The Atlanticon Kit ...
It's a Snap!
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The NJQRP created a very fun and interesting dimension to those who attended the Atlanticon 2000 QRP Forum: it was the "Atlanticon Kit".
As you probably already know, a Construction Contest was conducted on Saturday night of the Atlanticon QRP Forum weekend (March 24-26), wherein all those who brought their favorite or best-built homebrew project were judged. Typically these construction contests have several entry categories: commercial kits, scratch-built, paddles, antennas, original designs, etc. Well, at this year's Atlanticon we had *two* categories for the building contest: "OPEN" (any project, any type of construction), and the "SNAP".
The SNAP is a simple, Manhattan-style constructed transmitter kit intended to demonstrate the ease of this construction style and provide a basic building block for later projects.
This little transmitter isn't going to knock the radiator off any antennas, but it will certainly provide everyone with a neat opportunity to build a Manhattan-style project in a controlled fashion and on a leveled playing field. It's great for the 1st-time builder and experienced homebrewer alike. The Winter issue of QRP Homebrewer has tons of advice and examples of Manhattan-style construction, so you can get some ideas, tips and techniques from the experts among us.
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