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Author Topic: YouKits SK-1A 40M SSB CW Transceiver $189  (Read 4445 times)
W4KYR
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« on: May 06, 2017, 12:30:43 PM »

YouKits SK-1A 40M SSB CW Transceiver $189


Youkits has a new 40 meter transceiver. It puts out 5 watts at 12 volts or 8 watts at 13.8 volts. It can do CW and SSB and it is only $189 fully assembled. I did a search here on eham and haven't seen anyone comment on it yet. 

In addition to being able to operate with an external power supply, the radio can also be powered from an optional 2200 mAh internal battery pack for $29. In comparison, this radio is less expensive than the SSB analog tuning MFJ 9440 which is $259. I don't own this radio but figured it may be of interest to some here....


http://www.vibroplex.com/contents/en-us/d84.html



"New for 2017:  SK-1A 40m single band QRP SSB/CW transceiver.  Sold as an assembled item only.

    Size HxWxD:  1.5" x 3.5" x 5"
    Weight: 9.8 oz
    DC input: 10-15 VDC
    Power consumption: RX 60 mA, 50 mA with backlight off.  TX, 800 mA.
    TX: 7.0-7.3 MHz
    RX: 5.9-8 MHz
    IF: 50 MHz DDS
    Output power: 5-6W at 12 VDC, 8-9W at 13.8 VDC
    CW sidetone: 700 Hz
    Internal keyer: 5-40 WPM adjustable
    Antenna connector: BNC male
    Hand microphone supplied with unit.  Microphone input jack on rear of case.
    #18650 internal battery pack and charging cable sold as an optional accessory
    This item is supplied without a DC power cable by YouKits.  Vibroplex is making an inexpensive DC power pigtail available for them, model YDC."








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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 03:06:38 PM »

Interesting - thanks for posting.

The CR folks now sell a variation of the KN-Q7A as a SSB rig called the S series. 
http://www.larvell.net/CatHAM_Radio/HAM-Radio.htm

things are getting interesting
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W9ZIM
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 09:45:19 AM »

things are getting interesting

Indeed.  It's about time we started getting some budget-friendly alternatives to "The Big 3".
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VA3VF
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 06:07:05 PM »

things are getting interesting

Indeed.  It's about time we started getting some budget-friendly alternatives to "The Big 3".

Like a 7851 or 9000MP clone for $199.99 with free shipping.  Grin

73 de Vince, VA3VF
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W9ZIM
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 09:03:46 PM »

things are getting interesting

Indeed.  It's about time we started getting some budget-friendly alternatives to "The Big 3".

Like a 7851 or 9000MP clone for $199.99 with free shipping.  Grin

73 de Vince, VA3VF

I'm talking quality products and not those cheap clones that laugh at notions like spectral purity.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 10:12:32 PM »

W9ZIM - interesting comment.   

Other than some early HB-1A radios - modified for 30M use, I am unaware of any reported problems with recent rigs having problems with spurs etc.

Can you point me to any reports?  I would be most grateful as I have been unable to find any ARRL labs testing with poor results....

Thanks in advance
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W9ZIM
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 06:55:32 PM »

You mentioned "clones" so I assumed you were talking about the Billyfongs or whatever they're called that are dirt cheap but with terrible transmitters.
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