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Author Topic: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US  (Read 4790 times)

caulktel

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

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

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #1 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 :-\

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #2 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."

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #5 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..

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 06:37:19 PM »
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.

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 07:36:19 AM »
Hi Joel, do you have a link to the case?

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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 04:08:14 PM »
Times are changing, Mbitx, mchf clon RS-918 (350), etc.

I hope oriental market soon developes a SDR 100 whatts low cost.





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Re: Its never been cheaper to get into Ham Radio! 3 to 30Mhz Xcvr for $109 US
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 04:47:05 PM »
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

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Well I finally received the enclosure for the uBitx, this was the hardest part of this whole project. I crossed the first hurdle and measured and drill the holes for the main board. Now to cut the display into the front panel, this is my least favorite thing to do :'(. I came to a sad conclusion on this project, I will be separating the display from the main board so that the display can be in the middle of the panel. I just couldn't have looked at it with the display over on the left side of the panel. So now I need to devise a method of short jumper wires or a custom made flat ribbon. If I dont mess up the cutout this is going to look very good.

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Still waiting for my uBITX to be shipped.  :'( :'( :'(
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uBITX has been shipped. Now the nail biting begins.
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Looking forward to your next post Andy, with photos!  ;)

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Finally done with my uBITX. Total cost, $145.00. Works great and will live on my night stand next to my bed and maybe go traveling with me this summer. Fun project but glad it's over.

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