All came reasonably well packed, although as usual the instructions are machine translated from the Chinese and next to useless! Most of it can be worked out easily enough, although two toroids that need to be wound have no turns information!
Here it is next to my previous little Chinese transceiver kit, the Pixie. This one also has the odd quirk that the sockets all fit with a couple of degrees angle to them! Here its just mocked up -
All the resistors are 5-stripe types, which I hate trying to read, so ran the ohmeter over them all! They are as usual all vertical mounted. They are all fitted in this photo, and theres a lot extra left over! I suspect they are so cheap that so long as the minimum number are included they dont care how many more you get! All spares for me I suppose.
And, finally for today, with the lower profile sockets, IC sockets, and fixed inductors installed
There does seem to be some debate as to whether this is the same as a '49-er' kit, Ive no idea myself, never having built nor seen a '49-er' before!
Ive also just ordered a plastic case for the component tester I built some time ago - this is easier and probably cheaper than trying to fabricate one!
I also couldnt resist ordering a AM/FM broadcast portable radio kit! This is an old 1980's style analogue tuning radio which I fully expect to perform to its price! But hey, it'll be a bit of fun to build when it gets here.
I must get around to boxing up the Pixie and the SurfPI as well