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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bitx Case In New Colour And Models

We are trying to bring some new colours and models for Bitx Case .

One of the new colour is  Black And Silver , this is available in two models, the first one is

the Bitx case with additional provision of Menu switches. So now the FLL counter swithes can be mounted on the Front panel of case.

The second model has the facility of mounting DDS function switches on the Front panel. The Encoder is fitting on the Tune control.

We shall be also offering a DDS very soon, that will fit on this Bitx DDS Case.

Bitx 3B/3C Black And Silver Case With Menu Switches For FLL

Bitx 3b/3C Black And Silver Case With Switches For DDS Functions.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Bitx Version 3C SBL-1 With DDS

As promised earlier I am publishing some pictures of the Bitx3C SBL-1 with a DDS for 20mt band.
The set is working absolutely fine with good receive and transmit of 7 watts.

This present set is mono band, but the idea was to use a DDS and also provide DDS with the Bitx 3 kits.

Bitx Version 3C SBL DDS 

Top View 

PA Bitx 


Bitx3C SBL-1 Exciter 

Very soon video of Bitx3C SBL-1 with DDS will be put up on this site and You Tube.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AGC Bitx

In our earlier pictures for the AGC module, there was a connector placed in a wrong direction and also the trimmers were placed in the opposite direction.

We are publishing the correct placement again for the mentioned items.
Some care is to be taken in  handing the VU meter as it is quite fragile. Instead of soldering the pins of VU Meter to the AGC pcb it would be better to solder short piece of wire pair and connect to the AGC pcb.

The audio mute pcb is overlapping the PA pcb this happened as the PA pcb was modified for the diode RXcut off switch, suitable spacers can be provided to raise the hight of the audio mute pcb while fixing on the case.

Monday, August 24, 2015


Test have been done with our DDS to be used with all our Bitx ssb tcvr's .
A 20mt Bitx3C- with SBL-1 mixer using DDS is complete and in the next week we shall pubish some
pictures of the completed set.

Pictures of the DDS we will be using in our kits. The mono band tcvr can use either FLL freq counter
or the DDS.



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bitx3C with DDS And 40mt Bitx3C.SBL-1

Its been quite some time since  i posted any info regarding any new development for our Bitx 3 series

The latest info that i wish to share is that a DDS is ready that can be used with all our Bitx versions, presently for mono band use and very soon for multi band use too.

I have been testing the DDS with Bitx3c SBL for 20mt band , and very soon it shall be boxed up. The DDS kit we have connects directly to PIN 8 of  SBL Mixer while PIN 7 is grounded, no mod is required at all. The FLL can be replaced with the DDS if one wishes so.

Bitx 40 mt series with all versions B And C will be offered as kits very soon.
The 40 mt Bitx 3C SBL-1  has been tested and it gives an output of 7 watts with 24 Volts power supply.
Some minor work remains of connecting the AGC module and Audio Mute module and Boxing it up.
Very soon I shall upload some pictures and video of Bitx 3C SBL 40mt band  and also the Bitx3C SBL-1  with DDS for 20mt band.

Catch up with you guys soon.

best of 73s

Sunil VU3SUA

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Power line Cable Connections Bitx3B 3C

If you could not find comprehensive information on the cable assembly of Bitx3B/3C then you can now get
detailed information now.

We start of with the power connector assembly which is connected between the PA Board and the

The Power Connector is made up of  2 Nos of 4 PIN relimate connectors joined together,
The other modules like the Freq Counter / Audio Mute / AGC and a new option CW adapter can all be connected to the power assembly cable +12 Volts always on line.  The brown wire is the 12 volts always on line.

Black Wire =  Ground

Brown Wire = =12 V Always On

Orange Wire =  RX line

Red Wire = TX Line


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dead Bug Construction " Enclosure "

Some exiting new products are to be added to our inventory soon.  The first product which is ready to be sold is a Dead Bug Construction  Enclosure . This enclosure could be used for .

1. Ham Radio Projects. like receivers, transmitter, CW  tcvr, FM receiver, shortwave rx, and many more suitable projects

2. Audio Amplifier's DIY

Many other suitable Options.

The picture of our mini case is presented below:

The case could be bought with out accessories or with the accessories in the picture.

The other projects that will be added soon is a external CW adapter / Cum Morse code practice oscillator, which can be used with any ssb tcvr home brew or  commercial, which do not have facility for ssb mode.

