Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by N6MST, Dec 13, 2019.
That is an eye-wateringly good deal - $200 for 'the full kit'
I don't see any chat that the filtering issue is resolved in the V6 kit text.
For $200 it does look a value. What is the filtering issue? some reviews seem to be hit and miss.
Reading some of the reviews and seeing the issues with filtering I don't think this thing is ready for prim time.
15 meters: SSB & CW are good (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/photo/65861/2?p=Name,,,20,1,0,0)
17 meters: SSB & CW are good (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/photo/65861/3?p=Name,,,20,1,0,0)
20 meters: SSB harmonics are higher by 4db, CW is good (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/photo/65861/4?p=Name,,,20,1,0,0).
30 meters: CW harmonics are 4db above the required level. SSB is not allowed anyway (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/photo/65861/5?p=Name,,,20,1,0,0)
40 meters: SSB is 3db above the green line, CW is even higher by 10 db (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/photo/65861/6?p=Name,,,20,1,0,0)
80 meters: SSB is within the spec, CW is out of spec by 5 db (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/photo/65861/8?p=Name,,,20,1,0,0)
To sum it up:
Still not compliant out of the box.
Anyone considering a purchase should be aware - no big to me, I picked up a KX2.
Still at $200 these look like a good deal - with an external filter/tuner...
Perhaps when someone actually gets a V6 radio and tests it we will know if in fact it is compliant or not. Since I am impatient, I have already ordered the full kit. With any luck, it will get here right after Xmas - A late present for me!
Looking forward to your build notes and screen shots of your spectrum analyzer.
Thanks in advance for the offer....