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Reviews Categories | QRP Accessories | 3rd Planet Solar HW-8 Audio Amplifier Board Help

Reviews Summary for 3rd Planet Solar HW-8 Audio Amplifier Board
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$8 for kit
Description: Replaces the audio board in HW-8 QRP radios allowing 8 ohm headphones and speaker drive if desired
Product is in production.
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WB0FDJ Rating: 5/5 May 7, 2015 16:13 Send this review to a friend
Wonderful  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have two HW-8s in the stable and one of them is really a primo rig. Everyone who has owned one knows the warts, specifically the need for high impedance headphones. Yeah, I know, you can plug in "regular" ones but the sound isn't the same. So along comes KC9ON with this simple but very effective audio amp based on the LM386. For less money than you would pay for a lunch at most fast food stores you get something that really adds to the radio. Not only did all of the parts show up promptly with a set of excellent instructions for building, he also includes a few extra parts for some of the other recommended HW-8 mods!. In an afternoon I had the kit together, in the rig, working. Audio is definitely improved! If you have an HW-8 that you actually want to make QSO's with, just go get this. A beginner could easily assemble this. Really slick!!

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