Ramsey vs. CW Howes kits for 40m twins

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From: Kevin Anderson (GGANDERSON@Augustana.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 20 1993 - 17:16:56 EDT


QRP Gang-

Alright, you've given me the bug to consider a kit. All of
these wonders you talk about (NN1G, NorCal40m, etc) seem too
sophisticated for mods, tinkering, etc., that are needed to
get them up and running, especially for a FIRST KIT stage
that I am at. Also I am Novice, recently licensed, so have
to cover the 7.100 to 7.150 subband (which apparently only
the MFJ and ARK directly cover that I've seen/heard without
modifying torrid coils, which sounds messy).

What would say about a twin set of either Ramsey or Howes
radios? I understand both brand xmtrs are xtal controlled
to begin with, but a VFO kit is available for at least the
Howes. Does Ramsey have a VFO? I've only seen magazine
ads for them (Ramsey in the latest 73, Howes in copies of
UK magazines I recently picked up on a visit to London), and
don't actually have literature (or US prices for Howes)
yet. I need a complete kit, as homebrew is too much yet.

What do you recommend for a first kit builder? I've got
only a 30watt iron so far, and screwdrivers, pliers, etc.

72, de Kevin kb9iua.
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Kevin L. Anderson, Geography Dept., Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois 61201 USA phone: (309) 794-7325
e-mail: gganderson@augustana.edu or kla@helios.augustana.edu
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