Welcome to the Home Page of Chuck Adams, K7QO

This page updated Feb 5, 2016.


  • K7QO Lab Notebook Experimentation and Building Notes.



    K7QO Kit Building 101.

    After some thought about how to pass on the skill set required to build kits for various difficulty levels without breaking a budget, I have come up with the following web page. It is an attempt to aid you without actually being there looking over you shoulder. I am teaching you and all I ask is that build a kit and then teach some one else. Enjoy.

  • K7QO Kit Building Page

  • Synchronized Build of a 1W for 20m. This for a group build of the 1W for 20m for qrp-tech@yahoogroups.com.


    K7QO YouTube Videos for the kitsandparts.com 1Watter Transceiver

    The following is a series of videos on the building of the kitsandparts.com 1Watter QRPp Transceiver Kit for $46 USD.

  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 1. October 21, 2015. P/S and AUDIO AMP.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 2. October 22, 2015. KEYER.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 3. October 22, 2015. XMIT Keying + RCVR Muting.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 4. October 22, 2015. Second RCVR Mixer.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 5. October 23, 2015. IF filter, First RCVR Mixer and VXO.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 6. October 23, 2015. First XMIT Mixer.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 7. October 23, 2015. Transmitter BPF and first driver stages. Yes, the slide has the wrong number on it.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 8. October 24, 2015. Final Construction sequence.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 9. October 25, 2015. Alignment and testing.
  • K7QO's 1W Build, Phase 10. October 26, 2015. Keyer Introduction and Useage.

  • Onewatter Web Page

  • K7QO's Slides on Build of 1W #108 Slide format in PDF for build of #108. Should work for serial numbers less than 200.

  • Aluminum Enclosure Construction Introduction. November 18, 2015. How to build TenTec type enclosures.

  • K7QO's Kit Building Presentation at TBARC Presentation that I did for radio club.

  • USA Map Template for the Maps Below.

    K7QO 15m QRPp WAS Status Map with 0.95W and Dipole at 7m Started 26th of Oct 2015

    K7QO 20m QRPp WAS Status Map with 0.95W and Dipole at 7m Started 30th of Jul 2015

    K7QO 30m QRPp WAS Status Map with 0.95W and Dipole at 7m Started 25th of Sep 2015

    K7QO 40m QRPp WAS Status Map with 0.95W and Dipole at 7m Started 30th of Oct 2015



    The K7QO Code Course CD

  • K7QO's Code Course CD in ISO File Format See manual.pdf for guide to course.



    The NorCal QRPp Journal Archives

  • 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.



    K7QO Legacy Documents

    The following are documents and work done some time ago. Please realize that some of the URLs, companies and other information may be gone from the planet Earth. This is here for those that might have unbuilt kits or have one that is not working. Also building techniques requiring tools that may no longer be available from the original sources or manufacturers. Please don't ask me to find things. If you can find it using google, then it is most likely that I can not help either. Good luck..

  • Small Wonder Labs SW-30+ Construction Manual. Circa 2012.
  • Small Wonder Labs SW-40+ Construction Manual. Circa 2008.
  • SPICE Tutorial. Circa 2007.







    My email address is the usual hiding from Internet bots.

    chuck dot adams dot k7qo at gmail dot com