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Assembling the BITX-40: KE0OG Kwickie

Big Island ARRL News, 25 February 2017, 20:55 hrs, UTC, Post #130.


Accessed on 25 February 2017, 20:55 hrs, UTC.

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Every radio amateur, whether a member of ARES or not, should have an emergency standby rig for unexpected events. In this video from Randy Hill (KE0OG), we see a potential candidate for such a rig. Randy does an excellent job of explaining the operation and use of the BITX-40, a 7 MHz, SSB QRP transceiver.  The 10-watt transceiver comes in an easily assembled kit with the circuit boards already finished.  This little rig could be just what you need for portable and emergency operations.  You can find more information about the kit at:

The deadline for schools to reserve a spot on the next International Space Station communications schedule is 15 April 2017.  The ARRL published an article on the program earlier this week.  Back in the mid-1990s, several Honolulu schools talked with astronauts in the now ended Space Shuttle Program. Perhaps it’s time to rekindle that interest again.  If you’re interested in participating in the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) program, please contact the ARRL or Pacific Section Manger Joe Speroni (AH0A) or Hawaii Island radio amateur Lloyd Cabral (KH6LC).

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