Radi0Kit 140 – A Quick Project

Well I have the FOXX-3 built, but I don’t seem to have any power output.  I spent several long hours checking and reheating all the joints to no avail.  I’m guessing the transistor driving the relay is shot but I don’t feel like pulling it right now.  I’m going to put the kit away and come back to it when I feel more motivated and can get a replacement.

So, I decided to put the Radi0kit-140 40m Pixie-like into an enclosure.  I’ve had the finished kit sitting around looking all naked and not hooked to anything.   I had bought the kit off of eBay and had put built it a while back.  The kit is put out by Yiannis SV1EEZ, of Radi0shop (Note: it’s the number 0 in Radi0.)  

The radio itself is an updated Pixie and much better quality than the available Pixie kits.  I just checked and I don’t see any of these available on eBay right now, so I’m not sure if they are still available.

In any case, I decided to put the board into the smallest enclose I could find around the house, which turned out to be an empty plastic chewing gum container.   

Here is the board in the container.  At the top is a momentary switch I’m using as the key, and the audio out jack is to the right of it.   The BNC antenna connector  is clockwise from that and a power switch with a 9v battery snap connector to the left of that.  The rig is fitting a square peg into a round hole, so to speak.

board in container.

board in container.

Here is a photo of the rig with the cover on and a 9v battery attached to indicate scale.

photo 2

It definitely works and puts out about 600mW using the battery.  This is definitely something you could toss into a backpack or a carry-on bag with a spool of wire in a similar container.

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2 Responses to Radi0Kit 140 – A Quick Project

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