Y2K Radio- Schematics?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
I used to have some links, but lost the file , on simple radio schematics that could be easily built from Radio Shack or other common parts such as salvage. What I would like to find are simple plans for a sideband transceiver, an AM transceiver, an FM transceiver, and a low power CW rig. My preference is for pre- PLL designs.
I think these kinds of plans would make a good hedge. Besides, it would be fun to build something from scratch. Sometimes in the past I have "remodeled" things into odd containers. For instance as a joke I am going to take a cheap little AM/FM reciver and put it into an empty Dak ham can, and call it a 'ham radio'. (Nyuk nyuk yeah I know.) I also want to enter the world of laptop design by putting one into a plastic pink flamingo- lift his wing to expose the keyboard and monitor!
Hey, we all have hobbies.
-- Forrest Covington (email@example.com), September 22, 1999
Look up QRP on the 'net. Lots of really low cost transceivers you can build (quite a few in the $30 range).
Or -- join the QRP email list at: http://qrp.cc.nd.edu/QRP-L/
-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 22, 1999.
Good question re old schematics. AA2GS, Russ, Independence, KY, and I were just discussing that on 3.395 this morning (We're trying to do a regular Y2K Net thing 5AM CT -- so far no joiners.) He's thinking of buying the QST back issues CD ROM to have a source -- makes sense. I myself have bought a couple QRP kits -- but they're all CW only. Would like to find a simple-to-build SSB QRP circuit. Anybody know of one?
-- William J. Schenker, MD (email@example.com), September 22, 1999.