40m Pixie kit at INCREDIBLE price

I bought my 40m Pixie kit for $10 and thought this was a bargain.  Then Andy Cutland sent me this link.

Hi Roger, this is the cheapest i’ve seen yet. What fantastic value !
Check out this item I found on eBay:
End time: 15 Apr 2015 10:33:10
(Sent from eBay Mobile for Android)

At £3.19 with free shipping there is no way you could make this cheaper in my view. Remember this price includes a crystal, PCB and all the board mounted parts.  This looks identical to mine which works very well. This is a refined Pixie and performance has exceeded expectations. Netting is excellent TX to RX and AM breakthrough very modest. My power out is about 400mW and a 1uV signal level very good on RX. A totally usable 40m CW rig for not much more than a cup of coffee.

Even with the after-effects of my cerebellum brain bleed I was able to build the kit without any issues.

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

3 Responses to “40m Pixie kit at INCREDIBLE price”

  • Colin GM4JPZ:

    Thanks for the link, Roger. It would be daft not to order one at that price, and I’m just away to do so!


  • Dr.Obscure/KF7KWP:

    Thanks for the tip OM..
    got busy and ordered my self one… it’ll be fun to build and work.. 🙂

  • john w /G4WQZ:

    hello roger, thanks for the link,i’ve just ordersd one.(i hope they have a good supply) 73 ttfn.jw g4wqz

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