Welcome to the Home Page of Chuck Adams, K7QO
This page updated June 19, 2015.
I have an iPad, the first model, in almost new condition. The system has been reset to original factory
memory. All you have to do is turn it on, register it in your name and get the software upgrades. I am
willing to trade this puppy dead even for a good condition/working AEA MM-3 Morse machine or a good condition
Heathkit HR-1680 receiver from the 80s. In fact, both items are from the 80s. Any takers?
K7QO's Lab Notebook. April 9, 2015.
Super Rock Mite Build page. Rock Mite for $24.10 US.
QRPMe Rock Mite Build page. Rock Mite for $50.00 USD.
Chinese Frog Sound Transceiver Build page. Transceiver for $15.95 USD.
K7QO Logbook Page Paper logging form modeled after a number of logbooks from the past 60 years.
TenTec Paragon 585 Refurb Project. April 9, 2015.
K7QO Crystal Test Fixture. April 9, 2015.
Rigol 1054z Page. April 9, 2015.
K7QO Videos for YouTube. April 9, 2015.
K7QO Manhattan Construction Techniques -- 2008 An early version writeup that was copied and stored by some one.
K7QO Manhattan Construction Techniques Rex Harper, W1REX, has copy that I gave him some time ago.
Advanced Manhattan Construction Techniques Copy of yet another old paper of mine.
Graveyard Page. Photographs of projects that went to the landfill. June 20, 2015.
SWL40+ circa 2008. March 30, 2015.
SWL40+ circa 2011. March 30, 2015.
SWL30+ for 30 meters. March 30, 2015.
The Famous K7QO Code Course
Fists.org web page.
Go to the Americas page and at the top there is a Store link. At the bottom of the store page is
the K7QO code course for $3.50. Please order a copy.
I want the Fists organization to sell out of their current supply of discs. I will then release Version 4.0 of the
course that I have revised from teaching two live courses in the past year. Not until they get rid of their copies
will I release Version 4.0 to them. I do not want to be in the business of making copies. Thanks for your support.
The Version 4.0 will not be a significant change other than shortened sessions and you start sending much earlier in the
And if you are not a member, then join. Tell them I sent you.
My email address is the usual hiding from Internet bots.
chuck dot adams dot k7qo at gmail dot com
100 Books to Read Before You Die
Having just watched 'The Equalizer' movie, I thought it interesting to have a list of
100 books that one should read before dying. I, like every one else, got on the Web and googled for
the list. It seems that there is not a list that every one can agree on. No surprise there. So,
I just picked one and here it is:
Please note. Although I have read many of these books previously, either as class assignments or
just personal interest, I am rereading these books in their entirety. No shortcuts are being taken.
No Cliff Notes and no movies of the book.
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells     March 11, 2015
Moby Dick by Herman Melville       March 17, 2015
The Plague by Albert Camus         March 25, 2015
Hamlet by Shakespeare               March 28, 2015
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson     April 2, 2015
Analects, by Confucius
The Iliad, by Homer
The Odyssey, by Homer
The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides
Oedipus, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles
The Orestia, by Aeschylus
The Republic, by Plato
The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle
Histories of Herodotus
Hortensius, by Cicero
The Aeneid, by Virgil
The Metamorphoses, by Ovid
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
The Confessions of St. Augustine
The Consolation of Philosophy, by Boethius
On Loving God, by Bernard of Clairvaux
The Mind’s Road to God, by Bonaventure
Didascalicon, by Hugh of St. Victor
The Summa Theologica (selections are okay), by Aquinas
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Pearl Poet
The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous
The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri
The Fairie Queen, by Edmund Spencer
The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli
Utopia, by Thomas More
Four Great Tragedies (Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, & Lear), by Shakespeare
Henriad Tetrology (Richard II, 1-2 Henry IV, & Henry V), by Shakespeare
Four Great Comedies (Merchant of Venice, Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, & The Tempest), by Shakespeare
Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin
The Temple, by George Herbert
Paradise Lost, by John Milton
Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
Tartuffe, by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere
Groundwork of a Metaphysic of Morals, by Immanuel Kant
Pensees, by Blaise Pascal
Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
Essay on Man, by Alexander Pope
Candide, by Voltaire
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
The Federalist Papers, by various authors
The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith
Lyrical Ballads (2nd ed.), by Wordsworth and Coleridge
Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft
A Practical View of Christianity, by William Wilberforce
Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
Middlemarch, by George Eliot
Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope
Narrative of the Life of Fred D., an American Slave, by Frederick Douglass
In Memoriam, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, by Edgar Allan Poe
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
Unspoken Sermons, by George MacDonald
The Idea of a University, by John Henry Newman
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fydor Dostoyevsky
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genealogy of Morals, by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles
The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov
Rerum Novarum, by Pope Leo XIII
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
Howards End, by E.M. Forster
Civilization and Its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud
Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton
Fear and Trembling, by Soren Kierkegaard
Four Quartets, by T. S. Eliot
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
Deus Caritas Est, by Pope John Paul II
The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1984, by George Orwell
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
Silence, by Endo Shusaku
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Complete Short Stories, by Flannery O’Connor
I got the list from the web site http://tinyurl.com/mjzbvsl