Pixie (40m) build completed this evening

Completed 40m Pixie assembly

This evening, I completed the build of the 40m Pixie PCB assembly. It will get checked over for dry joints or shorts in the morning and air-tested shortly.

A very half-hearted attempt at the 6m UKAC this evening was aborted because of my poor voice but I only worked 3 locals in the short time I was on with my V2000 vertical.

I really wanted to crack on with the Pixie build, although I was not expecting to finish the built today.  The small PCB based kit does represent very good value.

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

3 Responses to “Pixie (40m) build completed this evening”

  • al KM1U:

    I look forward to hearing more about the Pixie.

  • W3FIS:

    I had trouble with local AM broadcast stations “bleeding through” on my Pixie (original design). I would have though that the antenna tuner would have helped some, but it doesn’t seem to.

    73 /paul W3FIS

  • Glenn W9IQ:

    An antenna tuner may or may not help with such a problem depending on its configuration. Its primary purpose is to form a conjugate match. It may, for example, form a low pass filter to provide the best match and therefore provide no relief from AM station interference.

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