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The Rock Stars of Analog

Over on The Amp Hour, I’ve been known to call ham radio operators, “The Rock Stars of Analog“. This is meant for the ones that are out there making their circuits using the dead bug method or otherwise. Jason Milldrum from has confirmed this belief with a picture in his latest posting about his RF kit making business:

Project X Prototype

I mean would you LOOK at that thing??? It’s awesome! Plus it transmits radio signals, so it’s just that much more magical. I know the theory behind RF, but I still geek out whenever I think about radio stuff. Anyway, thanks to Jason for posting the picture on his site and on Flickr. Check out his blog for more info as it comes available!


  1. Chris, I’m humbled to be dubbed one of the Rock Stars of Analog. 😀

    Thanks so much for the blog love. I made sure to add your blog to my blogroll. Great stuff!

    I took a photo of my lab just for you and your readers:

    73 (best regards),

    Jason NT7S

  2. Oops, that photo link didn’t come through. Let me try again:

  3. Yes! Awesome!

  4. Good stuff. Here’s another site you might look at for well done Manhattan style circuit boards and “rock star” hand made ham radios.



  5. Wow that circuit looks like my troubleshooting nightmare!

  6. Speaking of “dead bug” construction and Analog Rock Stars, check the last page of Linear Tech’s app note 74 written by Jim Williams (definitely an Analog Rock Star of the 1st order) or some of the photos in Bob Pease’s work (another very top tier Analog Rock Star)


    By the way Chris…I’m now on the very east coast and have been quite negligent in keeping up my web site – soon to be corrected I hope. Are you on LinkedIn?

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