Back in the NPOTA days - seems so long ago, doesn't it - there were times (particularly on SSB) that I was wishing for a bit more power from my KX2. Its 10 watts are fine when conditions are good and when the QRM/QRN levels accomodate that power level, but the other 99% of the time would have been more enjoyable without all the repeats those 10 watts were often requiring.
My new kit arrived from China only 8 days after ordering. A tracking number was sent to me within an hour of the order.
Only the circuit board and parts are included - no documentation whatsoever and none to download either. I knew this before ordering and chalk it up to the low price. It should be easy enough to build directly from the photos on the eBay order page but I will have to do a bit of research regarding the number of turns on the inductors.
Spectrum analysis images show it to be a very clean amp but that is more a function of the low pass filters in use - none of those are included in the kit. I plan to use filters from another project and will then test the combo on a spectrum analyzer and post the pics at a later date.
A few surface mounts components are used in the kit and, although I don't really enjoy working with them, they are so few in number that I'm almost sure I'll be able to cope without resorting to too much colorful language employed during the build.
With any luck I'll start the build this Saturday.
|China to Texas in 8 days|
|Contents of the kit|