Consider the Bitx40, clean and cheap for 40m

Jerry Gaffke
 

Most traffic in this forum is now all about the uBitx, a very capable rig for all of HF.

Those put off by the need for mods to reduce harmonics and spurs on the uBitx
should consider the simpler Bitx40.
    http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/bitx40/
Usable out of the box, only issue is that the stock firmware shifts around
occasionally by 50 hz due to noise when reading the tuning pot
with the Nano's ADC.

I recommend Allard's basic bitx40 firmware, requires no mods, fixes the 
operating frequency drift issue, adds a number of other new features.
Some minor hardware mods are optional, adding the Function switch is a good idea.
    https://github.com/amunters/bitx40


If so inclined, Allard's  bitx40_raduino_2  firmware adds even more features,
though does require some minor mods:
    https://github.com/amunters/bitx40-raduino-v2

 
The Bitx40 is very good deal at $59, and being a single band 40m rig it does not 
have the complications that come from the wide band approach of the uBitx.

Jerry Gaffke,  KE7ER

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