A posting to QRP-L on a QRP kit for SSB yesterday generated quite a few emails so rather than answer each individually, here are a few links I’ve been collecting.
Of those listed, I’ve only built one – the MKARS80. Actually, I built two of those particular kits and highly recommend them to anyone wanting to build a kit for 75m phone.
It was a joy to use and, despite having built a number of CW kits, it was a true delight to apply power to the finished kit and hear actual voices coming from the speaker, up and down the band, with beautiful clarity.
I’m also pleased to learn of a new SDR kit from the same group – the Hunter SDR Receiver/Panadapter. Hmmm – I like that panadapter part…
The others I can’t speak of but am interested in the Panda ($73) and the QROlle.
Here’s my growing list in no particular order. Most have a Yahoo Group associated with them. When perusing, don’t forget to pay attention to freq coverage. Some of the Chinese models have very limited bandwidth for the price they’re asking.
BY-101A (China) - a 15, 20, 40 and 80m; 15 watts, SSB/CW. Looks great – check out the photos.
BitX (India) - these are periodically available via eBay in full & partial kits.
KN-Q7A (China) - 40m, 10 watts
YouKits (China) - 2, 4 and 6-band SSB kits, among others.
MMR-40 (USA) - a KD1JV-designed 40m CW/SSB kit, 6 watts
Juma TRX2 (Finland) - 10-80 meters, 10 watts, SSB/CW
QROlle II (Sweden) - 17 to 160m, SSB/CW, 10 watts. I like it – where’s my VISA card…! Also a 20/80m SSB kit at the same link.
Speaky (Germany) - a 5-band, 10 watt SSB/CW kit