New homebrew challenge to be announced at Dayton
I have it on good authority, that there will be a new ARRL sponsored challenge coming this spring. The MacGuyver Challenge (as it is being
referred to) will judge the builders’ abilities in creating a 1 Watt or higher 40M CW transmitter, using the highest percentage of household items possible. The word is that the prize may already be claimed by junkbox-king Kyle Scrapschen, KB2CRP, who was showing his self titled “Junk Drawer Rig” at this year’s Mohawk Valley Hamfest in Sprakers, NY. Using 17 antique twist-ties, an engraved spork, a lump of some crystallized kitchen-matter, and vintage Mattel Speak-and-Spell, Kyle claims to have had a QSO with a ham aboard a spam-fishing trawler off the coast of Gough Island!
In other news, it’s April 1st. Have a great one folks. I was going to post a story about actually receiving my Xiegu X1M, but that’s NOT funny.