Frank ON6UU writes:
Maybe some interesting news for you as there are some new kits at hand from EA3GCY (http://www.ea3gcy.com)
I’ve made the MFT-40 DSB without any problem, all parts were provided with the kit, only things to buy were a microphone connector, a speaker and an antenna plug. The box was taken from my attic and was a VGA-selector in his previous life.
Kit came together in a few evenings, I followed the very well written manual, all was well pointed out, which resulted in a working kit. After aligning the kit I could start making qso’s. The microphone was made from a piece of tube, a simple switch and a electret microphone, it doesn’t look pretty but the microphone works.
Rx-Tx 7.066 – 7.133 (With DDS the complete 7MHz band)
Pwr : some 3W peak.
Double Side Band
Made some You-tube films about it.
Easy to make, no SMD, easy alignment without necessity of expensive material. Fine for someone who never made a transceiver, hence the name...My First Transceiver, MFT. As soon as the weather permits I will take the TRX out in the field and activate a SOTA with it.
Now working on the MFT-20 DSB. I’m hoping for an 80mtr version to come available too. :-)
All info is on Javier’s site. (http://www.ea3gcy.com)
Keep the solder melting !!