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Making the Heathkit IG-102 Signal Generator Useful

While I am very happy with my homebrew 8640jr signal generator, I’ve had this old IG-102 RF Signal Generator from Heathkit hanging around for a decade or so.  I was curious what kind of levels it was capable of, so I dragged it out and hooked it up to the scope to investigate a bit. […]

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MKARS80 80 Meter SSB Transceiver – Part 3

Construction of the MKARS80 Transceiver continues with the installation of the bag #4 components.  This bag contained all of the active devices, as well as the crystals for the BFO and filter. As these were just dropped into the holes, I didn’t take a lot of pictures during this phase.  Here is the board after […]

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MKARS80 80 Meter SSB Transceiver – Part 2

Construction of the MKARS80 Transceiver continues with the population of bag #3.  This bag contained most of the toroids and bobbins to wind.  One of the challenges, from the colonies side of the Atlantic, is the lack of an intuitive feel for the metric system.  I was thinking that 50mm = 0.5 cm.  But it […]

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MKARS80 80 Meter SSB Transceiver – Part 1

The next project up on the bench is a unique kit from England, the MKARS80 80 meter Single Sideband Transceiver.  It was designed and originally kitted by the Milton-Keyens Amarteur Radio Society, and is designed to be something inexpensive but useful for folks to get into building their own rigs.  Now kitted by radio-kits, it […]

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Building the AADE LC Meter

There is a really nice Inductance/Capacitance Meter available from aade (Almost All Digital Electronics). This is the AADE L/C Meter IIB. It comes as a kit and takes a couple of hours to build.  When you are finished, you have a nice tool (rather than the kludge I had for capacitiance before) that can read […]

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