QRPGuys QRP DSB Digital Transceiver

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by WA4MNT, Oct 1, 2019.

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  1. WA4MNT

    WA4MNT Ham Member QRZ Page

    We are pleased to offer the QRPGuys DSB Digital Transceiver kit. It includes three easily changed FT8 band modules for 40/30/20m. The kit uses all thru hole components. Price is $40. We are also offering bare band module pcb's for those wanting to experiment with different bands and modes, 4 for $10. Come by and see it at <https://qrpguys.com/digital-transceiver>.

    ken - wa4mnt
    www.qrpguys.com
     
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  2. G0PJO

    G0PJO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi,

    I've recently built your DBS Transceiver kit and I'm very pleased with it. Here in the UK I am hearing stations in Austalia which couldn't be further away!

    On the TX side I've noticed that on 40m i'm getting around 4 Watts out and on 20m I'm getting about 1 Watt. I was wondering if I should be expecting more on 20m and, if so, what I may have done wrong? Perhaps I need to look at the plug-in board?

    Many thanks

    Martin
    G0PJO
     
  3. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    I would just like to say how impressed I am with the QRP Guys and a few others like them. QRP Guys are filling the type of gap that small shops like Ten Tec, Palomar, and a few others started in the 1970s. They've got too many great projects for my amount of spare time! And their prices ...
    :):):)
     
  4. N8TGQ

    N8TGQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ive built and used a few QRPGuys kits also and enjoyed all of them. Great value for the money spent!
    I have been trying to figure out how I would interface the transceiver kit to an android tablet. I would like to try the digital stuff without springing for a full-blown laptop and not at all interested in the raspberry pi stuff.
     
  5. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    N8THQ -- I managed to blow up my good Android tablet trying to provide power and control to the tablet and my SDR. I replaced that tablet with a small Chromebook which runs Android and Linux. I absolutely love it.

    The keyboard can be folded back so it operates like a tablet, or the keyboard can be used like it is a small laptop. It has two USB 3.0 ports and a separate power supply. The battery lasts at least 8 hours on a full charge. It also has an HDMI port, and I have used it in place of my desktop computer in the shack with my big monitor.

    Ken
     
  6. KC4DYM

    KC4DYM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ken
    What brand did you buy ?
    Thanks
    Ray
    KC4DYM
     
  7. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    I bought an Acer Chromebook R11 2-in-1 32 GB package. It is a little bigger and heavier than I really wanted to replace my 9" Samsung tablet. However, my older HP laptop died about a year ago, and I missed having it. This filled the niche for a tablet and laptop. I got it on sale through Amazon Prime for just under $200 last October or November. I've been very happy with it. It is my primary digital machine.
     

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