NMØS Ozark Patrol
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Kitted and Offered For Sale By The Four State QRP Group
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Introduced at OzarkCon 2014, this kit was designed in homage to simple beginners
regenerative receivers of a generation ago. Many current hams and radio
enthusiasts were introduced to the hobby by building and listening to such
classics as the Radio Shack Globe patrol, or the Knight Ocean Hopper.
It has been many years since there has been a simple shortwave receiver kit
on the market, so the Ozark Patrol is offered so that the builder of today
can relive the excitement of tuning in the world on a simple receiver circuit.
The Ozark Patrol circuit is a two-band shortwave receiver, using only three
NPN transistors in its circuit. It employs a reflexed regenerative detector
to maximize gain from its simple design, followed by a two-transistor audio amp. It is capable of operating from a simple wire antenna.
This kit features a pre-drilled and silkscreened circuit board front panel
with a total of 38 through-hole components mounted on pads etched on the
opposite side. Component values and reference numbers are silk screened by each part location
for fool-proof assembly. This style of PC board was invented in 2003 by our own Joe Porter, WØMQY as an
optional board for the NJQRP RF Sniffer, a field strength meter designed by
Joe Everhart N2CX.
Click here for a picture of that board
Since WØMQY lives in Pittsburg, KS, the board design was dubbed the "Pittsburg" style.
NMØS has previously
employed silk screened panels in the
Refer to the
Ozark Patrol photo page
for more details.
First time builders please note: With a very low part
count and the Pittsburg style pc board, this kit
is easy to build. There are NO SMT parts, and
the components are widely spaced on the board.