I am sure that I already made a notice about the new Ultimate 3 QRSS Kit. As always Hans Summers is busy developing the software and improving this little Trx. It now has a bright LCD shield which is much better integrated into the PCB-stack and is easier to read.
There are so much sounds in the world, But when you only play on a classical guitar you are stuck to the sound which comes from your beautiful instrument, When you are playing piano you are on the better side. When you own a keyboard you only need a midi cable and connect it with a synthesizer of your dreams and you can play real cool sounds like a piano, cello, violin, moog, saxophone, ... Some times I just want to sink in an ocean of sounds never heard before, which are created by Absynth 5.
Perhaps you remember my struggle with computers going wild, operating system going digital (on and off ;-)) and how I solved it. It took some time but I got things sorted out. One of the reasons was, that I had my software and data in different places two or three times as a back up.
First I used floppy disks, mini disks, CDs, DVDs, USB-sticks, external Hard drives, ... All in all, when you are working nearly 30 years with computers a whole lot of data is stacking up and I don't talk about all the garbage which you save on your way and think it is important.
A compactor (Wikipedia)
So there will be a time when you are surrounded by various backup systems and you will have a hard time to find the file you are looking for.
Everybody has a watch or two or three ... but who has an old pendulum clock hanging on the wall of the living room? And when you are one of the chosen who owns such a wonderful piece of mechanics which moves about 86400 times a day knows how that gear actually works?
As always the best way is to build a pendulum clock by your own. OMG - tinkering with brass or other metal stuff is not my piece of meal. But as always there is an easy solution: Build it with wood! Clayton Boyer does not only produces these clocks, you have a chance to see them working.
It was a quiet summer until Hans Summers (G0UPL)offered the Ultimate II kit. Boys and Girls, I really don't know when this man sleeps... But let us take one step after the other.
As always I was too late when Hans offered the first QRSS Kitin 30, 40, 80 and 160m versions for about 15 Euro. I followed the discussions but couldn't make up my mind. And when I did, it was sold out. Now I am glad that I am a late-comer, for Hans promised an improved version the Ultimate 2 Kit.
Ultimate II viewed from behind with DDS, LPF and LCD
As already stated, the last months were not really a season for ham radio. The reasons were manifold: Conditions were not so good, there was no real big project on my side developing and there other things to do. But I managed to finish some little projects.
It took some time until I finally ordered a Pigrig.