Author Topic: NEW QRP ( 10 watts) CW/SSB 3 to 30 MHZ Transceiver ,Digital display $129!!!  (Read 1060 times)

Offline Carl

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  The BITX Micro is just released and my student JEFF gifted me with one yesterday. The radio comes on a 6 X 6 inch board that is fully built and TESTED,you need connect only the peripherals to complete the TINY HF Transceiver. It can run off a pack of AA batteries. Go look at this $129 dollar transceiver!

http://www.hfsignals.com/

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I paid-forward my BitX40 kit a month or so ago-unbuilt. 

It seems to be a pretty incredible bargain if one is interested in building something that could do more than blink or flash!

ETA...
PIPE-DREAM: the new multibander is intriguing, especially when thinking of a deploy-able standalone 80m or 40m or 30m FSQ station Node to fill in the gaps and not tie your Shack Station up 24/7 if certain folks were hoping to enjoy a continuous network.

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I paid-forward my BitX40 kit a month or so ago-unbuilt. 

It seems to be a pretty incredible bargain if one is interested in building something that could do more than blink or flash!

ETA...
PIPE-DREAM: the new multibander is intriguing, especially when thinking of a deploy-able standalone 80m or 40m or 30m FSQ station Node to fill in the gaps and not tie your Shack Station up 24/7 if certain folks were hoping to enjoy a continuous network.

Mine and JEFF's just came in the mail yesterday as they were PRE-PURCHASED...so they are in production and being delivered now.
  Mine is radio # 533,labled on board and on the box

A picture is worth 1000 words and I am tired of typing:

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MCOdrDwiretKj5eNJSwkCuB4-fdkSpnu

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I'm committing to doing more outside, and take advantage of our long hours of daylight this summer.
My CW is coming along very slowly, but I'm improving. I really think a QRP rig could have a place in my life.

Someone else can die of a heart attack in their cubical.  I'd rather die on the high seas or mountain top while making DX contacts - LOL

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At this price and with a decent amount of wire for dipoles, it could make a practical leave-it-at-the-BOL radio.

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  As a non emergency radio,it has a lot to offer and as it is fully built and tested...just a few wires to solder....it can be built with little actual electronics skill needed.

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heads up: pay special attn to the toriods! 
the kit I bought, never opened and finally sent onto another had broken wires on the winding.

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heads up: pay special attn to the toriods! 
the kit I bought, never opened and finally sent onto another had broken wires on the winding.

I noticed some of the toroids are squished down at odd angles.

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I will wait to test them rather than try to straighten them.

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Recall my FT-450 CPU failed and cost me over $200 for Yaesu to replace the main PCB.

If the CPU fails on the little MBitX, you can replace it from WalMart for about $6.

https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=arduino%20nano&cat_id=0


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  I had trouble with the torrid next to the crystal in my $49 40 meter radio. Got it to work after I rewound it.

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From the manual:

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Coil Details
L5,  L7 : 12 turns on T30-6
L1, L2, L3, L4, L11, L12, L13 : 9 turns on T30-6
L14, L15, L16:  10 turns on T30-6
L14, L15, L16:  14 turns on T30-6
L20, L21, L22: 19 turns on T30-6
All the RF transfomers are 8-10 trifilar turns on FT37-43

While a little tedious, you could rewind those if needed.

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this is an excellent website on the topic

http://ubitx.net/introducing-the-ubitx/

Not only covers introduction, details, but many modifications and discussion of the same