CS20 NEW! 20m 5 Watt SSB Transceiver Kit.

CS20 NEW!  20m 5 Watt SSB Transceiver Kit.
Price (excl VAT):£129.00 (plus shipping)
167.70 USD (plus shipping)
156.09 EUR (plus shipping)
Price (incl 20% VAT):  £154.80 (plus shipping)
201.24 USD (plus shipping)
187.31 EUR (plus shipping)
Model: CS20 20m 5 Watt Transceiver Kit (incl Speaker/Mike)
Date Available: 07/02/2017

Introduction: 
The CS-series supercedes the well known KN-Q7A. The CS20 Transceiver integrates Sandwich digital VFO with 100 Hz resolution offering full 40m Band Coverage.  A Speaker Microphone and a printed Assembly Manual are supplied with the Kit.  Just connect to a suitable Antenna and a 12V Power Source and you are ready for operation both from home station or portable locations.

Click here: to view a Video introducing the CS series Single Band Transceiver - duration is 13 minutes

Click here: to view a Video on operating the Sandwich Digital VFO - duration is 16 minutes

Fun to Build!

The CS20 Transceiver Kit is a great project for licensed Radio Amateurs who would like to build their own SSB Transceiver. Apart from 1 medium-sized SMD transistor, the kit uses conventional leaded components on a quality PCB with moderate component density and a classic  uncomplicated circuit design.  Assembly should be no problem if you have with some previous Kit building experience.  With guidance from an instructor, this kit also make a good first project for Novice Operators.

The kit comes complete with black enclosure and all components including the Speaker-Microphone
A detailed Assembly Manual can be downloaded from this link:

Fun to Operate!

5 Watt SSB RF Output and 0.5 uV Sensitivity assures solid On the Air performance - Simple to operate!

Ideal for Portable or Emergency use in combination with a 12V battery and a 10m Fibre Glass mast antennaas
support for a half wave - end fed antenna:

Review of the KN-Q7A in November 2013 Radcom

Thanks to the RSGB for their permission to use this article:

CS 20 Kit Specifications

Frequency tuning range: Digital Sandwich VFO  coverage from 14000 kHz - 14350 kHz with a minimum frequency step of 100Hz.  Novel Tuning indication using multicoloured LED.  For explanation see the following video:

Mode: Upper Side Band  (USB)
RF output: about 5 W PEP @ 13.8 V
• Harmonic and Carrier suppression: better than -43 dBc
Sensitivity: better than 0.5 μV at 10 dB SNR
• IF filter: 6 pole crystal ladder filter + 1 pole post IF amplifier crystal filter
IF bandwidth: about 2.0 kHz - IF frequency: 8.467 MHz
Power Supply: 12 to 13.8 V, 2.5 A
Dimension: 153 mm x 97 mm x 40 mm excl protrusions
• Weight: 500 g or 1.1 lbs
Current consumption: about 30 mA in RX and about 2.5 A in TX @ 13.8 V
• Connectors: - Speaker output: 3.5 mm connector, mono output & DC Power Input Socket
Microphone input: 8-pin, CRKITS Speaker-Microphone supplied with kit, compatible with electret microphones

Antenna connector: BNC Jack
• 2 Controls: Tuning Control  & IF Gain Control acts as volume control


Why buy from SDR-Kits?

  • Kits normally in stock - we aim to ship within 48 hours - why wait weeks?
  • SDR-Kits is authorized Distributor for CRKITS since 2014
  • No surprises with import duties and Custom's clearing fees
  • UK based Technical advice - email:  support@SDR-Kits.net 
  • Kit comes with a Printed assembly Manual for those without Internet access  


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