SoftRock: 30m Crystals now restocked.
- Hello everyone. I have been able to aquire a large quantity of the 40.500Mhz
fundamental-mode crystals required to move the SoftRock-40 to 30 meters.
After completely selling out of the original 100 I had, I was able to obtain
several hundred more. This means that there are now enough for ALL SoftRock
owners (including those with pre-AmQRP kits) to have on-hand a crystal or
two for 30m. Due to the large quantity purchased, I am able to maintain the
same price. (just recouping some of the expenses.) If you are interested,
you may order using the instructions below. PayPal, or a check to my address
listed at QRZ.com is OK. Just drop me an email if you are sending payment
through the mail, so I can reserve crystals for you.
73, Bruce, N1RX
From: Bruce Beford [mailto:bruce.beford@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 6:57 PM
Subject: SoftRock40 on 30M- Success! Crystals available now.
I have successfully converted a SoftRock40 for use on 30M. Two capacitors
need to be changed from their original values, and a new oscillator crystal
installed. Capacitors C6 and C7 (ver. 4.0 designators) are changed from
their original 100pF to 33pF. The crystal is changed from its original
28.224 to 40.500 Mhz. The original crystal still works with the new
capacitor values (in two units here). (I had tried this before, and didn't
think it worked, but my experiment was flawed. It is working now.)
I have available a quantity of the 40.500 Mhz crystals required. These allow
nearly full coverage of the Amateur 30M band with the SoftRock receiver. As
I announced earlier, I am making these available to all. The price for US
delivery is $2.00 for one crystal, $1.50 each for quantities of two or more.
For foreign addresses (including Canada) the price is $2.50 for one, $2.00
each for two and up. You may send payment via PayPal to
bruce.beford@... I will fill orders on a first-come, first served
Any questions? Email me direct, and I'll answer as best I can.