The kit came with very sparse instructions, partly in Chinese. It had a circuit diagram, a parts list and enlarged PCB silkscreen with it.
I arranged the components on my desk in the order of the BOM. This made sense as it starts with the passive components.
I was a bit unsure about the inductor values, but found a nice calculator here.
The soldering was painless and took about an hour.
|The assembled 40m Pixie|
|The Pixie prefers battery power|
My friend CP had printed me this case from thingiverse. A perfect fit:
|The enclosure designed by egil|
There is also no volume control and the "RIT" is not accessible with this enclosure. (This THING addresses the RIT issue).
The Pixie circuit is as basic as it can get, while the nice key/phone/power/antenna sockets feel like luxury to me.
73 de dl9set
PS: You must be a licensed radio ham of the appropriate license class to operate this transceiver.