Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by N2RU, Dec 12, 2019.
AE5X, thank you. You may well have saved a few from going down a road not worth traveling.
I think the uBITX fills a gap in ham radio not met elsewhere - it is a 10-80m xcvr that, without experimenting and modding, is functional. At its price of $150 (w/o case) this is an easy rig to dive into in an attempt to improve its performance - something I wouldn't do with a $1000+ rig.
With the rig's price and shortcomings, it provides a great basis for tinkering and the learning that comes with that.
But prior to buying one I think people need to know what they're getting...those who are expecting all the features (few that they are) to work as we've come to expect commercial rigs to work will be disappointed. Those who want to learn about transceiver design without having to build one from scratch will see the uBITX as a great starter platform. If you buy one, I recommend that you do it with that in mind.