Re: QCX-mini update

Hans Summers

Good point, I forgot that. Thanks for fhe reminder. I must see if I can put them in. Edge mount? How can that work... the edge is up against the enclosure wall. 

73 Hans G0UPL 

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 22:31 <namerati@...> wrote:
No alternate pads for an SMA connector?

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 07:23:16PM +0300, Hans Summers wrote:
>Hi all
>I am excited to provide an update on the QCX-mini project
>Again to stress: QCX-mini has the same schematic (almost), firmware,
>operation and performance as QCX and QCX+. It is just a different physical
>manifestation. This is not a major R&D effort. It is a pleasant breather.
>The tasks are limited to mechanical re-engineering and some
>re-documentation later. So please don't all start yelling at me about what
>I ought to be spending my time and energy on instead.
>To summarize: I laid out a PCB. Two in fact (it's a sandwich). And got some
>made. I have ordered two sets of components and one set arrived yesterday;
>the other (the bulk of the R and C, SMD parts from Farnell UK) will arrive
>in about 1 week. I designed an enclosure and made technical drawings, and
>my usual enclosure factory has produced a prototype to my specification,
>which is in the post and will likely get here in about 2 weeks from now.
>So far everything fits together very well and at this stage I do not
>anticipate any major roadblocks.
>It's a really beautiful little radio! I am looking forward to hauling
>myself to a nearby mountain to try it out.
>73 Hans G0UPL

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