Date   
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Steven Weber <kd1jv@...>
 


KD1JV has a frequency counter that several are using.
Which I am now sold out of, so please don't anyone order one or I will have
to return the money.

Hendricks kits will be supplying the digital dial kit soon, likely after
the holidays.
72,
Steve, KD1JV
"Melt Solder"
White Mountains of New Hampshire
http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com

(No subject)

Leonard <bitx@...>
 

I see I bought my QBSA at just the right time. I made both the
Digital Dial kit and the QRP Base Station Accesory kit and enjoyed
assembling both. I used the QBSA kit to film a surface mount
soldering video which I will be putting on my website in a few weeks.
I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit when I complete it.
Leonard
kc0wox


KD1JV has a frequency counter that several are using.
Which I am now sold out of, so please don't anyone order one or I
will have
to return the money.

Hendricks kits will be supplying the digital dial kit soon, likely
after
the holidays.
72,
Steve, KD1JV
"Melt Solder"
White Mountains of New Hampshire
http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com

Re: Digi Dial UK

g0fuw@tiscali.co.uk <g0fuw@...>
 

Folks

In the UK we have a very good kit called the 'mini-counter' by Cumbria Designs Ltd.

I used one with my 'original' homebrew BITX and it is excellent showing RX/TX and mode as well as frequency. I think it retails at about £40, which is not bad for UK electronic kits, but doubled the cost of my BITX project!

Hope to get on air over Christmas/New Year break and will give BITX an airing.

73, Steve, G0FUW

----Original Message----
From: bitx@...
Date: 15/12/2007 3:30
To: <BITX20@...>
Subj: Re: [BITX20]







I see I bought my QBSA at just the right time. I made both the
Digital Dial kit and the QRP Base Station Accesory kit and enjoyed
assembling both. I used the QBSA kit to film a surface mount
soldering video which I will be putting on my website in a few weeks.
I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit when I complete it.
Leonard
kc0wox

KD1JV has a frequency counter that several are using.
Which I am now sold out of, so please don't anyone order one or I
will have
to return the money.

Hendricks kits will be supplying the digital dial kit soon, likely
after
the holidays.
72,
Steve, KD1JV
"Melt Solder"
White Mountains of New Hampshire
http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com











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Re: and India.

ah6gi
 

--- In BITX20@..., "Leonard" <bitx@...> wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit when I complete it.

Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated schematic showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments would be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in the 60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll see what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear, or a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt the "did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going with some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a bottle of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund. It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment, then watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see any at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side. (OM Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>

Someone in India could follow the path of Hendricks, design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going with washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's idea of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 very roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and as they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000 buys in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a couple hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4

Re: and India.

padmanabhan cattamanchi
 

India is the Birthplace of the BITX20.
I was just wondering how many people on the
earth, would get interested if he/she was
given a BITX20 as a X'mas gift. The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD, with cheap
labor in India a fully assembled kit with the
Digital Display should not cost 40-50 USB with a
built in PS. The best way to promote the
kit is to give one to every novice/budding ham so
that he does not lose interest in the hobby during the
time lag to acquire commercial gear.

73's
paddy
vu2pep



--- ah6gi <ah6gi@...> wrote:

--- In BITX20@..., "Leonard" <bitx@...>
wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far
Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit
when I complete it.


Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't
watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated schematic
showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments would
be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in the
60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX
with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old
rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll see
what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear, or
a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt the
"did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going with
some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a bottle
of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund.
It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an
overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and
entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment, then
watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see any
at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side. (OM
Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>

Someone in India could follow the path of Hendricks,
design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going with
washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's idea
of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your
country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site
but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 very
roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur
would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and as
they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an
investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000 buys
in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a couple
hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4



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Re: and India.

ah6gi
 

--- In BITX20@..., padmanabhan cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@...>
wrote:


India is the Birthplace of the BITX20.
I was just wondering how many people on the
earth, would get interested if he/she was
given a BITX20 as a X'mas gift. The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD, with cheap
labor in India a fully assembled kit with the
Digital Display should not cost 40-50 USB with a
built in PS.
I don't know what the US market for that would be.

