About AC9KJ

I earned my licenses because I'm not into Bingo or trips to casinos, and because it was on my bucket list. It also keeps me busy in the absence of my wife, who passed on, three years ago. I'm 78 years old and briefly held a Novice license (WN9MIU) in about 1970. I'm a former commercial radio Program Director and Music Teacher. Right now I'm operating HF on a a Kenwood TS-590SG, with an indoor loop antenna. The car radios are a Yaesu 8900R and/or a Yaesu FT-857D, supplemented by a Yaesu FT-60 HT. I'm slowly learning Morse code (my apartment is an SSB black hole), and will eventually get into PSK31 and modes of that ilk.

We now have a reliable parts list for the modified Forty-9er part of the kit, based upon both the information contained in its schematic, and the prescribed modifications thereof . Lack of this list had been a major barrier to prospective volunteers for final inspection and testing .

The first kit is now tested and re-assembled. When six kits are ready, they will go back to Project Leader Matt. The seventh is being soldered together in order to discover any assembly issues.