[AMRadio] RETRO 75 Build

LEE BAHR pulsarxp at embarqmail.com
Fri Mar 19 22:02:20 EDT 2010

I have about 2/3 of the receiver built up on my Small Wonder RETRO 75 AM QRP 
transceiver.  That maybe is around 80 parts mounted so far.

So far, no missing parts and it is going together without a hitch.  I did 
substitute machine grade IC sockets, gold plated, instead of using the 
stamped ones supplied with the kit.

Anyone interested in the kit, the kit is a board only kit.  You have to 
supply the cabinet, pots, jacks, knobs, etc.  I am making a case for it out 
of PC board material as I did for the Ft Tuthill 80 CW transceiver I just 
built.  That case came out looking beautiful.  Building your own case allows 
one to size the cabinet to the PC board.

For a mic I am going to try a $11.00 Cobra dynamic CB mic readily available 
on E-bay.

All the parts supplied seem to be first class.


Lee, w0vt

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