I try to attend the NORTEX QRP meeting each month. One of the fun features of that group is that each person who attends brings some item that is excess from their junk box. At the end of the meeting, they raffle off the items to those in attendance. I was the first person drawn in the January 2018 meeting. There were 2 kits to choose from. The Tuna Tin 2 circa 2004 (link is a more modern version) and the Norcal keyer kit circa 2002. Since I intend to build a 40M direct conversion receiver in the near future, I chose the Tuna Tin 2. So I will hopefully make a QSO on some QRPp homebuilt gear.
Although the ultimate idea is to build and operate a homebrew transceiver while learning about radio. . . this will give me a chance to transmit a little early.
I’m a relatively new ham. Got my license, joined a club and I’m having fun! I enjoy CW, pedestrian mobile, backpacking, and I dream of building radios at some point. At present I have a wife and daughters so my building time is limited.