Re: Altoids tin?
Arv Evans K7HKL <arvevans@...>
Jim N6OTQtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You might want to be thinking about 4 to 6 of the larger Altoids tins. However, this is not a bad idea because that way each section could be adequately sheilded.
Altoids tin housed equipment usually means simple DC receivers and CW only transmitters. The BITX is much more than that. It is a full superheterodyne SSB design with ladder crystal filter, and a fairly hefty RF PA. It can be made quite compact by building it in modules, but I'm afraid it will still take several Altoids tins to house it.
That doesn't mean that you cannot try though. Good luck, and please let the group know your results.
On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:40:15 -0600, Jim Strohm <jstrohm@...> wrote:
Has anybody been able to fit a BITX into an Altoids tin yet? If so,
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