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Author Topic: The $2.61 (Shipping Included) 40 Meter QRP Transceiver  (Read 4958 times)
KC0W
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« on: September 09, 2017, 12:53:25 PM »

 A proven design & super inexpensive at $2.61............China will soon control the worlds economy!!!  Smiley

 Buy 2 or more & get them for $2.52 each.


 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12V-Power-HAM-RADIO-40M-CW-Shortwave-QRP-Pixie-Transmitter-Receiver-Module-7-023MHz-7-026MHz/32822254685.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.259.ppfFUY&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10152_10065_10151_10130_5490020_10068_5560011_5550020_10307_10137_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10054_5470020_10059_100031_10099_5460020_10338_10103_10102_440_10052_10053_10107_10050_10142_10051_10324_10325_5380020_10326_10084_513_10083_10080_10082_10081_10178_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_143_5570011_10312_10313_10314_10078_10079_10073,searchweb201603_17,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=b2f40f75-1743-4865-8533-d69338eb62f5&algo_expid=f8e7eb38-aa64-4f88-8e93-0a7ea22586e5-35&algo_pvid=f8e7eb38-aa64-4f88-8e93-0a7ea22586e5  


                                                                                  Tom KC0W
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 02:18:26 PM »

Getting contacts can be difficult but at the price they look great for the Pixie Hack Challenge!

Just a few extra parts are needed to convert one to AM (at least as a transmitter).

Also conversion to 160m is possible.  I did this last night, ran it as a beacon and got a reception report from 500km away.

More ideas at http://home.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/projects/pixiehack.htm
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 08:19:39 PM »

Does anybody have an am version or direct conversion re i.e. Ed for the entire band that I could get?

Randy Ka4nma
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KC0W
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 07:26:56 AM »

 The price has now been raised to $2.89...........Inflation I guess.  Smiley

                                        Tom KC0W
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KD8ZM
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 09:58:08 AM »

Looks like a typical one-frequency Pixie to me, that have been around for a long time. Did I miss something?
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KC0W
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 10:47:24 AM »

Looks like a typical one-frequency Pixie to me, that have been around for a long time. Did I miss something?

 Considering how frugal (downright cheap) some amateurs are perhaps someone might find this QRPp radio of interest. If anyone can find a QRP CW transceiver for less than $2.89 with shipping included I would be interested in seeing it.

                                                                                 Tom KC0W     
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AK0B
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 08:04:55 AM »

I purchased 5 similar ones on ebay for $2.49 per kit.  I didn't need a Pixie, however I would not be able to purchase all the parts ones gets with the kit.

Nice BNC connector, Power connector, key, rf chokes, and audio connectors.  A power RF transistor good for 1 watt, and the list goes on.

And that included FREE SHIPPING.  I have extra so I can use the 7023 xtals.  However, it is possible to move the frequency 2 kHz.

Stan AK0B
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 10:19:01 AM »

I have built at least a dozen of the little things. I have one right here on my desk and it works FB. I like building them and giving them to new hams. keeps up my soldering skills. I have a very very large magnefier with lights so it is easy to see the parts. I have several other makes from china that are fun to build. Gotta admit, they are cheap for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 10:24:55 PM »

Considering how frugal (downright cheap) some amateurs are perhaps someone might find this QRPp radio of interest. If anyone can find a QRP CW transceiver for less than $2.89 with shipping included I would be interested in seeing it.

                                                                                 Tom KC0W     

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIY-RADIO-40M-CW-Shortwave-Transmitter-QRP-Pixie-Kit-Receiver-7-023-7-026MHz-/142453520385?hash=item212ae43801:g:dsoAAOSwpjRZc0dG

PRICE: $2.49 shipping included.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 03:33:48 AM »

If nothing else, reading the product description is great entertainment.  For example, "Kit using amateur radio electric door band 7.023MHz,[...]" and "Package delivery is scattered electronic components, no welding,[...]."  And the completed PCB photo includes a sticker marked, "Remove seal after washing." 

Yes, China and Ebay... the "penny stocks" of electronic manufacturing.... 

73   Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 05:31:31 AM »

Oh GOD that is funny. Smiley
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