I ordered the kit less than a month ago never expecting this kit to actually arrive as the cost was $5.99 (or so) and that included shipping from China.
Well it’s here 🙂
And here’s a video of a completed kit in operation on 7023 kHz. This guy has got his rig receiving and while the transmitter is switching he’s not seeing any output on his power meter which may or may not be an issue with the rig.
BTW the sound of the local AM broadcast station isn’t unusual as really simple circuits like this one hear everything that’s loud. A standard 40-meter dipole is the preferred antenna for simple QRP rigs as the antenna is tuned for one band and therefore tends to reject out-of-band signals.
Now at this price I would want to put the output on a spectrum analyzer but then again we’re talking about a 1/2 watt of power so you’re not likely going to do too much damage to the band.
Listen for me on 7023 in a couple of days 🙂