[LARC-CQ] kit building group

George Mann georgew1942 at gmail.com
Thu May 10 08:45:42 PDT 2018

Knight Fire Electronics has many useful kits that would be good starters.
They may give a discount for a large club order, I don't know that but can
ask. Knight Fire are always at Hamcation and the Plant City hamfests.
 NightFire Electronics LLC

6158 SW State Rd 200 #208, Ocala, FL 34476
(352) 300-3548


On Wed, May 9, 2018, 4:23 PM Matthew Stevens <matthew at mrstevens.net> wrote:

> 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
> and learn?
> 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?
> 73,
> --
> - Matthew nj4y
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