A US$7 kit, circuit board and parts, plus shipping?

US$50 ready built with digital readout, case, and power supply, plus
shipping?

QRP'ers would want one, just to have another radio.

If built to run on batteries or with a bypass for the AC power supply,
many HF-Packers and emergency radio types would be interested.

Look at the SGC-2020. If an Indian Bitx20 were packaged in a rugged,
weatherproof plastic box, it should sell well.

Check into <www.KIVA.org> and search for microfinance for investment
capital.

If that turns out to be too much paperwork, I know a fellow who is
investing in Hyderabad and perhaps I can interest him in backing a
small tech effort. No promises.

de ah6gi/4

Re: Digi Dial UK

Management <charlie@...>
 

g0fuw@... wrote:
Folks

In the UK we have a very good kit called the 'mini-counter' by
Cumbria Designs Ltd.

I used one with my 'original' homebrew BITX and it is excellent
showing RX/TX and mode as well as frequency. I think it retails
at about £40, which is not bad for UK electronic kits, but
doubled the cost of my BITX project!

Hope to get on air over Christmas/New Year break and will give
BITX an airing.

73, Steve, G0FUW

Here's the URL:
http://www.cumbriadesigns.co.uk/Minicounter.htm
I'll be building mine over the holiday. If all goes well I too
should have my 20A on the air for Christmas :).



Charlie.



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Re: and India.

ah6gi
 

--- In BITX20@..., padmanabhan cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@...>
wrote:

The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD,
Wanted to toss out that a US$7 parts kit would NOT detract from sales
of the Hendricks US$82 parts kit.

Most "builders" would want one of each so that they could experience
the difference between the two.

Some would modify the Indian kit for CW or 40 meters.

In much of the world, the US$7 kit might be the only way to get on the
air for some.

de ah6gi/4

Re: Digi Dial UK

Arv Evans
 

This from a Google search for "Kit Frequency Meter"

http://www.hamradioindia.org/circuits/fcountlcd.php

http://www.norcalqrp.org/fcc1.htm

http://www.norcalqrp.org/fcc2.htm

http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist/weedfreq.htm

http://www.aade.com/dfd.htm

http://www.invent-electronics.com/freq_Counter.htm

http://www.smallwonderlabs.com/

http://www.apogeekits.com/frequency_counter.htm

http://www.cumbriadesigns.co.uk/

http://www.foxdelta.com/products/fc2.htm

http://www.ohr.com/dd1.htm

http://www.m3electronix.com/

http://home.att.net/~jacksonharbor/mcount.htm

http://www.aade.com/dfd4.htm

http://www.hanssummers.com/radio/sfreq/index.htm

http://www.hanssummers.com/radio/lcdfreq/index.htm

http://www.hanssummers.com/electronics/equipment/bcdfreq/index.htm

http://www.hanssummers.com/electronics/equipment/bcdfreq/index.htm

http://home.hetnet.nl/~pa2ohh/pccnt.htm

http://www.radioamador.qsl.br/py2ohh/frequencimetro_a_led.htm

There are many more. I apologize if I missed somebody, but this email
got way too long as it is.

Arv
_._


g0fuw@... wrote:


Folks

In the UK we have a very good kit called the 'mini-counter' by Cumbria
Designs Ltd.

I used one with my 'original' homebrew BITX and it is excellent
showing RX/TX and mode as well as frequency. I think it retails at
about £40, which is not bad for UK electronic kits, but doubled the
cost of my BITX project!

Hope to get on air over Christmas/New Year break and will give BITX an
airing.

