In my walk with Jesus, I have a few mentors I can draw strength and knowledge from, but when it comes to amateur radio, I really have no mentors (elmers) at all. I have the resources that the whole internet offers, but reading a schematic with little or no explanation accompanying it can lead someone down the wrong road. So I may have the right components, but I’m not wielding them correctly.
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So I’ve been trying to get a working VFO (Variable Frequency Oscillator) going again and finally, after hours of tears, got one going. Here is the schematic:
I was wrong, and I apologize.
So I’ve thought about working on home-made (‘home-brewed’) amateur radio circuits again, but I’ve lowered my expectations (so I don’t have a hissy-fit again), and eventually I’ll get a used oscilloscope so I can make sure the circuitry is legal for transmission. But until then, I’m just going through my collection of old parts and keeping an eye out on the web for circuit design ideas. Continue reading
Ah what a difference a day makes.
Yes! More BSD fun! Continue reading
In many countries outside the USA you’ll find that people who believe in Jesus are persecuted…often to the point of imprisonment or death. Here in the US, at least until recent years, it was relatively ‘easy’ to be a follower of Jesus. But things are changing, and believers here may join brothers and sisters around the world in being persecuted, hassled and eventually completely outlawed.
For so many years, even when I was a pre-teen, I’ve always been interested in amateur radio, and wanted badly to join the ranks of ham radio operators around the world, but lately amateur radio has been more of a frustration than something fun.