Episode 190 - DuWayne Schmidlkofer - KV4QB
DuWayne Schmidlkofer, KV4QB, is one of the amazing creators of homebrew projects from conception to the finished package. He uses microcontrollers combined with RF circuitry to make some pretty cool and mostly inexpensive projects. His blog is a great read where he documents each of his projects from beginning to end. In this episode, we discuss construction techniques and his home brew projects. KV4QB is my QSO Today.
Hometown: East Central Wisconsin
Popular Electronics magazine
Radio TV Experimenter magazine
First License: Age 15, WN9SSN
Upgraded to WA9SSN
State QSO Party
80 Meter QRP Net
Tony Fishpool, G4WIF- QSO Today former guest
Schematic capture software
Resist pencils - you can also use a Sharpie felt pen
Sprint Layout PC board software
Chinese PCB Makers:
QRP Quarterly magazine
Arduino - learn the basics
LTspice circuit simulation software
Toner Transfer Process - Chuck Adams Muppet Board
Cold toner transfer to make PC boards
Scalar network analyzer
K6BZ antenna analyzer
Zilog Z80 processor
Arduino Pro Mini
3D Printer 3D Systems
Monoprice Pro-mini 3D Printer
FreeCAD Open source CAD software
SI5351 Signal Generator
Specan Spectrum analyzer?
QRP Labs QCX
Frog Sounds HF transceiver 40 meters - SI5351
BitX 40 - VU2ESE kit transceiver
MicroBitx - VU2ESE smaller BITX transceiver
Excited by: “the variety of stuff that you can do in amateur radio”
Advice to new or returning hams: Find a part of the hobby that you like, and go to club meetings.
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CNC router/engraver for making PCB
Two Output Signal Generator using SI5351
8307 Power Meter