Connect Systems is no longer selling the CS108G radios.
CS108G for $349
As you probably know by now, the CS108G is the X108G with slightly different firmware. The hardware is identical.
Because of non support from Xiegu, we are discontinuing the CS108G Radio and selling at our cost. The radios seem to work fine in CW and AM mode but have problems in SSB mode. Some radios work fine but the majority of radios do not. The problems in the SSB mode is as follows:
1. Spike in the transmitter when PTT first pressed in SSB mode which last 1-2 seconds
2. Continous carrier in SSB mode even when not speaking...
3. Hum even when speaking in SSB mode.
From what other people have confirmed on this site, these problems have been known for a long time but have never been resolved.
Call our office at 818 889 0503 if you want to purchase these radios as is. We will not warranty these radios at these prices.
- In my correspondence with Chris it turns out that those boards might actually be from Chris. Awhile back he sold some Chinese 50 boards for an electronics class. Chris did not check if it really went to the class. But then they might also have copied his board. Also, Chris does not want to accept royalty for a commercial version of his product.
From: "steve_posner2000@... [X108-Transceiver]" <X108-Transceiver@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2017 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [X108-Transceiver] CS108G & X108G firmware differences?
Jerry is pretty much smack on in his eval of the Chinese knock-off of the McHF QRP rig. A fellow out in Florida got one and did an eval including taking it apart. Functionally it was a mess. Just as Jerry reports it's using a version .4 board rather than the current .6 version which corrected numerous problems and instabilities of the .4 board. The knock-off's circuit boards actually have M0NKA printed on them??? The thieves of Chris' intellectual property probably don't have enough of an understanding of the English language to realize that in copying Chris' callsign on the boards they are incriminating themselves.
I would welcome a commercial version of Chris' design (as long as M0NKA gets proper royalties) - it looks like a fantastic radio.