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Morse code pocket transceiver?

Aug 21st, 11:06

KC9UNY

Joined: Aug 1st 2011, 12:05
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Would it be possible to shrink an entire CW transceiver (complete with keyer, antenna, and power supply) into something that would fit into something pocket-sized, like an Altoids tin? I have had some ideas, like make it able u open and unfold, with the keyer on the inside of the lid and an antenna that folds out when it's open and things like that. But overall, is it possible to fit all of that into something the size of an Altoids tin? And if so, on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being easiest) how hard would it be? Would it be overly difficult for someone completely new to homebrewing?
Aug 22nd, 15:20

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Dave Benson of Small Wonder Labs produced a kit for exactly that--it will even run off a 9V battery that also fits into the Altoids tin.

http://www.w0ch.net/rock-mite/rock-mite.htm

Dave has retired, but kits are still available from another source.

http://www.qrpme.com/

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Aug 25th, 12:40

KC9UNY

Joined: Aug 1st 2011, 12:05
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Thank you! I asked on some other forums and they said it was practically impossible!
73s!
Aug 25th, 12:40

KC9UNY

Joined: Aug 1st 2011, 12:05
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Thank you! I asked on some other forums and they said it was practically impossible!
73s!

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