Thursday, April 19, 2012

A new project is born

In 2011 I bought a new Elecraft K3 HF/6m rig. I had a great time using it on 6m last year during the Sporadic E season. Over the course of the last year I started thinking about interfacing transverters for 2m and above to the K3. I noticed that Elecraft sold an external switching box that would allow me to control an IF relay for switching the transverters per-band. The issue with using this box (KRC-2) is that you end up having to sacrifice the ability to switch external relays for the HF bands. I thought it would be interesting to to see if I could use 1 HF radio for all bands, 160m-10GHz.

More to come...