Episode 087 - Ashhar Farhan - VU2ESE
When it comes to home brew single side-band transceivers and test equipment, Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, is the master of building amateur radio equipment on a budget, with common parts. Ashhar is the designer of the BITX "open source" HF SSB transceiver, and has an international reputation as a home brewer, and is referred to as the “home brew hero” by Bill Meara, N2CQR, of the Soldersmoke podcast. Ashhar Farhan is Eric, 4Z1UG's guest on QSO Today.
VU2ESE Web Resources:
India Amateur Radio License
First Project: FET oscillator on 7 Mhz. Hartley Oscillator
First License: Age 14, 1982, VU2FAX
Indian Amateur Radio Licenses: 3 Grades of License
¼ wave of wire at any length has the same impedance at each end.
Elmer: Arun Kumar, VU2OZ - instrumental in aiding Ashhar
India’s first satellite - Aryabhata, 1975
“Morning QTH” - place of work or employment
Lamakaan Cultural Center - a cultural center started and managed by Ashhar.
Ugly electronic construction method
The Homebrewer’s Lab - Asshar’s white paper on his labs.
The Ugly American - by William Burdick, Eugene Lederer - a book about the American Diplomatic Corp presented itself abroad.
The Ugly Weekender - by Wes Hayward, Drake Hayward
Roy Lewallen, W7EL - author of the EZNEC antenna modeling software and home brewer
Variable capacitors from Xtal Set Society
HP Friedrichs, AC7ZL - builder extraordinaire
Ashhar’s Spectrum Analyzer
Building Linear Amplifiers, by Rick Campbell, QST
Soldersmoke Podcast - with Bill, N2CQR, and Pete, N6QW
BITX20 Transceiver - designed by Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE
Milton Keys Amateur Radio Society 80 meter transceiver based on BITX
New project: HF One Double Conversion Transceiver, VU2ESE
Guru and disciple - the relationship between teacher and pupil
VUSDR - software defined radio - Indian radio “stack”
Advice to new or returning hams: build small primitive radios
WebSDR - group of Internet connected SDR receivers around the World
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