Re: First soldering project


Don't forget the Cricket family.

They are very easy to build and are competent little transceivers. Far more so than the Pixie's, IMHO.  I have built several Pixies over the years but have been unable make reliable contacts with them.  OTOH I have 26 Qs on my Cricket 80 and hold Cricketeer certificate #2

Check out the Crickets and have fun.

I love this radio stuff.
On 2/3/2019 10:18 AM, Neil Goldstein wrote:


If you like the idea of the Pixie, but want a more usable version, try the one from Nightfire Electronics:
They sell an improved version of the Pixie that comes with your choice of crystals on better frequencies for US Hams. 

Also, Rex from QRPme sells an easy-build version of his Tuna Tun Transmitter for beginners.  A little more $$ than the Pixie, but well designed and supported:

--Neil, W2NDG

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