[LARC-CQ] kit building group
matthew at mrstevens.net
Wed May 9 13:23:05 PDT 2018
At the meeting the other night, I passed around a couple of sign up
sheets for additional LARC activities.
One was for a kit building group. Four people filled out their
information showing an interest - KK4BMI, KK4ITX, AB4XK, and N4HCZ. This
is something I have much less experience with than the other, qrp-ops
group. What I am asking is twofold:
1) Are there other members besides those 4 who would be interested in
forming an informal builders group?
2) Is there any one of you who is at least semi-experienced in building,
and would be willing to spearhead an effort to help other people along
What I had in mind doesn't have to be specifically radios, but maybe
antennas, tuners, keyers, anything really. Maybe start off with
something relatively simple and inexpensive, like the Rockmite
http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=RM4, or qrp-guys kits https://qrpguys.com/
This is something I would like to participate in myself! However, I do
not have the experience with building or (more importantly) enough time
to devote to leading and organizing the group properly. If someone
volunteers to head it up, I am more than willing to help out in any way
that I can, and I'm sure others would join in.
One of the comments I hear often is that newer licensees don't always
get the technical training that was once required to become a ham. Here
is your chance to make a difference, and help newer guys (like me!) gain
that kind of hands on experience.
Any takers willing to be our kit-building elmer?
- Matthew nj4y
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