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
nothing has a charm similar to that of making a high frequency contact
less power. In
the demo videos linked below, Pixie is the small green circuit board.
components of the test setup, such as the battery, speaker, Morse code
and even the corner bolts, are not part of the deal. The
transparent enclosure shown in the photo (left) is an old phono
Pixie transmitting: Pixie-xmt.mp4
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