Ham Radio: Workbench 26 The BITX40 Transceiver-an Introduction

This week on the Workbench Podcast; Smitty KR6ZY joins George and Jeremy to talk the BitX40. The BITX40 is a popular $60 40M 7W SSB transceiver “kit” available from http://www.hfsigs.com/ .  Smitty gives a great general introduction on the radio, its capabilities, and its opportunities.  We encourage our listeners to order theirs now as we will be doing a series of segments over the next few episodes to highlight opportunities for this little radio!

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Posted rev 1.0 of the Power Board firmware by Ed W6ELA on www.360workbench.com

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ADSB Filter – https://v3.airspy.us/product/fp-1090-ha5s/

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BitX40 – http://www.hfsigs.com

KR6ZY’s Intro to the BitX40 Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ESph5JCOpw

BitX40 Hacking Blog – http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com

BitX40 Community – https://groups.io/g/bitx20

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One comment

  1. Hey guys, I really enjoy the show. I ordered the BITX40 and it has arrived. Looking forward to more shows on building the BITX40. Would like to see more info on the man-pack case, using computer headsets and powering the BITX40 to give it a higher power output. Thanks, Dave

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