[AMRadio] retro 75


Brett Gazdzinski Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Wed Apr 7 22:10:53 EDT 2010


Looking at the retro 75 diagram, I might try and retrofit the wilderness 
radio sierra, which is multi band and 5 watts out, has abx (variable 
bandwidth) a vfo, agc and other nice things...

What we need is a kit like the sierra but designed for AM, think a simple CB 
set for 40 meters kit...

Brett



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Lawson" <w4rl at bellsouth.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] retro 75


> My friend Ron N4RT built one and had a nice chat with Art N4JK about 90 
> air
> miles away one afternoon recently. And I have one still in the kit form 
> that
> I will soon built.  It's a fun project for us here at the 65 dollar price
> and I will have fun with it just as I do with my Norcal 40A qrp cw 40 
> meter
> transceiver.  I am quite sure some will put the Retro 75 retrofitted in a
> WWII, Korean, or VN comm handheld/backpack and have a ball at hamfest with 
> a
> long whip antenna.  It's a venture and I am thankful that the Small Wonder
> Labs came out with it......for our fund to build.  Kudos I say to Dave
> Benson K1SWL.  It's not like he had to do this for us, as in I don't think
> he's going to become a millionaire from this endeavor.  As I am in my
> retirement years I laud those who provide us with constructive projects to
> complete.
>
> Hear here, hear here, hear here.  Thanks Dave.
>
> 73 Robert W4RL
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <johndtate at post.com>
> To: <Brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net>; <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] retro 75
>
>
>>I also was thinking a 40 meter version would be really nice.  At those
>> qrp levels and with summer approaching it would be a winner!!  Heck why
>> not a 10 meter version too!  Maybe he should offer a deluxe multiband
>> AM transceiver kit!  Chaching!
>>
>> John KX5JT
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brett Gazdzinski <Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net>
>> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2010 5:53 pm
>> Subject: [AMRadio] retro 75
>>
>>
>> Speaking of building, there is a new AM transceiver kit:
>> http://smallwonderlabs.com/Retro-75.htm
>>
>> I built it, it works well.
>> I IS very simple, and lacks things like a good agc, variable filter,
>> vfo, S
>> meter.
>> I let small wonder labs know a deluxe kit would sell like hotcakes at a
>> lumberjack convention...
>> I also asked for a 40 meter version.
>>
>> Brett
>> N2DTS
>>
>>
>>
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