73, Steve, G0FUW

----Original Message----
From: bitx@... <mailto:bitx%40golddredgervideo.com>
Date: 15/12/2007 3:30
To: <BITX20@... <mailto:BITX20%40yahoogroups.com>>
Subj: Re: [BITX20]

I see I bought my QBSA at just the right time. I made both the
Digital Dial kit and the QRP Base Station Accesory kit and enjoyed
assembling both. I used the QBSA kit to film a surface mount
soldering video which I will be putting on my website in a few weeks.
I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit when I complete it.
Leonard
kc0wox

KD1JV has a frequency counter that several are using.
Which I am now sold out of, so please don't anyone order one or I
will have
to return the money.

Hendricks kits will be supplying the digital dial kit soon, likely
after
the holidays.
72,
Steve, KD1JV
"Melt Solder"
White Mountains of New Hampshire
http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com <http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com>
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Re: and India.

Arv Evans
 

Hi

Connect your frequency counter to the top of R-27.

There are pads on the Hendricks BITX20A PCB labeled "DDS". This is
where you would connect an external VFO, VXO, PLL, DDS, etc. If using
an external VFO, you can leave out the on-board VFO tuning and feedback
components and thus convert the on-board VFO oscillator into an
amplifier stage.

There are also pads on the Hendricks BITX20A PCB labeled "TX, RX, & G".
These are ground and the switched transmit and receive voltages. You
may need these to control any external VFO/VXO/DDS/PLL, an RIT scheme,
or just LEDs that show when you are in transmit versus receive mode.

Arv
_._


ah6gi wrote:


--- In BITX20@... <mailto:BITX20%40yahoogroups.com>,
"Leonard" <bitx@...> wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit when I complete it.
Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated schematic showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments would be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in the 60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll see what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear, or a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt the "did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going with some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a bottle of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund. It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment, then watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see any at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side. (OM Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498
<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>>

Someone in India could follow the path of Hendricks, design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going with washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's idea of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/
<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 very roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and as they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000 buys in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a couple hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4

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Re: and India.

pawan_ag2001
 

Paddy has touched the right chord.
A low cost ready to go bitx20 rig with digital counter
will be like an elixir for the indian hams.This will
generate a new passion for the hobby.If indian hams do
not grab this oppurtunity they never will.Bitx20 has
come as a ray of hope for the indian hams. And why
hope,bitx20 has arrived.I will among the first person
to grab the offer. Will any one help me go on air this
year itself.

Pawan VU2ALG







--- padmanabhan cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@...>
wrote:


India is the Birthplace of the BITX20.
I was just wondering how many people on the
earth, would get interested if he/she was
given a BITX20 as a X'mas gift. The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD, with cheap
labor in India a fully assembled kit with the
Digital Display should not cost 40-50 USB with a
built in PS. The best way to promote the
kit is to give one to every novice/budding ham so
that he does not lose interest in the hobby during
the
time lag to acquire commercial gear.

73's
paddy
vu2pep



--- ah6gi <ah6gi@...> wrote:

--- In BITX20@..., "Leonard"
<bitx@...>
wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far
Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit
when I complete it.


Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't
watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated schematic
showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments
would
be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in the
60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX
with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old
rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll
see
what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear,
or
a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt
the
"did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going with
some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a
bottle
of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund.
It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an
overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and
entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment,
then
watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see
any
at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side. (OM
Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>

Someone in India could follow the path of
Hendricks,
design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going with
washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's
idea
of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your
country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site
but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 very
roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur
would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and
as
they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an
investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000 buys
in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a couple
hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4




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Bitx

Juan Carlos Berberena Glez
 

Quiero probar el Bitx
Quisiera un PCb mas pequeño que el original

I want to test the Bitx but with smaller PCB.
Please someone can help me with that
TY

Re: and India.

ragavan
 

Hello Pawan!

How true you are! I hope the VU's understand the situation and take
up the oppurtunity. get in touch with VU3SUA and get yourself the
BITX V3 PCB's. This can help finish off the transceiver by the year
end HI HI!

