[AMRadio] RETRO 75 Build

Dale Smith newday at metrocast.net
Sat Mar 20 09:48:17 EDT 2010

Am very interested downloaded the manual allready,but was waiting on some 
comments,like yours.
----- 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 
> 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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