Dayton/Pixie 2


From: James M Fitton 508 960 2577 (
Date: Sat May 06 1995 - 23:17:00 EDT

I just finished soldering up the Pixie 2 transceiver kit
exactly 1 week after participating in the "Great Dayton
Building Contest" sponsored by NorCal and K5FO.
What a fun HB contest, for me it lasted a whole week !

What a neat little rig !
It worked first time the battery was connected.

Of course, thanks for soldering help from Paulette, N9OUH
and parts procurement from Bob, VO1DRB, the race was finished.
And all the glory was not awarded to the swiftist. Remember the
Tortise and the Hare ? Turtle soup and Rabbit Stew tonight !

All that remains is to make a contact and presumably I will
be qualified for the last place prize.
After all, the rules did not specify which night the contest

Powered by a 9V battery, the rig puts out milliwatts on
3.579 Mhz. Presently 3 stations can be clearly heard.
W1AW at RST 589, and 2 other stations at about RST 569.
My protoplasm audio filter separates stations easily,
and the rig QSK operates flawlessly. Amazing for only
3 active components.

Congratulations Doug and Chuck, for an excellent idea !

Bob, Paulette.......A challenge.....Sked on the Colorburst
    frequency 3.579 MHz ?

How about a sked with our new QRP-NE Colorburst Contest
Manager - Ted KF8EE ?

72 Jim W1FMR

"The more you participate in life, the more you get out of it."

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