Category: Kits

  • (tr)uSDX Kit Arrived – The Unboxing

    (tr)uSDX Kit Arrived – The Unboxing

    As mentioned before in my initial impressions of the preassembled (tr)uSDX from China, I also ordered the kit version as well so that I could compare the two experiences. Here is a short video of the unboxing, with more videos to come for the actual assembly.

  • Sotabeams LASERBEAM-817

    Sotabeams LASERBEAM-817

    WARNING – Image-heavy post ahead. You might regret it on mobile 😉 A while back I sold my Yaesu FT-817ND. Yes – I make mistakes. Recently I saw a listing for a FT-817 that included an Elecraft T1 Automatic Antenna Tuner for a price that I couldn’t say no to (think less than the price…

  • (tr)uSDX – Initial Impressions

    (tr)uSDX – Initial Impressions

    I’ve had a couple of days to play with the new (tr)uSDX 5-band transceiver and I thought I would do a quick post to show my initial impressions of this kit. Overview The (tr)uSDX Radio is a project created by DL2MAN and PE1NNZ, based off of the uSDX project. It covers 5 amateur bands –…

  • (tr)uSDX – (im)Patiently waiting?

    (tr)uSDX – (im)Patiently waiting?

    They say “patience is a virtue”. Waiting for SpeedPak packages from China is something that builds virtue. SpeedPak. lol For everyone’s reference, I’ve ordered a (tr)uSDX kit from a Chinese distributor, one of the few that are authorized by DL2MAN and team per their forum post at You can read more about the project…

  • QCX Mini 20 Meter Build

    QCX Mini 20 Meter Build

    Yesterday I posted about my latest QCX mini kit from QRP Labs arriving. I had intended to wait until the weekend do dive into the build, but… I couldn’t wait. As I mentioned before, QRP Labs publishes incredibly well done documentation in their build instructions. You can see the latest version as of this writing…