Best 73

ragav :)

--- In BITX20@..., pawan agrawal <pawan_ag2001@...>
wrote:

Paddy has touched the right chord.
A low cost ready to go bitx20 rig with digital counter
will be like an elixir for the indian hams.This will
generate a new passion for the hobby.If indian hams do
not grab this oppurtunity they never will.Bitx20 has
come as a ray of hope for the indian hams. And why
hope,bitx20 has arrived.I will among the first person
to grab the offer. Will any one help me go on air this
year itself.

Pawan VU2ALG

Re: Bitx

eplerkeppler
 

Juan Carlos,

The smallest board for the bitx that I know of is the Hendricks
bitx20a board that comes with the kit.

http://www.qrpkits.com/bitx20a.html

It is 3.5"x5.5" (8.89 x 13.97 cm)


-- Charles McMurrough

--- In BITX20@..., "Juan Carlos Berberena" <co6bg@...> wrote:

Quiero probar el Bitx
Quisiera un PCb mas pequeño que el original

I want to test the Bitx but with smaller PCB.
Please someone can help me with that
TY

Re: Bitx

Juan Carlos Berberena Glez
 

Thank You for your answer
I found some PCB pictures(attach ex.) but I'm not sure it's the same.
I'm looking one side PCB easy to reproduce at home .
Please check the picture I attached and tell me if it's the Hendrick
73's
Juan Carlos


eplerkeppler <eplerkeppler@...> wrote:
Juan Carlos,

The smallest board for the bitx that I know of is the Hendricks
bitx20a board that comes with the kit.

http://www.qrpkits.com/bitx20a.html

It is 3.5"x5.5" (8.89 x 13.97 cm)

-- Charles McMurrough

--- In BITX20@..., "Juan Carlos Berberena" <co6bg@...> wrote:

Quiero probar el Bitx
Quisiera un PCb mas pequeño que el original

I want to test the Bitx but with smaller PCB.
Please someone can help me with that
TY





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Re: and India.

Rahul Srivastava
 

Hi!
If there is sufficient interest we can go in for a limited 25 kit run. I had been thinking for some time of making a new single sided 2 board Bitx with new mods as incorporated in the Bitx20a kit.
Counter can be very simple design as shown here:
http://freenet-homepage.de/dl4yhf/freq_counter/freq_counter.html
But one small thing to be kept in mind with addition of cabinet, PSU, counter etc cost will go up substantialy. 20-25$ is least that I would predict. Postage extra.
Awaiting response.

73
Rahul VU3WJM


pawan agrawal <pawan_ag2001@...> wrote:
Paddy has touched the right chord.
A low cost ready to go bitx20 rig with digital counter
will be like an elixir for the indian hams.This will
generate a new passion for the hobby.If indian hams do
not grab this oppurtunity they never will.Bitx20 has
come as a ray of hope for the indian hams. And why
hope,bitx20 has arrived.I will among the first person
to grab the offer. Will any one help me go on air this
year itself.

Pawan VU2ALG

--- padmanabhan cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@...>
wrote:


India is the Birthplace of the BITX20.
I was just wondering how many people on the
earth, would get interested if he/she was
given a BITX20 as a X'mas gift. The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD, with cheap
labor in India a fully assembled kit with the
Digital Display should not cost 40-50 USB with a
built in PS. The best way to promote the
kit is to give one to every novice/budding ham so
that he does not lose interest in the hobby during
the
time lag to acquire commercial gear.

73's
paddy
vu2pep



--- ah6gi <ah6gi@...> wrote:

--- In BITX20@..., "Leonard"
<bitx@...>
wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far
Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit
when I complete it.


Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't
watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated schematic
showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments
would
be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in the
60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX
with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old
rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll
see
what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear,
or
a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt
the
"did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going with
some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a
bottle
of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund.
It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an
overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and
entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment,
then
watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see
any
at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side. (OM
Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>

Someone in India could follow the path of
Hendricks,
design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going with
washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's
idea
of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your
country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site
but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 very
roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur
would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and
as
they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an
investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000 buys
in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a couple
hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4




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Re: and India.

padmanabhan cattamanchi
 

I don't think the Indian kit would ever detract sales
from the Hendricks, the Hendricks is a professionally
done kit so much effort has gone into it.

73's
paddy
vu2pep

--- ah6gi <ah6gi@...> wrote:

--- In BITX20@..., padmanabhan
cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@...>
wrote:

The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD,
Wanted to toss out that a US$7 parts kit would NOT
detract from sales
of the Hendricks US$82 parts kit.

Most "builders" would want one of each so that they
could experience
the difference between the two.

Some would modify the Indian kit for CW or 40
meters.

In much of the world, the US$7 kit might be the only
way to get on the
air for some.

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Re: and India.

Sunil Thomas Thonikuzhiyil
 

Dear Rahul

I already have a a Bitx20. Still I will go for a second kit if
offerd at even $25. It will be a wonder full gift to novices. So count
me as no 1 , if you go for a 25 kit run.

Sunil ,VU2SWX

On Dec 16, 2007 11:53 AM, Rahul Srivastava <vu3wjm@...> wrote:

Hi!
If there is sufficient interest we can go in for a limited 25 kit run. I
had been thinking for some time of making a new single sided 2 board Bitx
with new mods as incorporated in the Bitx20a kit.
Counter can be very simple design as shown here:
http://freenet-homepage.de/dl4yhf/freq_counter/freq_counter.html
But one small thing to be kept in mind with addition of cabinet, PSU,
counter etc cost will go up substantialy. 20-25$ is least that I would
predict. Postage extra.
Awaiting response.

73
Rahul VU3WJM



pawan agrawal <pawan_ag2001@... <pawan_ag2001%40yahoo.co.in>>
wrote:
Paddy has touched the right chord.
A low cost ready to go bitx20 rig with digital counter
will be like an elixir for the indian hams.This will
generate a new passion for the hobby.If indian hams do
not grab this oppurtunity they never will.Bitx20 has
come as a ray of hope for the indian hams. And why
hope,bitx20 has arrived.I will among the first person
to grab the offer. Will any one help me go on air this
year itself.

Pawan VU2ALG

--- padmanabhan cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@... <PEPINDIA%40yahoo.com>>
wrote:


India is the Birthplace of the BITX20.
I was just wondering how many people on the
earth, would get interested if he/she was
given a BITX20 as a X'mas gift. The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD, with cheap
labor in India a fully assembled kit with the
Digital Display should not cost 40-50 USB with a
built in PS. The best way to promote the
kit is to give one to every novice/budding ham so
that he does not lose interest in the hobby during
the
time lag to acquire commercial gear.

73's
paddy
vu2pep



--- ah6gi <ah6gi@... <ah6gi%40attglobal.net>> wrote:

--- In BITX20@... <BITX20%40yahoogroups.com>, "Leonard"
<bitx@...>
wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far
Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a kit
when I complete it.


Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't
watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated schematic
showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments
would
be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in the
60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX
with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old
rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll
see
what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear,
or
a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt
the
"did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going with
some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a
bottle
of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund.
It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an
overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and
entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment,
then
watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see
any
at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side. (OM
Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>

Someone in India could follow the path of
Hendricks,
design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going with
washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's
idea
of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your
country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site
but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 very
roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur
would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and
as
they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an
investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000 buys
in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a couple
hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4




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Re: and India.

pawan_ag2001
 

l am sure there is a lot of interest in the kit.your
limited run will be sold out in no time.take one order
from me right now.just go for it.

pawan vu2alg














--- Rahul Srivastava <vu3wjm@...> wrote:

Hi!
If there is sufficient interest we can go in for a
limited 25 kit run. I had been thinking for some
time of making a new single sided 2 board Bitx with
new mods as incorporated in the Bitx20a kit.
Counter can be very simple design as shown here:

http://freenet-homepage.de/dl4yhf/freq_counter/freq_counter.html
But one small thing to be kept in mind with
addition of cabinet, PSU, counter etc cost will go
up substantialy. 20-25$ is least that I would
predict. Postage extra.
Awaiting response.

