has given me a number of tips on getting started. And Indy's own Roberta X of Retrotechnologist has built several ham radios, some of which I've marveled over in her basement. She's absolutely brilliant, but with the right instructions and some patience, I bet even I could make my own.
A Ham Radio.
The principals can be basic. Metal resonates (vibrates), and different lengths of metal will resonate at different frequencies. This is the basics of ham radio, hooking up a piece of metal to a receiver or transceiver that resonates at the frequency you want to listen to or communicate on.
That can't be hard, can it?
First, I'll need to make a schematic.
click on photos to enlargeThen supplies -
It's all coming together. I bet I can pull this off.
Hmm. I may be missing a part or two.
So those of you on the airwaves. . stay tuned. Or not.
At least stay tuned for our next DIY post - the ham and cheese omelet.