Sunday, 4 April 2010

EnsembleTRX with HB9DRV SDR-Radio Beta

Just finished building and here is a short video of it working.

video

5 comments:

Eldon R. Brown SR - WA0UWH said...

Great Job!

I have been following your progress for the last several hours while you have worked and posted the photos.

It was like setting there with you, helping with the solder.

Loved the adventure!

73's Eldon - WA0UWH

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M1KTA said...

I reworked an other softrock build recently as was blogging it then realised I had messed up the photos so thought better do the Ensemble TRX.

BTW those BS170 are damned sensitive devices as you might have seen from blog. I fritzed one somehow and the PTT stopped working and had me foxed to a while.

Actually in shack operating too as well as building something else so the elapsed time really is taking it easy.

The board is a mess underneath and needs cleaned up, I'll go over every solder joint and clean off the excess flux etc.... I don't leave projects like this.

Ones and Zeros on the Interweb said...

Interesting that. Have you any idea where I could get one of these ready built? A second hand one would be fine. I doubt that my eyesight is up to the surface mount stuff and am reluctant to try and make one myself. I am thinking that a lot of people might build and abandon these after a bit of use and I might get hold of one in working order.

De G0bzb Tony

M1KTA said...

Tony, unfortunately I don't. I suspect you could try Tony Parks http://www.kb9yig.com/ first (drop him and email). If you manage to get hold of a kit then let me know and I'll build it for you.

Ones and Zeros on the Interweb said...

Thanks for that kind offer. Very generous indeed, but since yesterday, I got in touch with Tony and he has offered to make me one up and send it over. EXCELLENT!

Thanks again. I'll let you know how I get on with it when it arrives.