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TUNA TIN, TUNAFONE, TUNA MAYO SANDWICH

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TUNA TIN, TUNAFONE, TUNA MAYO SANDWICH

Today, we like the chic and quirky and who in the radio amateur world has not heard of the Tuna Tin 2 transmitter.  Designed in the 1970s, the late Doug DeMaw, W1CER/W1FB, ARRL Technical Editor, was one of several Headquarters staff who published homebrew projects, many with a QRP twist. One of the most popular projects was a simple, two-transistor 40-meter transmitter that used a tuna can as the chassis.   A series of events, some quite amazing, have come together to keep the magic alive—the original Tuna Tin 2, built in the ARRL Lab, is still on the air and...

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