Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cheapest QRP transceiver kit ever

$2.61 buys a 40m QRP transceiver kit and gets it delivered to your door.

Description (in Chinglish) and more photos here.



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7 comments:

  1. Nice little kit! Built quite a few, gave a number as gifts to old timers. They work admirably with a decent resonant antenna, even though they only put out a few hundred milliwatts.
    Of course, you can modify the output device, put a heat sink on it, and change the collector coil to something a little more power friendly, and get a half watt out. Well worth the cost, and fun to build. https://kc9on.com/ham-radio/qrp-radios/chinese-qrp-kits-2/chinese-pixie/ has excellent information and recommendations for modifications.

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    1. Thanks for the link, George. The Pixie is a proven design and I believe this kit follows that design exactly. You'd think postage alone would cost more than $2.61.

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  2. Is that in total minus the shipping?

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    1. That's the total price, shipping included. Next I want to see their KX2 clone for $15 ;-)

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    2. They're working on it:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdMjukZBcgM&lc=z22rh3cw4lebwjtwy04t1aokgeahiwx2lkvyogheoevxrk0h00410

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  3. I just ordered one, then noticed there are two different ones. I should've spent a few cents more to get the sidetone buzzer. I really enjoy your high quality blogging John.

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