60 Meter Woodpecker


The 60 Meter Woodpecker is a QRPp CW transceiver for the 60 meter band.  It has a direct conversion receiver featuring a tunable bandpass filter, attenuator, muting and a audio amplifier with feedback high-low audio response.  The transmitter is a two stage (osc / amp) design featuring a seven component lowpass filter, sidetone, QSK with delay, mute and 500-600 milliwatt R.F. output.

The Woodpecker includes all parts plus a  handsome and sturdy cabinet with a thick screen printed front panet that is very attractive.  The receiver and transmitter operate on 5332 Kiliohertz, sometimes referred to as (channel 1) and both are crystal controlled. The receiver Tuning control covers about 500 Hertz below and 1.0 kilohertz above the transmit frequency, allowing you to find a desirable pitch of your preference.  The finished kit measures 4.0X2.5X2.35 inches.

The cabinet is assembled from pre-cut basswood plywood and easily assembled and painted / stained as you like.


This kit is not for a beginner!


Kit Build Manual     (This file is large!)

The above photos are from my protoyype.  I have worked over 20 stations in 9 states and Canada from my SC QTH.  Using my 160 meter inverted L antenna (1.4:1 swr.)

Received this e-mail after QSO on 9-21-20 at 0234.

Dear Bill, 

I was stunned to hear that you were running only 500 mW last night on 60M, because you were armchair copy all the way. You run a great company and when I retire one of these days soon, I'll probably get one of your Woodpeckers. I was running 20 W into my 160M inverted L (which tunes like a charm on 60M) and was using an old Bendix Radio type MT-11B navy flameproof straight key. My transceiver was a Yaesu FTdx-101D.

Kaz (K8KS)

I expect to have this kit available soon.  All parts are ready.

I am working like crazy to finish the building instructions.

If you are interested in purchasing or have questions, please contact me.  (see Contact page)


Bill, W4FSV


Introductory Price...$49.95

Will be available for orders on 1-21-21