Pixie    Pixie is a bare-bones CW only QRP transceiver from China, that operates within a narrow crystal-controlled frequency range of the 40 meter band. Its primary attraction is cost, which ranges from $5 to $15. Building a transceiver for next to nothing has a charm similar to that of making a high frequency contact with one watt or less power. In the demo videos linked below, Pixie is the small green circuit board. Other components of the test setup, such as the battery, speaker, Morse code key, and even the corner bolts, are not part of the deal. The transparent enclosure shown in the photo (left) is an old phono cartridge case.

    Pixie receiving: Pixie-rcv.mp4
    Pixie transmitting: Pixie-xmt.mp4

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