Billerica Amateur Radio Society member Erik Kramer, KB1MIC is spearheading a kit construction project for his fellow club members. Kramer has suggested the “Firefly” QRP kit, described in the September, 2007 issue of QST. According to Kramer, the kit costs approximately $60 and takes about 11 hours to assemble. It is “software-based” and “requires a PC.”
According to the club’s meeting minutes, 13 attendees at the last meeting indicated they were interested in participating in a kit project. As a group, the club discussed whether there might be more suitable kits for “first-timers.” Ideas included an SWR/field strength meter, and a power supply for the shack.
Kramer has requested members contact him with additional suggestions for kits.
–Thanks, BARS Newsletter, November, 2007