No sooner do I search the web for BITX-related info than an email from a Hungarian ham informs me of new kits from China. Ain’t the internet great? Thanks, Al…
I’m not endorsing here - just passing along the info - and it might ought to come with a caveat, but I won’t rehash the whole copyright infringement, cheap parts, and lead (as in Pb) content here…you’ve heard it all before, including a previous post here regarding a QRO amp.
Now that that’s out of the way, a few interesting kits are now described on YouKit’s on-again, off-again website. Videos included for your multimedia pleasure.
I’d be lying like a Shih-Tzu if I said the FG-01 antenna analyser didn’t have my attention. No mention of a price yet, as I can see…
The TJ-2A will be fun for me to read about when others buy them – I’m sure they’ll appeal to the portable ops out there who want phone capability w/o the bulk of a KX3, FT817, etc.
And a CW keyer/controller looks to be similar (?) to my recently ordered WKUSB keyer, but at roughly the same price, why would I prefer the Chinese to the K1EL? Answer: I wouldn’t.
At any rate, it’s good to see so many options out there. Ham radio is definitely not dying and QRP in particular seems to have a lot of avenues to explore.