[AMRadio] RETRO 75 Build


Brett Gazdzinski Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Fri Mar 19 22:49:30 EDT 2010


I ordered one a few days ago.
Thinking about mods, nicer mod iron, adjustable modulation levels, line 
input,better filter, etc!

The design sort of seems like an old cheap cb radio on 75 meters....
What about an S meter...
And dyna-mic.

Brett




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LEE BAHR" <pulsarxp at embarqmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 10:02 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] RETRO 75 Build


>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.
>
> 73,
>
> Lee, w0vt
> Houston
>
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