Welcome to the Home Page of Chuck Adams, K7QO

This page updated Wed Feb 22, 2017.


Current Status de K7QO

I'm in reset mode. Almost everything has been removed except for the code course, the lab notebook and the SPICE tutorial. Things will come back at some time, but at my own pace.

  • K7QO SPICE Tutorial Notebook [Ver 0.35] Started Aug 12, 2016 and work in progress. Last updated Jan 3, 2017.

  • W1DN Radio Receiver 1 Using muppet board construction.
  • W1DN Radio Receiver 2 Using muppet board construction.
  • W1DN Radio Receiver RX3 Using muppet board construction.

  • K7QO Lab Notebook Experiment Notebook.



    The 2016 30m Propagation Study and WAS

    A number of QRPp stations have agreed to start on Nov 1, 2016 and go for WAS on 30m with only 1W or less using a KitsAndParts.com 1W transceiver. We are all starting with a zero count on states and we will see how the band behaves with QRPp power levels and at the same time attempt to work all 50 US states. Not a contest.

    The purpose to study the propagation characteristics of 30m band starting with the winter months and see if all 50 states and some DX entities can be worked using QRPp and QRP levels.

    I did TMPS in 1995 and did a paper at the first FDIM at Dayton in 1996. Here is that paper.

    As of mid Feb 2017, the progress has been slow. Much slower than WAS on 20m last year using 0.95W. Band is sparsely populated with operators and propagation has been poor as the sunspot cycle is in decline in the 11 year cycle at this time. It is just going to require a lot of patience and time to get done.

  • K5FO 1995 Thirty Meter Propagation Study My old call was K5FO.



    The K7QO Code Course CD

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

    Here are some useful youtube videos. IMHO.

  • Army Training Film for Sending with Straight Key Part 1
  • Army Training Film for Sending with Straight Key Part 2
  • Navy Training Film for Sending with Straight Key

    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.

  • QRPp Index to each issue. by K7QO in Sep 2016.



  • Synchronized Build of a 1W for 20m. Receiver build.
  • Synchronized Build of a 1W for 20m. Transmitter build.
  • Aluminum Enclosure Construction Introduction. November 18, 2015. How to build TenTec type enclosures.




    My email address is the usual hiding from Internet bots.

    chuck dot adams dot k7qo at gmail dot com