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Author Topic: Just finished my Pixie 2 transceiver, (pics)  (Read 829 times)
N0ZYZ
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« on: July 13, 2008, 06:05:45 AM »

I just finished this little rig, took all of about 2 hours and $10. I am blown away by the performance, I used 2N2222A transistors instead of the 2N3904s recomended. I also added volume control and a 600kcs RIT switch. So far I have been heard loud and clear 10klms away and can receive SSB very clearly, it's very stable as well. For an antenna I was using my 80M dipole and a tuner I built inside of an old computer case. I haven't worked a QSO as of yet because I am using a colorburst crystal and here in Australia cw usually stays down at the bottom of 80M so nobody is looking on my frequency. I am ordering a crystal in the cw portion of the band so that should increase my chances. My friend is excited and is building his own Pixie 2 and we are both building BITX20's. I'm also including a picture of the QRP Random wire Antenna tuner I'm building, it has a AM tuning cap in it but I am changing that to a small air gap cap, and also changing the Phono plugs at the back to BNC. ANyway, back to the soldering Iron.

73's all
Charley
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W5FYI
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 02:25:06 PM »

Fun, isn't it?
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N2UGB
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 07:11:08 AM »

Congratulations on a very nice job. One thing about QRP, you don't have to empty what is left in your bank account during these troubled times in order to enjoy the hobby.

Hope to hear the lil Pixie one day.

73
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KC8SLC
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 08:29:45 AM »

Just saw the photos of your pixie 2 and it looks very cool!!! Tim.
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