Our next regular 3rd Saturday monthly meeting will be on May 18th at the Brooklawn Community Center. See our meeting page for more info. As usual we will meet at about 7:45 for breakfast at the Metro Diner, and we usually wrap up afterwards with lunch there too!
> 2013 Meeting Recaps: Most recent ... April 20 (See links below for others.)
> "Hands-On Homebrewing" presented at TCF 2013 by N2APB & N2CX
We had fun presenting at the TCF conference in Trenton
on March 16 ...
despite the snow storm encountered on the way home! We showed and discussed
more than 50 simple homebrew projects that we've designed or used over the
years here among the NJQRP gang. We also brought some nifty serial
displays (app and
data notes) which may be
useful in some of our projects going forward.
We are conducting bi-weekly TeamSpeak "Chat with the Designers" sessions every other Tuesday night at 8 PM Eastern (0000z Wed). You can join us live or catch up with previous sessions at any time with the podcasts that we post. Our TeamSpeak Session Home Page has instructions as well as links to the "whiteboard material" and podcasts of our previous topics and discussions!
Click the image on the left or see this page for instructions on signing up for our Yahoo! email group.
We have collected some great sources of information and posted them in a web page called "NJQRP Resources", check it out at http://www.njqrp.org/resources/index.php.
The Micro908 is a multi-function, handheld computing platform that has a growing number of real useful purposes around the shack: Antenna Analyzer, DSP-based Audio Filter, and (soon) PSK31 modem and a Software Defined Radio receiver. All details and options can be found on the project web page at http://www.amqrp.org/kits/micro908.
John McDonough, WB8RCR has designed an on line introductory course for learning how to program and use PIC micro controllers. As course instructor, he will start off with very basic principles, and take students to the point of designing their own PIC applications. While the focus will be on the PIC16F84 chip, principles are applicable to the entire range of micro controllers from Microchip.
If you are looking for some info that you heard about at one of our in-person meetings (in Princeton or Brooklawn) or just want to see what we have been up to, check out our Meeting Notes Archive
We had a great group build "Workshop" on Dec 11, 2011 at the Armstrong Hall Engineering Lab at the College of New Jersey. Great thanks to Professor Al Katz (the famous UHF ham) who let us use the engineering lab to continue the build-up of our Ensemble RX-II kits. A big thanks also to Joe Jesson, KC2VGL for arranging this venue. The Ensemble RX II is an all-HF band receiver kit that includes the components for building the receiver for HF operation (1.8 MHz through 30 MHz). We're looking forward to getting this compact little receiver working first with the PC, and then sometime later with a small project board (our follow-on group build) to eliminate the need for the PC. "We don't need no stinkin' PC!
If you were lucky enough to pick up one of the NJQRP Counter Kits at one of our past meetings (sorry no more kits are available), all of the construction info is available here.
Check out the results from our QRP contests sponsored in past years:
2007: Fall and Spring
2006: Fall and Spring
2005: Fall and Spring
2004: Fall and Spring
2003: Fall and Spring
2002: Fall and Spring
2001: Fall and Spring
REFERENCE, PROJECTS & ARTICLES
Check out this simple-and-useful "mini-kit" produced for members who attended the August 2003 club meeting
N2CX describes how to enhance a simple 2-stage transmitter