Chris Thompson - AC2CZ - Homebrew Amateur Radio Station


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Projects by Chris Thompson

I've been tinkering with electronics and computers since I was a kid. Most recently I have been trying to assemble a complete Amateur Radio Station from scratch. I've learnt a lot from books and a lot from the internet. This is my contribution back.

I was first licensed in the mid 80s as Amateur Radio Station G1XCX in the UK, then a couple of years later as G0KLA after passing the 12 words per minute morse code test. I can still remember that testing session vividly. My hand jittered out the letters from the key, I was so nervous. I'm sure I used all of the corrections that I was allowed.

I recently passed the Amateur Extra Exam in the US and have the callsign AC2CZ. I live in Brooklyn, NY but do quite a bit of my operating from another location in Montreal where I have more room for antennas.

The Gateway40 SSB/CW Transceiver
Gateway Transceiver My station is all homebrew. I enjoy building things more than operating, but I do get on the air and use what I have built. Right now I am working towards DXCC using only homemade equipment. You can read about it in my blog.

I'm very open to answering questions about any of my projects. Feel free to contact me on the air or via email: g0kla at arrl dot net

73, Chris

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