Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Sudden Storm receiver goes to the field

N6GA's TFR transceiver in the 1990s was the inspiration for many trail-friendly radios of today - including the renowned Elecraft KX-1.

As featured in KI6SN's Trail-Friendly Radio column in the March 2009 edition of WorldRadio Online magazine, the QRPme Sudden Storm Receiver kit, designed to fit on top of an empty tuna-fish can with components exposed, is hardly a piece of gear that could withstand the rigors of the trail. But with a few modifications, the homebrewer can easily package this direct-conversion receiver into a unit that is great for listening in the outdoors.

Click on the links here to find several Internet references cited in the March column.

Cam Hartford, N6GA's, winning entry in the Adventure Radio Society's Trail-Friendly Radio competition (pictured above). For an enlarged view, click on the image.

"Anywhere, Anytime HF," the story of the Elecraft KX-1 transceiver, by Wayne Burdick, N6KR

The KX-1 from Elecraft Radio

Hendricks QRP Kits

The Sudden Storm Receiver kit from QRPme
For an enlarged view, click on the images.