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The Cricket 80a is available eBay with a few other of Daves past kits. He has a presence there with parts too.
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On Dec 26, 2018, at 5:39 PM, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...
I put my Cricket80 in a metal container that I got at the Dollar
store or Dollar Tree. You can still find them now as it is the
size a lot of cookies came in over Christmas. It has a hinged (I
think) lid. I had hoped I could use a SO239 connector instead of
the BNC but there was not enough room for the BNC plug/adapter so
I had to wire my SO239 in place of the BNC on the pc board but it
works. I also added the key jack mod to the pc board and then
drilled my enclosure for that extra hole.
On 12/26/2018 1:55 PM, Gary Kohtala via
I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I
would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.
I would like ideas for enclosures for the
Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.
On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt
I have a Cricket 80, a
Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but
only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one
pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral
Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled
for mounting. I know the idea is for minimalist use but I
prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on
the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the
magic smoke escape. I also had problems with hooking it up
to a front panel power switch since the included onboard
power switch has a little different spacing than most other
switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with
the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.
Yes, I know I could have just used the board mounted switch
on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it
stock if I removed it from the enclosure.
On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp
via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were
to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?
I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.
73 Dave NM0S