a couple of years I’d built a Rockmite 40m rig, a 20m CW transceiver kit also from Small Wonder, and my very own creation, a direct conversion receiver for 40m. I took the rigs out with me to the local mountains where I lived in Arizona and had great fun working the world with a wire strung among the cacti and palo verde trees.
For most of the decade from then till 2013 I’d done no homebrew whatsoever and very little hamming. I aim to change that now and I thought I’d document some of it in the blog.
If you stumble across my blog and find something interesting, please leave a comment. Suggestions for circuit improvements or other projects are welcome.
If you have your own blog and you’d like participation, drop me a note and I’ll follow you. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks & 73.