Episode 060 - Pete Juliano - N6QW
Maybe the ultimate home-brew project is to build the modern “KWM4” based on the Collins KWM2, then soup it up, like a hotrod, with an Arduino microprocessor, a digital synthesizer, and a digital display. This was and is Pete Juliano, N6QW’s dream rig. Pete joins Eric, 4Z1UG, for a conversation on homebrewing, construction technique, and ham radio on QSO Today.
Pete’s crystal set, started with a cat’s whisker. He later used a Philmore Company detector,.
First License: 1959, Age 17 - Two callsigns at the same time: Novice KN3IXU, Technician K3IXU
Upgrade to General two months later at FCC Pittsburgh, PA Field Office
Raytheon CK722 transistor
Cosmoline - a rust inhibitor
Sputnik was an inspiration for many people to pursue math and science.
Family Life: “balance is really important”
QRP Quarterly Magazine
SolderSmoke Podcast - ham radio home brewers podcast with Bill Meara, N2CQR, and Pete Juliano, N6QR.
KWM4 - is Pete's home-brew multi-band transceiver based on the Collins KWM2, souped up with modern computer technology.
QRP Quarterly “ Let's Build Something” - how to build a transceiver from scratch.
Adafruit DDS board
xlock frequency stabilizer
Almost All Digital Electronics. - Neil Hecht passed away in August. The company is on hold.
W1REX ME PADS - pads that look like the Manhattan building method. You can see a good use of them here.
XY Slide milling and drilling table mentioned in the podcast
Gsimple program - a free CAD program makes a G code
Bill Meara’s, N2CQR, Digital Transceiver
Let's Build Something SSB Transceiver Project
N4TRB Amateur Radio Website
AK2B Tom Hall
Extended Double Zepp Antenna
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6V6 Transmitter kit
Courtesy of Pastime Projects
Hallicrafters SX99 Receiver
Home-brew with N6QW