Into the HF band!

Well, not *quite* yet.
A friend on IRC has VERY generously ordered a Peaberry SDR kit to be shipped to me.
It’s a relatively inexpensive, low-power HF band transceiver (1W transmit power). It does come as a kit, with primarily surface-mount components, so I’m going to need to get a 1/32″ soldering iron tip.

I have some ideas for it, as it’s designed as a fixed-range transceiver. Normally when you assemble it, you have to choose between the 160m, 80m/40m, 40m/30m/20m or 30m/20m/17m bands. Not all of them.
I’m going to peruse the schematic and build instructions, and see if it’s possible to modify it to enable switching between the bands. This will require extra components of course, mostly duplicating components from the kit that are already being used, winding more coils, etc. I’m no engineer, but I understand the basics of electronics and signal flow, so I think I can do this.
Why settle for one set of frequencies when I can have them all for a little more?


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