Re: First soldering project

Rob <roomberg@...>

I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from building this receiver:
Total components cost was about $6.
I spent more on batteries than I did on the parts.

and I used a 7.16 mHz ceramic resonator which tunes all over 40 meter CW without being rock bound.

Perhaps you may want to scratch build something instead of rely on kits.

On 02/02/2019 05:57 PM, d balfour wrote:
My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie. 

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a  case. 

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there. 

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