Digital experiments

In all my time in amateur radio I have never once experimented with microprocessor programming and I have done very little “digital” design.  This seems to be a gap in my knowledge, although I am still not really interested, preferring RF design, especially QRP.  I must say I remain very impressed with Wolf’s (W5OLF) tiny WSPR-AXE-CW beacon: this goes to show just how much can be achieved with so little physically. Maybe this is a whole area I should embrace? The trouble is it is impossible to be an expert at lots of things, unless you are very bright. Certainly I do not consider myself a polymath! 

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

One Response to “Digital experiments”

  • Frank ON6UU:

    Roger,

    One can not do it all. You have to choose somewhere in a hobby with so many aspects. You made a great choose ! QRP is fun indeed.

    And…you’re never too old to learn. 🙂

    Have a great day,
    73
    Frank

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