Radio Preppers

General Category => Technical Corner => Topic started by: caulktel on December 11, 2017, 08:32:22 AM

Title: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
Post by: caulktel on December 11, 2017, 08:32:22 AM
This announced over the weekend. Of course I ordered one.

http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx/

Joel
N6ALT
Title: Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
Post by: cockpitbob on December 11, 2017, 11:05:14 AM
Wow!  Fully built and tested surface mount boars!
Nice find.

No mention of current draw in Rx, but just looking at the board and circuitry it can't be bad.

I'd be ordering one right now, but I'm literally 3 projects behind right now ::) and promised myself I wouldn't buy another kit until I got at least 2 of these done :-\
Title: Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
Post by: caulktel on December 12, 2017, 11:05:17 AM
Hi Bob,

I found this from Ashhar Farhan himself regarding power consumption:

"Rx draws 150 ma on zero volume. It can go up to 200 ma on peaks.the tx draws south of 700ma without modulation, peaks to 2.5A on modulation."

Joel
N6ALT
Title: Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
Post by: cockpitbob on December 12, 2017, 04:09:17 PM
Joel, thanks!  Those are very reasonable power numbers.  This rig is looking more attractive every time I look at it.
Title: Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
Post by: caulktel on December 20, 2017, 11:58:16 AM
I received my new uBITX yesterday morning about 10AM, made my first contact by 1PM. A really nice sounding rig and putting out 10 watts on 40 meters. I'm trying to decide which case to use next.

Joel
N6ALT
Title: Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
Post by: scarr on December 22, 2017, 06:18:55 PM
I'm going to pick up one of these in the New Year.. would love to put it in a rugged case with built in ZM-3 tuner and a NEScaf filter..