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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bitx Version 3 Facts

Hi. I would like to thank Arv Evans for his very frank opinion posted in Yahoo Bitx Group on the Bitx sets available in complete kit form and semi kit form.
I had started out giving the Bitx mini kit to the forum members as there was no PCB available for Bitx, I belief this started before the Bitx 20 a. The aim was just to help members get the bandpass coils and pcb. The cost is also very economical for a ham from any part of the world. The start price of $10 for a mini kit can not be considered a business venture or selling kits to make profits,when you know the pitfalls and the comments which may be good or bad.
Since the documentation was missing, my aim is to provide the maximum info about Bitx, the main docs of Farhan and layouts of VU3WJM mods.
I did not venture in selling the whole kit just because of incomplete documentation,but Leonard has done a great job in making so much of info available in regards to Bitx VER 3.

I think a couple a dollars spent on version 3 would just be about a parking ticket in US. So the motive is not to earn money but to help people who have a limited budget for the hobby.
It requires help from a couple of guys to document and distribute a project and I have been doing my best with the limited resources and time.

I am also posting this thread on my blog also for my friends to get a clear picture as what to expect with the Bitx version 3 kit.

Many of my Italian friends have build the Bitx version 3 with success and this drives home a point that the basic building blocks for making the ssb tcvr are same and we need an alert mindset to study the design and adapt from the basic design and not be let down by just a few documents . But in due course a full documentation of version 3 will be available as Om Leonard is working on it, and we hope to meet the aspirations of your expectations.
Regards
Sunil Lakhani VU3SUA

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