10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Monday, March 22, 2010

PFR3A Pics

I haven't posted any photos of the PFR3A lately, so here goes .....

This one is of the top side of the circuit board. Everything here is done. I have one last component to mount before entering the final phases of the build and that is T3. If you click on the photo to look at the enlarged version, you will see where I had to remount U11 (the silvery looking rectangular device right above the phone jacks) and the mending job that I had to do to the circuit board at the lower right hand corner of U11.

This is the bottom of the board, you can see the BFO trimmer at the extreme left edge, the poly-variable caps as well as L1, T1 (upper left) and L8 through L13 (upper right). If you look closely towards the bottom right hand corner, you can see where T3 will eventually be mounted. I'm a bit tired tonight after a busy day at work and melting some solder to get to this point. I think I will tackle T3 tomorrow night.

72 de Larry W2LJ


Thorbjørn said...

Hi Larry, nice blog filled with execellent photos and to-the-point text. Very interesting, so thank you.
in Norway

Brian said...

Great pictures Larry. Thanks! I am still toying with the idea of getting a PFR3 for my use, but now the ATS4 has distracted me.