The BITX40 is a $60 Arduino controlled 7 watt QRP SSB 40 meter transceiver designed and built by Ashar Farhan VU2ESE. They are available as a “kit” from http://www.hfsigs.com/ . The assembly only involves soldering wires for things like speakers, power, and microphones and also finding a suitable case. We originally spoke about the BITX40 back in Episode 26 (http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/06/20/ham-radio-360-workbench-26-the-bitx40-transceiver-an-introduction/)
Mark “Smitty” Smith KR6ZY is back with us again to share with us the modifications and upgrades he’s made to the original BITX40 over the summer.
In this episode, we discuss adding upper sideband capabilities, adding an IF shift, and even multibanding the radio! Smitty shares lots of great resources and ideas in this episode of the Workbench.
Smitty KR6ZY can be found online on twitter @smittyhalibut (https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut) and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/SmittyHalibut
Banner photo courtesy of (and used with permission from) Randy K7AGE - https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE
Cale K4CDN is taking a much deserved break for the rest of the year! -http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/09/19/ham-radio-360-lessons-from-irma-and-my-vacation/
Workbench Autodesk Eagle board layout tutorial with KF7IJZ, KJ6VU, W6KWF, and KR6ZY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYoorqf2llE
OSHPark Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer - https://oshpark.com/
ESP01 / ESP8266
RTL-SDR v3 with Direct Sampling - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-blog-v-3-dongles-user-guide/
QRP Labs Filter Kits
D-STAR QSO Party - https://www.icom.co.jp/world/dqp/
Silicon Dust HDHomeRun OTA TV to IP Box - https://www.silicondust.com/
Smitty’s BITX40 Intro Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ESph5JCOpw
SteppIR Urban Beam - http://www.steppir.com/UrbanBeam