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Reviews Summary for VE3DNL Frequency Marker
VE3DNL Frequency Marker Reviews: 6 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $12
Description: The VE3DNL Marker Generator mounted in an LMB-777 housing
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K2JN Rating: 5/5 Apr 5, 2004 18:55 Send this review to a friend
Handy Tool for Home-Brew Builders  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
In January, I picked up one of the 2nd generation kits from American QRP ( for the whopping sum of $12. I had been searching for a simple reference generator for quite some time and was pleasantly surprised to see that AmQRP had a few of the VE3DNL kits in stock. However, at the time of this review the project has been retired.

The kit included all of the seven needed parts and a really nice printed circuit board made by the Ft. Smith group. I put it together in one evening with no problems. Overall, a really simple design that is super easy to build and is very handy for the avid home-brew builder. It can provide a reference signal on 5, 10, 20 or 40 kHz settings to align VFOs and receivers.
KD5KXF Rating: 5/5 Aug 17, 2001 11:45 Send this review to a friend
Easy build, useful station accessorie  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The 2nd generation of kits is available now and the new board is really nice. Mine is mounted in an altoids tin and is very useful for tuning up qrp rigs rx and is accurate enough for aligning the various digital freq counter kits for qrp rigs that have come out. Great 1st kit, can build in 15 minutes and Altoid compliant.
W9WIS Rating: 5/5 Apr 22, 2001 19:11 Send this review to a friend
Great Value and VERY accurate and Stable  Time owned: more than 12 months
Easy to build and very useful. Mine is in a plastic kit box with a small rotary switch so I can change the output to each frequency. I use a 9 volt battery in the case and an on/off switch. Output goes to a bnc mounted on top of the case. Here is an example of typical accuracy into my calibrated HP 5316B counter.

5 kHz = 5.000063
10 " " 10.000127
20 " " 20.000254
40 " " 40.000510

Not bad for a $10 device !
N4EJG Rating: 5/5 Feb 16, 2001 12:16 Send this review to a friend
Cheap, easy and works great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This little kit takes about 20 minutes to assemble. One little tweak and you have a handy piece of equipment.

I use mine to perk up the receivers in the shack...a lot quicker to use than a signal generator. You can also use it to find where you are on the band. It could be put into the cabinet of your favorite monobander to be a built-in frequency standard.

This would be a great first time kit. Get them when Norcal starts offering them again.

N5ZGT Rating: 5/5 Jan 5, 2000 15:23 Send this review to a friend
Small in Price, Small in Size, Great Tool!  Time owned: unknown months
I was talked into buying one of these frequency markers by fellow QRPers at the
Ft. Tuthill (Flagstaff, AZ) Hamfest last summer. In a few minutes I had it assembled
and running! For the price, you can't beat this excellent piece of mini calibration/test
W2RBA Rating: 5/5 Jan 5, 2000 09:41 Send this review to a friend
Great little frequency generator  Time owned: unknown months
This device, using all of 7 components, is a real gem. Using a 5.12 MHz crystal and a binary frequency divider scheme (all handled by one CMOS MC14060), the marker generates signals at 5, 10, 20 and 40 KHz up to about 30 MHz. You calibrate it via zero beating it with WWV or a frequency counter. Kit doesn't include a case, but, hey, perhaps you won't need one. It's $12 and available from W5JAY -- and takes about 10 minutes to assemble. Works like a charm! Highly recommended.

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