Re: Newbie, Settling on a new Bitx kit purchase. What would you recommend?


vince adams
 

Jerry
Okay, what other accessories/items to order, would you suggest or recommend for this? Thinking in terms of a newbie to CW from this website QRP labs? In other words, should I order some other things/stuff along with my new order from QRP Labs?  Or just this Transceiver alone would be good enough? I will be using an off-center dipole for 80 - 10m that I will order soon or make one myself.
Also, what are the other abilities of this kit (QRP Labs) without reading further on the website? Should I get/order an uBitx or the QRP labs? You mention both. Jerry, I am brand new to CW and transceivers, ok.
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73, Vince KD7TWW


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Gaffke via groups.io <jgaffke@...>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 2:42 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Newbie, Settling on a new Bitx kit purchase. What would you recommend?
 
Vince,

Most people in this forum have a uBitx, good for all bands from 80 through 10 meters:  
    https://www.hfsignals.com/

The kit you pointed to is a much older single band design.
I'd guess well under 1% of forum members have that kit.
It requires much more assembly than the uBitx.

These are primarily SSB transceivers.
They have their warts, but are cheap and fun to hack.

If you want a CW (morse code) transceiver, I'd suggest the QCX+ from QRP Labs:
    http://qrp-labs.com/
    https://groups.io/g/QRPLabs/messages?expanded=1
    
Jerry, KE7ER


On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 01:01 PM, vince adams wrote:
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Would this be a good online store to purchase  https://amateurradiokits.in/store/easy-bitxqrp-tvrbitx20bitx40/
and what would you select/recommend just getting started with a Ubitx kit for a Newbie, such a New "General Lic Ham? I am very familiar with Kits. So not a problem ASSY this kit. But new to a "CW" kit per se. Which kit would you select for me?

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