Some limited stock availabe

Hello,

As i had many of the same question, but it is not possible to reply to each one of them – i am not sure when i will have the Full Kit back in stock.

But right now i have few pieces RF boards with SMD parts done by the factory, also some Components Kits. Please check it out on the Order page if interested.

I will try to make sure i have regular stock of the Components Kits, although not in huge quantity, until i got the Full Kits back.

Thanks everyone for your patience and support of the project!

73!

Going away notice

Hello,

I will be away for a week and will not be able to process any orders. Please if you need a kit or boards, place any orders before tomorrow lunch time GMT(Wed 12th July). After that i will disable the Order page for few days, sorry about that. I will also have limited ability to respond to support requests via e-mail, apologies in advance for that.

73, Chris

Correct position of D5/D6

Hello,

As a follow up on my previous post, here how to replace the D5 and D6. The white multi-line on the component is the cathode. On the PCB footprint, rounded corners on one side indicate the cathode position. As they say, a picture is better than 1000 words:

(click for larger view)

And while removing the old parts, please make sure you follow the common sense approach:

  1. Wet the place with lots of liquid flux
  2. Replace solder on the pads with good quality 60/40 lead solder
  3. Heat up with enough heat (320 deg C) and alternate between two pads. Use absolute minimum force. Or use solder braid to heat up both pads the same time
  4. Clean the pad from flux before soldering the replacement part

73!

Complete Kit v 0.6 Assembly Error

Hello,

Unfortunately there has been an assembly error on the v 0.6 complete kit. Wrong component has been installed for D5 and D6 on the RF board. Although same component is used for D1 as well, it is not critical to change it. But D5/D6 are part of the SWR/PWR bridge and it is important to install the correct component. Please check if your RF board looks like that:

And if yes, please drop me a mail with your postal address. I will send you the correct replacement parts, free of charge.

I am sorry for the trouble, it was my error causing wrong BOM file sent to the factory.

73, Chris

M0NKA

Complete kit v 0.6 is in stock

Hello,

After the long wait, the complete kit, v 0.6 is available. It is no different than the v 0.5 kit – two PCBs (UI and RF) with pre-installed SMD parts from factory, two plastic bags with post assembly components that you need to install and LCD. Again no speaker or final mosfets. Lots of information about the new revision on my Downloads page.

73!

Kits and PCBs out of stock

Hello,

Temporary the components kit is out of stock, due to shortage of v 0.6 PCBs. I will get some next week hopefully and can offer blank boards and the components kit again. Sorry about this everyone.

The only thing i have ready to ship is few v 0.5 RF blank boards, if anyone is interested.

73

Components kit v 0.6

Hello,

Have been a while. I have managed to prepare a limited number of the good, old components kits. But updated to PCB revision 0.6. Please note, this is not the Full Kit with pre-assembled SMD components from factory! It is just two blank PCBs(v 0.6) with four bags with pre-selected components – two bags with SMD parts and two bags for post assembly (after PCB cleaning). Also included is the LCD, but no MOSFETs or speaker as usual. If interested, please check the Order page.

About the 0.6 documentation – probably tomorrow. New schematics, BOM, packing lists, pdf with full description of changes, etc…

The full kits and blank boards v 0.6 would be available probably in the middle of March. Sorry for the long delay, i have been caught badly by the Chinese New Year this time.

73!

E-mails response delay and Full Kit Stock

Hello,

Apologies to everyone who sent an e-mail in the last few days and didn’t get a reply, unfortunately i caught some winter bug and was in bed, unable to move or do anything. Finally feel better to catch up with work stuff.

The main question in comments in e-mails is about the Full Kit stock status. I was not able to arrange the manufacture of the new batch before the Chinese New Year, so I really can’t tell when the Full Kit will be back in stock. My best estimate is March, but will keep everyone posted.

I am also preparing some components only kits (where you have to solder everything yourself, but parts come pre-selected). But still some of the orders didn’t come through, so after sorting everything, i will know i can offer those, i hope in two weeks time, but again not sure.

73