EMRFD Message Archive 36
Message Date From Subject 36 2006-07-25 14:21:18 Pete Eaton The Mighty Midget Revisited A somewhat similar challenge was a QST Project in the
60's called "The Mighty Midget" in the February &
April 1966 QST.
Once one completed the transmitter and made contacts
with 10 different ARRL sections he or she could
receive the Mighty Midget Award certificate.
A Matching Receiver was published in the April '66 QST
While there was no dollar limit imposed the design
goals were quite limited partly due to the Novice
License restriction of xtal control, cw mode only. If
I remember correctly the receiver was quite good for a
simple tube based design.
It's really not fair to compare the two efforts on a
performance basis alone but the motivations are
We have come a long way since then!
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