After making a few simple cw transmitters i want to try for a simple cw tranciever. I have a pixie 2 on its way but i have the bits to build something very similar in my box from scratch which appeals to me more.
Any way i found this design based around the pixie 2 but im unsure on a few points and wanted them clearing up before i start.http://www.indianapolis.net/QRPp-I/pixie2_schematics.html
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firstly i have everything except the L3 1.2uh inductor but i have a 1.0 uh i assume this will do.
secondly at the bottom left of the schematic you can see between the diode and C10 a 1K resistor then a symbol with a + . on checking similar schematics i assume this to be audio out, is this for a speaker? and J2 is for headphones.
One more thing is i dont see anything to switch between rx and tx.
all the pictures iv seen of the pixie seem to have what i expect to be a switch for this purpose or is the switch i have been seeing the RIT modification for the pixie?
cheers billy uk