BD4RG is quite prolific - yet another kit (not offered in N/A)

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KL7KN, Apr 27, 2018.

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  1. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    The HT-1 dual band (CW) kit


    (see more images at https://translate.googleusercontent...700201&usg=ALkJrhhNQIJDkq4X--GAfkHSHJRGpDTlrA) This is HelloCQ translation page

    The site also shows images of the (HS-1B) Black Rat, sold now as the HB-1B (2018)

    There is a lot of activity in the QRP community in China - with little gear showing up here in N/A. Canada seems to get in first, good for them.

    Happy to see MFJ is able to carry at least some of these items. /.

    This in addition to:
    The QCX (QRPLabs)
    Several updated radios from Pacific Antenna (kits)
    The CR series radio kits - now with the CS radio - a dual band, SSB rig with full band coverage VFO and digital display

    What a great time to be an Amateur radio operator.....
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  2. KC8YLT

    KC8YLT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks very impressive! I'm glad to see stuff like this coming to the market. This is the stuff that helps keep the hobby interesting and appealing to new Hams. Thanks for the post and sharing!
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  3. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Got word that Adam will be releasing this as a kit in the very near future. No idea of the price point for North America.

    Still good news to see a newish kit hit the market.
  4. KL7KN

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  5. K8PG

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    More China Junk.
  6. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Like this?

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  7. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is a kit. The parts are good quality, the manuals in English (and IIRC, Spanish).

    Thee is a North American Vendor - QRVtronics, in ID.

    Hardly junk. I will agree that some of the stuf out of China is pretty poor qulity. The CRKits have quality boards, etc.

    At $175, you might do better buying a QRP Labs QRP kit. Since this is dual band, make that two kits @$100. And an enclosure. Oh, and it's from overseas (for folks in NA)

    You can do a bit better, no doubt. For an all in one, this is at the general price class of the kits found on, say, the Pacific Antennas site.

    The Teibander - current price isn't listed, out of stock.
    The PFR-3B, a very nice kit - again, no price listed, as it is out of stock. I've mentioned din the past how hard it can be to get one of Steve's (KD1JV) designs....

    The uBITX is already (well, mostly) assembled and sells for $129 - just add an enclosure. Yup, made in India.

    So, it is all in what one wants......
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  8. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Like this?


    The Chinese were sailing the world in those when the Europeans were still figuring out to sail a log in a pond
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  9. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep and 50 years ago the Chinese had reverted back to sailing a log in a pond. Funny how things go sometimes.
  10. N6MST

    N6MST Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Tribander was listed at $225 and I believe the PFR-3B was $299, possibly more.

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