Looking back in time from 2020.
Created and executed by MONKA with the first release for NON-COMERCIAL USE to the Ham community in 2013. Inspired by the idea to give the Operating Ham power to modify, add functionality, and play with their transceiver, freedom that is not given with any other shop purchase.
We see it as a platform where Software knowledgable Hams can ‘play’ with Hardware designers. Bring fun to the Hobby. Keep it alive!!!
mcHF V0.4 through V0.5 to V0.6 reflects many ‘heated discussions’ among all involved. The balance between what software coding can deliver and hardware implementation can support hasn’t always been easy to keep. The main goal has always been to keep the Hobby project as cost-effective as possible with critical components purchase from well-established and trusted suppliers. Priority goes to long-term, steady supply since a change to key components that the industry discontinues manufacturing is often an expensive set-back.
We are facing one right now, PO74G74AS/U11 on RF board, that is ONLY supplied by one company. They’ve stopped shipping outside of the US.
It means the world that you buy mcHF kits from us. This allows us to continue our development of new versions and continue to implement many consumer reviews and suggestions. The Ham Community has been and is the Outstanding-Guard of mcHF and the Intellectual Property of MONKA.
Thank you all for that support!
The popularity of mcHF has been a tremendous success. This success brings a wide variety of Hams from all over the world and with even wider Engineering background abilities. We try to keep configurations of the kit that have proved to satisfy that ranging from blank pcb’s for the challenge seekers and factory-soldered SMD boards for all with artistic box design vision that like their own finishing touches. DIY-ers that like it all supplied to the latest Fully Built. Please visit here for more details on this service.
Fully Build mcHF 0.6.3
We started to offer Fully Built mcHF’s on an experimental trial run for US Hams in late 2019. Chuck WD8BXS has been with mcHF since inception and has been building those kits for you US ham operators. He is the utmost passionate and dedicated Ham….( something else….)
We are now in the process of widening this service of building the original MONKA mcHF 0.6.3 kits and reaching out to as many people as possible who wish to operate this radio. We are only bringing to the team people driven by their passion to share their experience, knowledge, and ideas with the Amateur Radio Community, not for financial gains.
All kits are built and shipped locally; therefore, customs charges will not impact the purchase.
This is the hardest section to write. There have been more contributors throughout the years that this page can fit. Softrock, SDRCube, ICOM 7600 and Elecraft KX3, inspired the project. Our gratitude to Eric Brombaugh, Brian (G0MJI), Clint (KA7OEI), Andreas(DF8OE), Danilo(DB4PLE), Frank(DD4WH), Michael(DL2FW),Slawek(SP9BSL)…and many more.