Posts Tagged ‘QRP kit’

SPECIAL DEAL ON 6V6 MC 80 M PASTIME PROJECTS TRANSMITTER KIT

August 9, 2016

Today we are offering a special on our pastime projects 6V6 MC 80 Kit. This kit includes a wound and tested
Output plug in coil tested on 80 meters in our shop. In addition, we will include a new 3.5795 crystal element assembled in a FT-243 or similar style vintage type crystal holder. These are assembled and tested here, both
on a communications monitor and in a completed 6V6MC 80 Kit. These crystals are performing well for us in the
lab here at Pastime Projects, especially using our QRP mode power supply at 200 volts. The crystals have been
tested at 350 VDC with good results, but we are not ready to warranty the crystals at this time. For a limited
time we will also offer free shipping within the US. Delivery may run a little longer depending on demand,
but we are starting to build stock in advance of orders. 73 best wishes Glenn Brown for http://www.pastimeprojects.com and pastimeprojects(at)yahoo(dot)com.

“LookMa” 12K5 Oscillator kit gets Review from CQ Magazine

April 8, 2014

Pastime Project’s little 12K5 “transmitter” kit was originally written up in May 2006
CQ Magazine. Seven years later Rich Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Magazine, writes of
his experiences with the Kit described in the original article.
It is highly recommended reading. You can learn more at http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com
We still sell the little kit on our web page. It can be useful as a code practice oscillator
by listening to the output in a nearby receiver. Great fun constructing and following
the do-it-yourself instruction manual. Please read Rich’s article. Visit http://bit.ly/1lI0hlp
Might want to send
along your subscription to CQ magazine at the same time!
Live outside US Postal Service? Contact us for quote.
73 Glenn NN8G for Pastime Projects…

Download Electronic Kit Manuals from PastimeProjects

October 21, 2013

Pastime Projects http://www.pastimeprojects.com has begun converting their manuals to PDF format. These manuals
for radio and electronic kit construction will be available on the web pages of Pastime Projects for your reading and
printing.
Hope this helps spread the interest in kit building of
ham receivers, transmitters, audio amps, and other electronic kits to the amateur radio community.
Please share the news with your friends and have them
visit http://www.pastimeprojects.com.. 73 Glenn NN8G

Summer at it’s best

July 26, 2013

Summer is in full swing here in mid ohio. We attended the radio hamfest in Van Wert Ohio and look forward to the Findlay hamfest later. Summer usually brings on lots of activities other than radio. We are working on stocking the new all metal chassis 6V6/6L6 little oscillator/transmitter kits. These have a bottom cover made of aluminum like the chassis itself, but with perforated holes for ventilation. We have measured power out at various plate voltages. The output ranges from about 2 watts at around 200 VDC to over 10 at 350 VDC through the link coupling which matches 50
ohms impedence. The link coupling keeps the kit simple and less expensive that a pi-network. Besides most modern radios use 50 ohms impedance output. My thinking is to supply the kit with a companion power supply that will provide the filament voltage of 6.3 VAC as well as 200 VDC for the plate.
This is plenty of power for some great CW contacts. Those more experienced would probably prefer to build their own power supplies anyhow. You can save a lot of money on used
transformers, chokes, and so on. Have your priced new transformers lately?
Enjoy your summer. Remember http://www.pastimeprojects.com when
cooler weather brings back ham radio building projects to the old work shop.. 73 ES BCNU! Glenn

Prototype Pastime Projects Metal Chassis 6V6/6L6 transmitter on sale.

June 30, 2013

Assembled and Tested!

Assembled and Tested!


The new Pastime Projects 6V6 transmitter kit has been built and tested as a prototype. The difference between the prototype and the production models is the chassis. The metal chassis on the prototypes was machined by hand. The production chassis are cut in a high pressure water jet precision tooling machine. The prototypes were assembled and tested here and look and work great! Allow us a little time to get these out the door to you. There was a total of
7 or 8, and when they ship we will start packing the production kits with parts, manuals, and instruction manuals. This design is based on conventional handbook
designs of the late 1950’s and 1960’s. Operating on 40 meters. 3 to 10 watts of cw output into 50 ohms..
COME AND GET’EM Glenn for Pastime Projects
http://www.pastimeprojects.com

QRP HISTORY IN THE MAKING?

June 15, 2012

Just received an email from a ham in South Carolina that used our  Pastime Projects “Look Ma” 12K5 tube 40 meter cw oscillator kit to make contact with a fellow QRP enthusiast in Pennsylvania using his mini milliwatt kit on the 40 meter band.  Here are some excerpts from his email “This is the second qrp rig that I have built, and I have to say, it is quickly becoming my favorite” …” It is a simple kit to build” … “The only thing I did not like was the crystal did not fit into the beautiful ceramic crystal socket that was included in the kit”. “I would recommend this to anyone who loves to build and maybe learn something new”…”I really hope you guys continue to sell this rig…”

You will hear more from this Ham Operator.  Sure got us excited.  Very best regards  Glenn  www.pastimeprojects.comPastime Projects 12K5 Tube Type 40 Meter QRP Qscillator Kit