About Steve Roberts

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1st International Field Radio Event 2016…May 28th

I’ll be on the air from my cabin here in Vermont. Hope to CU there!!!

http://www.fieldradio.org/international-field-radio-event

The Field Radio group will be holding its inaugural International Field Radio Event in late May, 2016. Please note this is an activity and not a contest! Here is your opportunity to interact with fellow group members on air, so please support us in this fun activity.fieldradio-300x214

W1SFR Portable Torsion Bar Key with Stainless Steel Removable Base is Here!

Many have requested a base for the TBP/Torsion Bar Portable key and now it’s here. The key base has been re-designed to accommodate screw-in rubber feet and to match up with mounting holes on the stainless base. The total weight of the key with the SS base is 13oz. Still pretty light, but because of the low center of gravity and the lightness of the key itself, it will NOT move during use. You can see the video of the key and base by clicking on the link below.  I will be putting more pix and pricing on the site shortly. If you can’t wait….call me.

QRP Rigs and Octopus Sex

A couple of lines from a recent eBay listing for a Super RM QRP rig.

3 , the use of high -quality audio op amp to do the second active filter , and its very low noise floor , excellent amplitude-frequency characteristics greatly improved listening experience octopus .

4 , the power upgrade to 4W (D882 output ) , while the use of American ring kit (FT37-43 and T37-2) two each , so that the ” octopus ” with more remote communication capabilities , greatly enhance the ” octopus ” utility sex !
I mean….really? Everyone knows that octopus sex robs a QRP rig of significant power and can create unwanted QRM at the input connector.
Geez, someone should talk to these Chinese engineers about the potential of hurting wildlife as a result of their careless design innovations.
72,
Steve, W1SFR

A Most Amazing CW Telegraph Key Site

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Tom, W1TP is in our club, The Green Mountain Wireless Society. As a leading authority on cipher machines and the Enigma in particular, he gave a most excellent talk about the Enigma Machine at our last meeting. I had occasion to view his site lately and if you ever wanted to see an incredibly comprehensive collection about telegraphy and all of it’s many facets, look no further.

http://w1tp.com

http://enigmamuseum.com