The third project is a Digital Interface for using all digital modes with our Bitx or other tcvr's

The enclosure to be added to our store this week end. The other two products to be added by next month.

best of 73s


Monday, June 8, 2015


It gives us immense pleasure to see some Hams around the world building the bitx with great success and gaining much more experience and pleasure in doing so. This is a short summary of a similar experience by one of our friend from the Philippines Mr Jonathan / DV2NAH.

The Bitx40 Philippines edition is presented by Jonathan / DV2NAH in his own words as follows:


Here is the loooong story:
I have an itch to build something when I stumbled upon the BITX20. I previously built a 2W QRP rig and I am pretty much dismayed with its performance. Reading a lot of good things about the BITX (and watching countless hours watching on you tube) and reading K7HKL article and PY2OHH, I had an idea how to convert it to 40M. I ordered a kit from Mr Sunil.

I went to work immediately the moment I received the kit. I did not
follow the instruction manual, i built it starting from the audio amp
and went my way backward to the BPF/RF amp, testing each stage and
making notes as I went along.

The first snag was the RX since I played with the caps on the filter. To solve this, I simply used the original values and adjusted the BFO; measured the center frequency of the filter and programmed the DDS VFO (I did not use the original VFO) and was rewarded with a quiet but sensitive receiver. I am happy!
Completing the linear amp and testing it almost broke me and question my skill to build this radio. I only get 2W and worse it oscillates! I posted at the groups and was rewarded with helpful response from the experts. I also pestered Mr Sunil with countless questions and emails to PE1JXI.
Following WJ6C’s advice, I rewound the output coil making it trifillar then removed the PI filter (at the gate) and 220pF at the drain. This time I got about 4.5W max output.
With nothing else to do, I rewired the DDS to the input of the PA board and set it to have 7.2 MHz output at 250mV. Checked the output and the PA still oscillates! It seems that the PA is easily overdriven, I replaced the mic gain pot with a 10k resistor and 200 ohm trimmer in series.I rewired everything back together again and reviewed everything – parts, connections, voltages, waveforms- all checked out against the manual.
I went away from the project; I am now seriously considering of junking the PA and build another circuit. After several days, I found an 18Vac transformer by accident. I remembered something about the IRF510 behaving better at higher voltages so I quickly connected it and was surprised to have 7W before breaking into oscillation. It will only oscillate if I max out the mic gain adjustment (now it’s a 10k R in series with a 200 ohm trimmer).

Encouraged, I scavenged another AC transformer, this time it’s a 24V 3amps. Lo and behold I now have 15-20W output with no oscillation on a dummy load(my hopes of making this into a portable radio is now gone)! Excited, I connected it to my 40M antenna via a tuner ( I still don’t have a LPF). I made a successful contact to a station roughly a thousand kilometers away with a respectable 5X5 signal report! I am now a happy BITXer!

However, after a few minutes my BITX40 suddenly went dead. The IRF510 was hot and much to my horror I now have a shorted IRF510! This pulled the power supply down killing my BITX!
Disappointed since the IRF510 is not locally available, I went back to my junk box. I still have a couple of IRFZ44V from –of all junk – a dead UPS, so with nothing else to lose I soldered the IRFZ44V in place of the IRF510.
Much to my delight, I now have close to 25W output on a dummy load even without adjusting anything! I don’t know anything about the IRFZ44N worse my multimeter’s ammeter doesn’t work so I can’t set the idle current properly. Just to be safe, I replaced the heat sink with something bigger; adjusted the gate voltage to 1.75V (it used to be 2.5V); reduced the driver stage gain by adding 1K across the 2.2K R. I now have 12-15w output and slight heating of the heat sink. Having several long QSO with other hams in the Philippines for several hours confirmed that it’s now working.
I honestly do not know if the IRFZ44V is a perfect replacement of the IRF510, I only remember seeing a linear amp circuit on the web which used an IRFZ24 and I asked the author if an IRFZ44V will work. His answer was yes, so I thought this will work for me.

Many thanks to Ashar, WJ6C, PE1JXI, AD5YE, Mr Sunil and everyone for all the support. I really learned a lot and this is what I love most with this hobby, 73!
Jonathan / DV2NAH


We are thankful to Jonathan / DV2NAH  for his sharing  his experience and story of building Bitx3.

Do you have a similar experience?  send in your story so that we can share your experience with the world of Amateur Radio. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bitx 3C SBL-1 Schematic

After the Bitx3C ADE-1  we present the  Bitx3C  SBL-1 . The schematic is being published here.

The Bitx3C SBL  kit will be soon available on our online store.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tunning Range For The Bitx3b/3c

Two pictures being published which show the tunning range with 1sv149 being used in our Bitx series.

From 13.994 TO  14.418.  with the same schematic values for the VFO section.

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