Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Phaser-40 on order - A digi-mode QRP transceiver kit
The new Phaser series of kits are monobanders designed for digital modes: a band-specific FT8 frequency is standard and one other frequency can be programmed in (via Morse entry) by the user for operation with FT4, JS8Call, PSK31, etc.
Kits for 20,30 40 and 80 meters and are $50 plus $10 shipping here in the US. A 40m version will soon be headed my way.
The kits can be ordered from here and an assembly/instruction manual is available for download here.
It looks to be a pretty simple kit to build with plenty of space on the board and only 4 toroids to wind.
My plan is to use this transceiver to experiment with various digital modes using a Raspberry Pi.
An enclosure is also available for $25 but I did not order one since I might also like to build a Phaser kit for 20m and then install both of them into a single housing made from a non-working, re-purposed power supply.
I look forward to receiving this kit and will (of course!) write about it here.