Jim Wharton (NO4A) announced on QRP-L this morning that Ten-Tec has received their first shipment of YouKits HB1B four band QRP transceivers and they are ready for sale. Ten-Tec is the exclusive distributor for for the Canadian company YouKits, hence will honor all warranties. The HB1B is not a kit, in fact it is fully assembled and ready for use.
HB1B Description (Courtesy of Ten-Tec)
HB1B Four Band CW QRP Transceiver
Come enjoy the fun of QRP operation with this simple, light weight, palm of your hand, trail friendly quad band transceiver.
TEN-TEC is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the YouKits brand.
The YouKits HB1B covers 80-40-30-20 meter amateur bands.
It is a fully assembled transceiver using the latest SMT technology.
Receives SSB & CW. Transmits CW only.
- Bright easy to read LCD display informs you of frequency, mode, supply voltage, S meter, RIT and more
- BNC RF connector
- Sensitivity (typical) .8 micro volts. MDS .2 micro volts
- Transmitter power, 5 watts (typical)
- Powerful DDS electronic synthesizers allow 3.2-16 MHz general coverage receive.
- Convenient 30 frequency memory storage
- Includes internal battery holders for Lithium batteries. An external (optional) 12 to 14 VDC regulated power supply may also be used.
- Easily adjustable tuning steps for both Amateur bands and general short wave listening.
- Low current consumption: About 60 mA on receive or about 800 mA on transmit depending on supply voltage
- Built in adjustable keyer with automatic CQ and call sign insertion for memory keying.
- Use with straight key or your favorite key paddle.
- Adjustable 4 pole crystal filter, 400Hz to 3KHz continuousely adjustable.
- 8 ohm headphone output (requires stereo plug). No internal speaker.
- RIT (receive incremental tuning) allows for 10Hz or 100 Hz tuning
- Power Plug- 2.1mm ID x 5.5mm OD with center positive. The Radio Shack part number for an equivalent is 274-1567. They come in a two pack for $3.29.
- An optional Lithium battery pack R9411 is available, requires slight modification to the radio.
- Size: 5.2” X 3.4” X 1.4” (not including knobs)
- Weight: 14 oz (not including batteries)