Thursday, March 27, 2008

80m Transceiver in an Altoids tin: Pixie 2

pixie2.jpgJust built a nifty little kit, the Pixie 2 from KennComm, a company that sells some very interesting bits and pieces..

A nice little kit, ideal for a beginner like me who keeps trying to learn Morse code (which of course is required to actually use this thing. I have it on 80m (3.58Mhz) but it can operate on any band up to 10m with some minor part substitutions.

US$29.95 plus some shipping if you are outside the US.

A nice little project for a cold afternoon. I do love these little things that people build into Altoids tins. Such a great form factor and so well shielded.

2 comments:

Kenneth said...

What parts do you need to replace to make it a 10meter?

Peter B Marks said...

That's a big shift in frequency, well the output filter for one thing, but I don't know that you'd get a crystal to oscillate directly at 28MHz.