Lunch with K7QO
(w7zoi, 14Feb17, 17march17)
In early 2017 we visited my brother and his family in
Phoenix, Arizona. I had lunch with Chuck
Adams, K7QO, while in AZ. Chuck has long
been a stalwart in the QRP community, especially among those
who homebrew their own gear, or build kits.
Chuck is a retired physics professor.
Chuck scanned the ARRL books Solid State Design for the
Radio Amateur (1977) and Introduction to RF
Design (1994.) These were then included on
the CD for Experimental Methods in RF Design,
Classic Reprint Edition. Our
lunch was just the opportunity I needed to present Chuck with
a copy of the finished product, as shown in the
photo. In addition, we ate some really great
brisket at Rudy's BBQ, just off of I-10 in Chandler, AZ.
Chuck brought a box of goodies to show me as we
ate. Most of the projects were on circuit
boards. Chuck's circuit board methods
were especially impressive. He uses
relatively tame chemistry to produce very clean
boards. Look at Chuck's
work in more detail in the Yahoo Group,
"qrp-tech". Some of the information is
in his "lab" presentation on his web site. See www.k7qo.net/lab.pdf
Many thanks to Chuck for all of his efforts.
It was great to finally meet him in person.