Some members of AJARC are starting a BitX 40 build group.
First meeting date will be discussed at Jan 2nd club meeting.
Notice: A new version called UBITX was released on 12-19-2017. This is a 80-10 meter 10 watt transceiver sold in the same format as the Bitx40. There will be one on display at Morristown Hamfest.
The Ubitx board is $109 shipped with a price increase to $129 after the holidays.
The $59 Bitx 40 monoband 40 meter board is still available. You can purchase at www.hfsigs.com
India Post delivery is about 4 weeks and if you order a case and AGC board from InKits, that is the only shipping option for it.
If you are not interested in making your own case, cases are available at Inkits. It is unknown at this time if the universal cases that are available will fit the new Ubitx. Ff cases are not in stock, keep watching as they restock on a regular basis. You can view cases at https://amateurradiokits.in
Due to complexities of making a case, our group will not be concentrating on DIY cases and will be more concentrated on assembling the boards into a manufactured case reminiscent of the Heathkit days.
If you are placing an order for a case, I would recommend buying the $8 AGC printed circuit board. I have sourced enough parts to build up 5 of the AGC boards. At this time only 2 parts set remain available for the AGC board but do not have the headers and plugs.
Use the contact form to let me know if you are getting involved in the build and have ordered your Bitx. We anticipate starting right after the Christmas holidays.
As of 12-9-17, I have 3 committed builders. Other have indicated interest but not confirmed ordering boards.
I have extra Mini-USB to USB cables for programming the Radiuno if you need one.
N4CAG, N4FV, KM4YIR.
Other links of interest about the Bitx 40