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Analog Smeter #smeter

JEAN-LUC F6HOY
 

Just for fun for 15€...

On my first Bitx40 i added an analog smeter with simple circuit on audio line and a 500 microA vu-meter.
Al was fine except that without AGC it is just a signal level.
http://www.f6hoy.com/bitx/

On my Ubitx i add a Chinese Audio Vu-meter that is better...
Around 15€ with a circuit and 2 vu-meters.
And with the input circuit it is just like an AGC.
For fun i have nice warm lights..
And for the same price you have another Vu-meter and a second input....
sevral shops in China.
For axample: https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/2-Pcs-VU-Panneau-M-tre-Chaud-Back-Light-Enregistrement-Durable-Pilote-Conseil-Module-C-bles/32845258857.html?spm=a2g0w.10010108.1000014.4.7f4136c0wSoVBV&scm=1007.13338.98644.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.98644.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.98644.000000000000000&pvid=52300d9e-a326-461a-bc52-4ef4dd0f467e&_t=pvid%3A52300d9e-a326-461a-bc52-4ef4dd0f467e%2Cscm-url%3A1007.13338.98644.000000000000000

(the hole in front panel is not perfect. I am going to make a new panel...)




Radio is magik !
73
Jean-Luc
F6HOY

w4rjp
 

Jean-Luc,

Thanks for sharing your BitX modifications, especially the Analog S meter. I collect D'Arsonval meters and like the retro look for my radios.

73, Bob W4RJP

Dennis Zabawa
 

JEAN-LUC F6HOY
 

Thanks for good adress.
 A little bit more expensive than from China (i am not a Prime member). And no shipping to France... Snif...
73

bobolink
 

I was wondering how they simulated that old-timey glow.
“VU Meter with back light by filament”
It’s not simulated!
Now if they would just heat distress the meter face it could be from a HT32.

on order.