Category Archives: first QSO

SW-40 completed and on the air!

It’s a great feeling. My thus far relatively modest journey into homebrewing had another high water point as I finally completed this QRP transceiver, and even better, made my first QSO with it out camping in the woods! The antenna … Continue reading

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I DID IT!! I DID IT!!! My first QSO with my first home-built sideband transceiver!  John IK4GME in Bagnacavallo, Italy!  I received a 56 from John’s apparently considerable antenna farm.  Ciao John! Months in a cold basement wearing layers to … Continue reading

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