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Can't leave well enough alone...

The first thing that I put on my NEScaf board was a diode - in the hole for the +ve power lead.  Too darn easy to get the power leads wrong!

And then I started playing!!

Discovered that when I used the filter for RTTY, it appears to work about the same as my 250 hz 8.8mhz filter - as far as the waterfall is concerned anyway.  Of course the crystal filter will have other benefits - and is a lot pricier....

Reversed polarity on Nescaf. Pow!

Where do I get a replacement for the big chip on the board?  The switched capactive filter.  Can I get one from NEQRP club?

NEScaf completed - success!

HI all,

I just completed building my NEScaf and it is working great!  I connected it to my Elecraft K1.  I might also use it with my "tuna can family".  Thanks for providing a nice kit.


Andy (KB1OIQ)

hookup of NEScaf

New at this. Have board filled - now want to atch switch, pors, pw, audio in/out. I'm visual & a sketch sure would help; if that is possible? tnx. Bill n7ag

Noise Bridge

I'm a new member and enjoy QRP. I got back on the air less than 2 years ago. I've decided

to work on W.A.S. and DXCC using only 1 watt of power. I just started this challenge about a

month ago and so far have 20 states and 10 countries confirmed QRP 1 watt. I just added 

Hungary to my DXCC list last night on 40 meters.

I also enjoy CW contests at QRP 5 watts. I just started back contesting this year. I need antennas

for 160 and 80 meters and decided to build a trap antenna designed by Al Buxton, W8NX. One

NEScaf works great

My NEScaf went together just fine, thanks to the great manual.  My FT 817ND does not have a CW filter, so its a great accessory.  I had made a tilt stand for the 817 using a CD case, so I put the NEScaf board inside that case, drilled holes in the front of the stand and mounted the switch, both pots, and the audio out jack.  Power and audio in come out the rear of the case.  Not exactly "show quality" but it looks OK, saves another box on the desk, and puts the controls just below the rig controls. 

72,73 de JackWD4E


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