Welcome to the Home Page of Chuck Adams, K7QO

This page updated July 27, 2015.





  • K7QO's Lab Notebook. April 9, 2015.
  • K7QO's Muppet Madness Notebook. July 27, 2015. This is a doc devoted to new muppet board construction.
  • K7QO's Muppet Madness Support Files. July 27, 2015. PCB files and videos for projects.

  • 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 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.



    The NorCal QRPp Journal Archives

    In talking to Doug Hendricks, KI6DS, on the phone I find out that the back issues of The NorCal QRPp Journal have disappeared from the NorCal Home Page. Time to put them back online. Doug gave me permission many years ago to give my scanned copies to the club to be put online for permanent access to all QRPers world wide. So here they are gain for your enjoyment. Doug spent 11 years doing this work with the help of many contributors to the writing.

  • Volume 1. 1993.
  • Volume 2. 1994.
  • Volume 3. 1995.
  • Volume 4. 1996.
  • Volume 5. 1997.
  • Volume 6. 1998.
  • Volume 7. 1999.
  • Volume 8. 2000.
  • Volume 9. 2001.
  • Volume 10. 2002.
  • Volume 11. 2003.

    Enjoy and Build Something.







    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
  • Gilgamesh, Anonymous
  • Analects, by Confucius
  • The Iliad, by Homer
  • The Odyssey, by Homer
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • 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
  • Beowulf, Anonymous
  • 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