Component Tester

I bought this from Amazon for less than $20 and it included a case that required some assembly. I’ve seen this same board and similar on eBay for less than $10. It is quite handy for identifying random components and for checking their values. It runs on a single 9V battery. You place the leads of the part under test into the ZIF socket, or using a set of clips leads. Press the single button,…

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TYT TH-9000 Programming

I acquired my TYT TH-9000 220 MHz Mobile at JARSfest 2018. I’m using it as a base along with a J-Pole. It had belonged to a local ham that I had purchased an HF Hybrid rig from. Dick, N1VGY, was now a SK (Silent Key), and his 220 rig was for sale. I purchased it and took it home. After a Factory Reset and and bit of Googling, I got it set up to my…

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BITX40

The BITX40 is a low cost, single band (40m), low power, SSB transceiver kit. Now ‘kit’ isn’t really what you might make of the word. It is a fully assembled (and supposedly tested) circuit board, along with a collection of external parts, wires, all house in a plastic box. The ‘kit’ part comes into play when it comes to final assembly and enhancements. The BITX40 uses an Arduino controlled VFO called the Raduino which includes…

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