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Yep, that's my take on it also. As for the current draw, I think it should be worse with the included TCXO ref osc with a heater running the whole time the radio is on. The thing is, you can buy all those options for the 817. The TCXO is cheap on Ebay and a 3ah LiPo from Windcamp is a much better idea than a 1900mah NiMh battery anyway. As far as the extra watt of power, that's useless but can already be done to the 817 if we want. Not much of a upgrade. :-\

Joel
N6ALT

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Hi Gil,

A lot of guys are using this one, but I ordered the one from the same seller that is the same dimensions  but a little taller to accommodate the Altec lancing speaker I'm going to mount inside.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5U-65-x-178-x-203-mm-DIY-Hi-Aluminum-Electronic-Enclosure-Project-Box-Case/122963505580?hash=item1ca13231ac:g:uYsAAOSwubRXJQAW

Joel
N6ALT

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I have to say that this has turned out to be a great radio. Due to a chain of unfortunate supply and demand issues, I finally have a very nice case coming that will really make this uBitx look professional. A ham named Ian Lee on the uBitx group has completely rewritten the firmware and turned this into a professional radio with adjustable IF, memory, split operation, RIT, CAT control, and a whole bunch of other cool things. I can't wait to get this all finished and in my bedroom for nighttime ops. I hope those of you that bought one are enjoying it as much as I am. I think I will order another one.

Joel
N6ALT

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I've been following this for a couple of weeks now and I'm just not sure whether this is real or not. Yeasu did file for FCC certification for a FT-818 but this doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day, think Apple Computer. It doesn't seem to have enough enhancements to warrant bringing it out, like a 1900mah Ni-Mh battery? I guess I'm just a little skeptical because I just bought a brand new FT817ND ???.

Joel
N6ALT

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Military Radios / Re: Czech Military RF-10 Radio.
« on: January 14, 2018, 02:13:23 PM »
Cool find Gil. They would make a cheap 6 meter radio in the US. I didn't find anywhere on the site where it tells me what mode it operates in. I'm assuming its SSB though. It would be fun radio to take portable and operate on 50.125.

Joel
N6ALT

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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

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General Discussion / Re: Field Radio/SOTA Training Day
« on: December 17, 2017, 02:35:48 PM »
Great video Andy, looked fun.

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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

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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:53:56 AM »
Does anyone know how much power the uBITX draws during receive?  Battery life is important and nearly an obsession in this forum 8).
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I'm not sure anybody knows yet Bob, but I'll bet it's not that good with a Arduino and a 16X2 display on top of what the radio itself draws. I will ask on the Bitx Group and see if I can get a answer.

Joel
N6ALT

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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:24:45 PM »
Hi Andy,

I was just going to suggest the same thing. I ordered one and will report on how well it works.

Joel
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This announced over the weekend. Of course I ordered one.

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

Joel
N6ALT

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CB / Re: Channel 3 Project
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:48:38 AM »
Good site, shows who is on what channel, thanks.

Joel
N6ALT

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CB / Re: CB as a SHTF option, in my opinion
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:44:57 AM »
I picked up a Uniden Pro 510xl and a Hustler mag mount from a guy on craigslist the other day for $25. I was amazed at how well it works. All of it was band new in the original packaging. I heard some truck drivers loading gravel at a local quarry about 12 miles from my house, they gave me a 59 signal report. I also was surprised to hear them talking like 'normal' people, no CB slang. The 510 is still rated the best CB for the price in 2017. All in all a good experience.

Joel
N6ALT

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General Discussion / Re: Have you tried the 160m band?
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:33:42 AM »
I can hear some stations on 160 listening on my 40 meter dipole with a tuner on it, but otherwise I don't have enough real estate for it. I saw a nice video yesterday, https://youtu.be/Al3ZJipFq6k using a Mag Loop for 160/80, it looks interesting.

Joel
N6ALT

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CB / Re: Palomar Digicom 100 SSB transceiver
« on: October 31, 2017, 11:26:07 AM »
His photofacts are still around, but Sam is long gone:-)

Joel
N6ALT

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