Iler 40 arrives!
It took its time getting here, but the Iler 40 QRP SSB transceiver kit from Spain has finally arrived! Opening the package confirmed my expectations that this is a very high quality kit indeed.
|Iler 40 kit contents|
The printed circuit board is top quality and screen printed with plated through holes. Quite a contrast to some kits of UK origin that look as if the board has been etched and drilled in someone’s garage.
The components of each type are individually bagged. The CD containing PDF manuals in both English and Spanish has a custom colour printed label. A quick glance inside showed that the assembly instructions have been professionally produced and are of the a similar standard as the manuals for kits by Heathkit and Elecraft – if not better. Javier has even included data sheets for all the active components making this the most fully documented kit I’ve ever encountered. I’m going to enjoy building this.
It’s going to be a while before I can get started, though. There are some major home improvements going on at the moment chez G4ILO and with all the hammering and sawing I’ll have to wait for a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. I also need to print off a copy of the 39-page assembly manual so I can cross steps off as I go along – and as you may have read our printer doesn’t want to play ball.
I received mine about a week ago and have it finished but not in the case yet, still waiting for it to get here. I ordered the 20 and the 40 meter ILER’s, but have only built the 40. You are right, it is the nicest kit I have ever built, Javier did a great job on the design and packaging. I have made a dozen contacts since I got it on the air a few days ago. The only complaint I have received from 2 people is that the audio seems “clamped”, but that might be my Mic. I hope you enjoy it as much as have. 73’s