The Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit

k0awb_ozarkpatrol 3small

Just learned that David Cripe (NM0S) has a new kit for sale: the Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit.

The Ozark Patrol is a simple, straightforward kit, designed with beginners in mind. The kit uses through-hole components, which is to say, mounted on pads etched on the opposite side.  All of the component values and reference numbers are silk-screened on the board to indicate each part’s location, making for truly quick and fool-proof assembly.

What’s more, Dave is a talented kit designer; he’s the brains behind the kit for our successful ETOW HumanaLight (originally conceived by engineer Greg Majewski). He’s not only clever like that, he’s also a great pal.

In the past, when Dave has announced new radio kits for sale, he’s sold out within a few days. That’s why I ordered mine the moment I saw the announcement.

And, hey…not only does just $40 plus shipping ($46 in the US) get you a superb regen receiver kit, but proceeds also support the Four State QRP Group. Win-win, in my book.

Here are a few specifications and design features listed on the Four State QRP Group’s website:

  • Frequency Range: 3.5-15 MHz in two bands
  • Sensitivity: Yes!
  • Power Supply: 6 x AA batteries
  • Audio Output: A 2.6” speaker is included, as well as a jack for 1/8” stereo headphones

Want one, too? Click here to order your own Ozark Patrol kit…and enjoy tinkering as well as listening!

Spread the radio love

9 thoughts on “The Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit

  1. Robert Winterode

    For all you kit builder’s out there , the Ozark Patrol Receiver is a lot better then the old Radio Shack Globe Patrol receiver ! The Radio Shack Globe Patrol receiver had no selectivity at all ! The Ozark Patrol receiver for what frequency’s it runs on is in the same category or as good as the Mfj8100 regenerative receiver and also the Ten Tec 1253 regenerative receiver both great Shortwave radios ! There is only one receiver that is better and that is the Starrgratt regenerative receiver that was built by a guy who is not around any longer ! But the Ozark Patrol Regenerative Receiver is a very good receiver !

    1. Thomas Post author

      I did, Colin! It was a fun build. Your comment reminds me, though, that I never did a follow-up with photos. I’ll have to put a reminder in the hopper.

    1. Thomas Post author

      Sadly, Mark, I haven’t picked it back up yet. Been too busy with other projects. I hope to hit it by end of week. I think I only have another 2 hours or so to complete it. I work at a snail’s pace.

  2. Steven Smith

    This reminds me of my vintage Radio Shack Globe Patrol kit. Does anyone have the ability to compare the two?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.