40m Pixie from AliExpress

From my bank statement I see my 40m Pixie kit from China, that has shipped, cost a little over £7. This includes all parts including crystal and PCB. At this price it would be hard to buy the individual parts. I very much want to build this as it will be the first amateur radio construction here in a very long time.   It is sufficiently simple and low cost that I should manage it, even if I am a little clumsy still with the soldering iron.

 No doubt Andrew G6ALB (3km) will help with a first test.

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

2 Responses to “40m Pixie from AliExpress”

  • KG0YR Dave:

    I have built a Pixie2 purchased on ebay from China. Very poor documentation and parts identification but it is cheep. Dave

  • KG0YR Dave:

    I have built a Pixie2 purchased from China. Very poor documentation and parts identification but it is cheep. Dave

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