Re: Abandoning my uBitx Ver 3
> Will the new QSX be sold in assembled boards?
The 10W HF Linear PA kit is a module of the QSX and is all through-hole see http://qrp-labs.com/linear
The rest of the QSX boards are pre-assembled SMD. However you need to assemble the buttons, connectors, rotary encoders, and the toroids, and a few other things. There is a built-in inductance meter which is used to check the toroids' inductance before installation.
So... while QSX is a KIT not a ready-assembled unit, it is not a difficult kit. The number of components to install is relatively small. In particular, all controls are board-mounted so there is no wiring.
All details http://qrp-labs.com/qsx
73 Hans G0UPL