31 May 2013

More on the TJ2B SSB handheld from China

The Youkits website has more information on the TJ2B 4 band handheld SSB transceiver including assembly details for the 2 versions of the kit and several YouTube clips.  A review has yet to appear on www.eham.net though.

The basic specs from the website are:
  • DDS controlled, Minature LCD display with frequency 
  • 5W output 
  • Kit A TX: 5-15MHz, covering  60m, 40m, 30m, 20m band RX:3-18MHz
    *can extend TX to 3-18MHz by MOD.  
  • Kit B TX:  18-30MHz covering  17m,15m,12m,10m band RX:14-30MHz (Not in stock)
  • 1Hz, 10Hz, 100Hz, 1KHz, 10KHz, 100KHz tuning rate available 
  • Dual VFO with 40 memories
  • Memory transfer to VFO
  • One tuning knob plus 4 keys to realize all functions such as Step, Mode, A/B, Memory/VFO, Memory to VFO transfer, etc.  
  • Built in speaker, mic and PTT
  • Fully assembled, kit available
  • Optional battery lithium pack:1600mah
  • Enclosure size: 195mm(L) x 68mm (w) x 38mm (T)
Of course, the main attraction of this little rig is the low price for the assembled unit at $329 with the part assembled (all SMA done) kit version at $269. 

As yet, I am not aware of a UK dealer offering these units. Perhaps they are waiting a few months until the design matures and early design bugs are ironed out. I would be surprised if this unit in both 4-band versions is not on sale in the UK before the year end.

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