During a chat with Tom M1EYP he pointed out that while 2m CW was quiet, if I really want to enjoy the peace of the hills I should build a rig for 4m. That throw away remark led me to think that if I build a modular radio I can easily make it operate on any band that I care to try. Thus I have built a sythesiser:
I have fed this into a wideband power splitter and I now have an incredible 4mW on 4m. This will be used with a general purpose 25MHz IF strip and power amplifier to make a 20W 4m CW transceiver.
Now a question: do any SOTA chasers have 4m CW capabilities?