Thursday, July 01, 2010

New HB-1A

By now, most of the QRP world knows that TenTec has added the HB-1A to their repertoire. They've changed it, though, to a two band radio, offering two versions - a 40/20 Meter version or a 40/30 Meter version.

The "new" HB-1A available from China is the TJ6A, a six band multi mode radio. For a look at it, you can go to YouTube and see it here.

It's available on eBay, in kit form for $245.00 plus shipping, which really isn't all that terrible. It will operate on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 Meters. A maximum of 10 Watts out and will handle USB, LSB and of course, CW. It does look to be mostly surface mount, however - so it is definitely for the experienced kit builder (with good eyes and steady hands!). I like the fact that it does have an honest-to-goodness tuning knob - no push button tuning!

For more details and pictures, you can go to http://www.youkits.com

If I was a lottery winner, I would be tempted.

72 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Paul - PAØPSY said...

Hi Larry, I think there is a market for a good, simple QRP transceiver. We can expect more from China in the future. I join the State Lottery this month. Who knows... 73 Paul