Shortwave radio kit

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Shortwave radio kit

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The shortwave radio projects keep coming in, here’s a great kit-

Many pieces of ham radio equipment are available as kits. Ten-Tec offers two kits in the $30 range that are good beginner projects. One is the 1054 4-band Shortwave Regenerative Receiver and the other is the 1056 “any band” CW/SSB Direct Conversion Receiver. The experience gained building either of these kits is similar to and is applicatable to many other projects. Here we’ll walk through constructing a Ten-Tec 1054 Shortwave Receiver.

Ten Tec 1054 Shortwave Radio Kit – Link.

6 thoughts on “Shortwave radio kit

  1. mrbill says:

    I had fun building the Ten-Tec 1253 a couple of years ago. Took a lot of pictures:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/sets/934417/

  2. mvandewettering says:

    As luck would have it, I just completed the construction of the TenTec 1056 single band receiver:

    http://brainwagon.org/?p=2547

    This is a simple direct conversion receiver which can be built to work on any of the amateur bands from 160 meters down to 10 meters. I built mine for 40m, and it appears to work quite well: with only 20feet of wire strung out, I had no difficulty picking up the BBC on shortwave, as well as a number of Morse and SSB contacts. Not bad for a $30 kit. It’s not perfect, but it is a really cheap and easy entry point.

    While digging around on the web to see what others had done with this receiver, I noticed that some people in Australia were using them as part of an amateur radio telescope. Check out:

    http://fringes.org/

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