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List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby JamesA » 11 Feb 2010, 11:16

Just received my first copy of QRP Quarterly mag after joining QRP Amateur Radio Club International. Great read and in the back is a nice list of kits! Thought i would post it up here along with some other useful stuff as there are quite a few here now getting into construction!

Of course, this would be great as a post in a nice new homebrew and construction section ;)

http://www.elecraft.com - High end kits but some really good stuff. Home of the K3, which i WILL own one day!

http://www.genesisradio.com.au - Some nice looking SDR kits with no SMT!

http://www.glowbugkits.com/ - single valve 40m transceiver

http://www.qrpkits.com/ - Selection of SSB kits here, along with some CW, receivers, tuners and other accessories

http://www.qrpme.com/ - Kits in tuna tins! Receivers, transmitters, plus some test equipment

http://www.nikkemedia.fi/juma/ - CW and SSB kits plus keyer and linear amp kits

http://www.kangaus.com/products_by_type.htm - all sorts here, RX, TX, converters

http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com/ - ATS-4 kit coming soon, 5 band CW/RTTY/PSK that fits in your pocket, lots of SMT!

http://www.ohr.com/ - more CW kits

http://www.qrolle.se/ - very nice looking SSB and CW kit

http://www.qrpproject.de/UK/indexuk.html - loads of stuff here, great site, also resells some kits from the US

http://www.smallwonderlabs.com/ - home of the Rockmite and warbler, tiny CW and PSK kits

http://www.fix.net/~jparker/wild.html - Wilderness Radio selection of CW kits

http://www.rocklessqrp.com/index.html - a version of the Rockmite but can tune all of 40m

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~walfor/ - CW and DSB kits from Tim Walford, also some nice accessories

http://www.byonics.com/ - TinyTrac APRS encoders, also have packet functions amongst other things

http://www.tnc-x.com/ - PIC based TNC kit for packet, APRS and Winlink

http://www.radio-kits.co.uk - home of the MKARS80 kit and PICASTAR info
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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby JamesA » 11 Feb 2010, 11:53

Grr, wouldn't let me edit the post above, someone delete it please.

Some useful component supplies on ebay:

http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Bitsbox-E ... Components - All sorts, does useful component kits too
http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Electronic-Bits-and-Bobs - more components, cases, and PCB etching supplies
http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/AMTOOLS-UK - tools and toroids
http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Brocotts - copper wire, cases, tools
http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/dialelec - lots of components, SMT and IC's
M6JCA -> 2E0JCA

Yaesu FT-897, FT-857D (In car), FT-817D & Wouxun KG-UVD1P
Full wave 40M wire loop for HF, Watson V2000 for 2, 70 & 6
HRD Logbook: http://www.hrdlog.net/ViewLogbook.aspx?user=2E0JCA

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby JamesA » 11 Feb 2010, 12:05

Various site with info and circuits ive bookmarked:

http://www.mds975.co.uk/Content/components01.html - Component info, resistor colour codes and capacitor value conversion table

http://www.justradios.com/uFnFpF.html - Capacitor uF - nF - pF Conversion Chart

http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/index1.htm - Circuit Exchange International

http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com/ - Also listed under kits, but loads of schematics here too
M6JCA -> 2E0JCA

Yaesu FT-897, FT-857D (In car), FT-817D & Wouxun KG-UVD1P
Full wave 40M wire loop for HF, Watson V2000 for 2, 70 & 6
HRD Logbook: http://www.hrdlog.net/ViewLogbook.aspx?user=2E0JCA

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby 5thElement » 11 Feb 2010, 21:38

Thread now stickied

JamesA- You should be able to edit your posts as far as im aware..i've added the other links you posted to the first post in the meantime..
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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby JamesA » 12 Feb 2010, 09:44

Cheers for that! There seems to be a time limit on editing posts, not sure how long but pretty short.
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Postby Copy the Pacman » 13 Mar 2010, 18:36

Thanks also as a few of us at the club want to go for the Intermediate so a kit is a must !
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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby Andy » 06 Apr 2010, 11:01

I recently came across this site:

http://www.sdr-kits.net/index.html

They concentrate on bits and pieces for SDR's, but one kit they do is an Si570-based synthesizer which can be used as a sig gen or as a local osc for your homebrew projects. Worth a look.
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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby CoolCat » 17 May 2010, 15:57

Spectrum comms have some kits, alot of groovy stuff from roger bleeps to 4m transverters :twisted:

http://www.spectrumcomms.co.uk/

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby techiesteve » 16 Jul 2013, 19:38

Two interesting kits not previously listed.

20 and 40M QRP SSB transceiver kit with DDS VFO option, from Spain - http://ea3gcy.blogspot.com.es

Peaberry SDR V2 Kit, multiband SDR transceiver. Most options cover 4 bands, including 60M option - http://ae9rb.com/

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby jomac » 03 Jan 2014, 00:48

I have to fully agree with you James on your suggestion of a homebrew section, i for one would fully support the idea!

Many years ago, as a young lad and budding construction engineer, i remember a series of projects in a magazine called Practical Wireless called 'Take Twenty' This was a series of construction projects that was based on the principle of, take twenty components that cost less then 20 Shillings (yes it was that long ago) Each monthly project gave beginners the chance of building a simple but useful project, in a step by step tutorial.

In addition, a directory of businesses that we can buy quality bits from at a budget price, and i dont mean the odd link for an ebay item.

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby radio pete » 16 Feb 2014, 21:21

blimey I remember take 20 when i was a lad I used to go to Filmers Dartford after school to buy my parts

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby jomac » 16 Feb 2014, 21:41

Well if there is enough interest, just how could we go about this?

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Postby tomaka00000 » 03 Jun 2014, 20:03

phew will have to keep it simple for some

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Re: List of kits and other useful construction stuff

Postby jomac » 03 Jun 2014, 20:19

I agree, but unfortunately there doesnt seem much interest..:(
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Postby Mattylad » 03 Jun 2014, 22:36

If it needs a PCB laying out, I don't mind joining in as that's my day job .


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