GQRP / Kanga receiver

I was sent a kit this week by Kanga UK, who supplied me a new regen receiver. The kit in question makes its debut at the GQRP convention at Rishworth UK this week. Its appearance is marked by the annual buildathon.

The buildathon is a great way for anyone who has an interest in electronics, radio or has indeed has no experience in construction, build a kit and walk away with a working radio. The step by step guide we supply with the kits allows easy installation of the components and instant gratification.

I wrote the instructions for this kit and whilst doing so, I managed to video the whole build. The video is sped up, but the build actually took about 2 hours, not rushing and includes the videoing & taking pictures.


Dan Trudgian, MØTGN, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Wiltshire, England. He's a radio nut, IT guru, general good guy and an all round good egg. Contact him him here.

3 Responses to “GQRP / Kanga receiver”

  • W3FIS, Paul:

    Will this kit be generally available? If so, at what price? Will they ship to the US??

    73 /paul W3FIS

  • David WB4ONA:

    @W3FIS,

    On the Kanga UK site, it only mentions the regen kit in the context of the “G-QRP Buildathon”. It doesn’t say if the kit will be widely available. I sent them an Email asking about this today. If I hear anything back from Kanga UK, I’ll try to remember and post it here.

    On the site the kit is GBP 23.95 (about $37.15 USD). Shipping (US & World-wide) is GBP 12.50 (about $19.40 USD). So the total might add up to GBP 36.45 (about 56.50 USD) with shipping; not too bad. Folks in the UK and EU will of-course pay more for tax, and less for shipping. I am assuming an exchange rate of $1.55 USD/GBP, which may vary.

    Best 73’s, David

  • David WB4ONA:

    I did receive a reply from Kanga-UK regarding this Regen kit. You can do a search for the Kanga-UK site on the Web to track what’s going with this this (N.B., I normally don’t post URL’s on aggregators because the posts will likely be tossed or delayed due to anti-spam moderation). Again, this looks like a nice single-band Regen kit. We’ll probably see mods appear as time goes on. Here’s the reply I received:

    Reply Received 21 Oct. 2015 my time (UTC+7):

    Best 73’s, David

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    Hello David,

    Thank you for your enquiry, and yes the Regen Kit will be available after Saturday.

    The launch of the kit is the Buildathon on Friday, with the first sales on Saturday. We will then open up the shop to everybody else there after.

    We have put a some links on the Website, one being Dan M0TGN video build of the kit. The instructions for the kit will have all the necessary parts required to build the kit, including a circuit diagram, and grid placement for the PCB.

    Hope that helps.
    Best regards
    Dennis G6YBC

    —-

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