Saturday, August 29, 2020

Almost there!


I got L1 and L4 wound and installed and T1 wound and installed on the QCX40. T1 did not turn out as picture perfect as Hans' construction manual, but I'm 99 and 44/100ths % sure that I got it wound and installed correctly. Tomorrow, I'll try and finish up and perform the smoke test.

I must admit, if I had to do T1 over (and who knows, I may have to yet!) I would not wind it as one continuous winding with loops between the windings. If I end up having to do it over, I would do each winding separately.  As long as the winding are done in the same sense, for example, all wound counter clockwise and all the first windings going under, then it works out the same as Hans' method. 

This past week at work was a bear with a lot of late nights and hard days. At 63, I don't bounce back as easily as I used to when I was younger. Because of that, I am trying to do as little as possible. Kit building is more like play than work, so I'm taking the opportunity to get some rest and have some fun at the same time.

73 de Larry W2LJ
QRP  - When you care to send the very least!


  1. Good morning Larry, I too have wound and rewound many myself when building my K2 kits in the past. As with anything practice is all it's about just like the code I guess. I also hear you regarding the long days and late evenings. I'm retired now but I purchased a "fixer upper" home and first thing I found out was I too am not a young as I used to be. Today is my rest day and it helps that it's raining outside because if it was a nice day I get the itch to go out and do more work.

  2. alignment of this transceiver is a blast, you have some thing to look forward to! one of the very best simple receivers in my pile of simple rigs. highly recommended....AG4P