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I finally had a chance to finish and test the kit that I first posted about here.
Long story short: it does what they say it will, and does it well.
Total build time was just over 2 hours, not counting time to drill & install into a case (which I haven’t done yet). And it is case-worthy, unlike some other kits I’ve built that didn’t justify the time or expense of a housing. This kit does and will be of much more convenient service that way as well. Continue reading 'MagicBox T/R switch now operational'»
As we all know, the simplest QRP-type kits for any beginner are transmitters (Tuna Tin, NS-40, etc)…not receivers and certainly not transceivers. Ditto for projects constructed from magazine articles, etc. As a result, several folks have stand-alone transmitters that are, at best, clumsily paired with a receiver with manual switching being necessary during a QSO.
When the 4S-QRP Group announced the availability of the MagicBox T/R Switch, I was all over it. Finally, a way to seamlessly integrate seperate transmitters and receivers into a transceiver-like duo. I’ve been wanting one of these for over a decade and am surprised one took so long to come along as a kit. Continue reading 'MagicBox T/R switch from 4S-QRP'»