73
Rahul VU3WJM


pawan agrawal <pawan_ag2001@...> wrote:
Paddy has touched the right chord.
A low cost ready to go bitx20 rig with digital
counter
will be like an elixir for the indian hams.This will
generate a new passion for the hobby.If indian hams
do
not grab this oppurtunity they never will.Bitx20 has
come as a ray of hope for the indian hams. And why
hope,bitx20 has arrived.I will among the first
person
to grab the offer. Will any one help me go on air
this
year itself.

Pawan VU2ALG

--- padmanabhan cattamanchi <PEPINDIA@...>
wrote:


India is the Birthplace of the BITX20.
I was just wondering how many people on the
earth, would get interested if he/she was
given a BITX20 as a X'mas gift. The indian kit
should not exceed Rs.300/- abt 7 USD, with cheap
labor in India a fully assembled kit with the
Digital Display should not cost 40-50 USB with a
built in PS. The best way to promote the
kit is to give one to every novice/budding ham so
that he does not lose interest in the hobby during
the
time lag to acquire commercial gear.

73's
paddy
vu2pep



--- ah6gi <ah6gi@...> wrote:

--- In BITX20@..., "Leonard"
<bitx@...>
wrote:

I have my digital dial kit installed in my Far
Circuits bitx and I
plan on installing the QBSA into my bitx20a
kit
when I complete it.


Leonard,

Thanks for the report and the videos. I haven't
watched it yet as my
computer and Internet connection isn't that
good.

Close ups of the board and an annotated
schematic
showing where to
connect the digital readout, and any comments
would
be terrific.

The bitX's excite me. Most of my operating in
the
60's and 70's was
on 20 M SSB with an SX-101A and an HT-37. A bitX
with digital display
and a second VFO/PTO would be BETTER than my old
rig.

I've asked Santa for the Hendricks kit so we'll
see
what's under the
tree in a few days. Will it be socks, underwear,
or
a tie or will it
be a BitX20A?

This is the first time in decades that I've felt
the
"did the package
from Heath come today?" excitement.

== India

Speaking of the holidays, I have a deal going
with
some friends for a
non-gift exchange. Instead of slippers or a
bottle
of wine, we're
investing in an international microfinance fund.
It's kind-a a
charity but it's not, see www.KIVA.org for an
overview of one.

Our idea was that we'd pick a country and
entrepreneur, have fun
pitching it to each other, make our investment,
then
watch how it
plays out.

I looked for an Indian tech firm but didn't see
any
at Kiva.

You VU's might look into this from your side.
(OM
Paddy (VU2PEP),
this might be you.) For example, look at

<http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=27498>

Someone in India could follow the path of
Hendricks,
design a board,
perhaps not as small as the Hendricks, going
with
washers and TV
baluns instead of toroids, sticking to Ashhar's
idea
of build it for a
low price. $7 = Rs.300

With a prototype, a business plan, contact your
country's microfinance
field partner. I didn't see one at the Kiva site
but Kiva is not the
only lender.

<http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/>

Microfinance loans run Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000
very
roughly. US$500 to
over US$1000.

The expectation is that the Indian entrepreneur
would use the money
for run of boards, bulk parts, sell the kits and
as
they do so, pay
the loan back.

This is not a grant. It's a loan or rather an
investment in your
business.

I don't have a sense as to how much Rs.50,000
buys
in India but I
suspect that it's enough to put together a
couple
hundred kits.

de ah6gi/4




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Re: and India.

ragavan
 

Rahul,

No2,3,4 and 5 over waiting here HI