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.
Posted by Rick ND3B on 16th Jan 2013
it came in 2 days!
I got the xcvr, shoulder bag, antenna, battery pack and charger. First my gripes: it comes with a charger so the separate one is not needed. It takes a 3.5mm plug (not included) for the key and the wiring instructions are vague. I have to find a plug and then look up tip, ring and sleeve. The battery holder - 3 AA cells - is inside with the rubber feet. Does this mean I could have used alkalines? Didn't know until I opened it up to install the battery pack which has that foam tape on it and I assume it is to be stuck to the cover. I can't imagine sticking it to the circuit board...but someone might. The antenna looks really nice - compact and sturdy with feedline and BNC connector attached, some rope and two tent pegs. The shoulder bag is great! Goes over one shoulder. Plenty big for the radio, key, antenna and a gel cell. There are zipper pouches on the outside for more stuff.
I'm pretty new to this and wish everything was spelled out in precise language. Like is the antenna resonant on 20,30 &40 or do I need a tuner? But hey, figuring it out is part of the fun! Hope to be on the air soon and find someone to help me get my CW speed up!
Posted by Dick. KB5CS on 5th Jul 2012
I was looking forward to this rig as an avid Qrper. The unit got stuck in TX. Tech service said that problem had occurred before. This is after both two band rigs had failed.
Had many Ten Tec rigs--but these made in China.
Posted by Charlie Vaughan K4UWH on 15th Jun 2012
I just wanted to tell you I received my R 4040 on Thursday afternoon late and didn’t have a chance to play with it until that evening. I made a couple of 20 meter DX contacts right off the bat.
Then Friday evening just before the CQ WPX contest I made a couple more DX contacts.
I operated the CQ WPX contest for about 6 hours with the new rig at about 4 watts and a Gap Titan vertical on 20 meters exclusively. I didn’t do anything spectacular but I was very impressed with the rig it is a great buy. 138 QSOs, 130 prefixes, 358 Points (avg. 2.59/contact) for a score of 46, 540. My country total in basically 2 days of operating is 44 countries.
The only sad thing is that it does not at least have 17 and 15 meters on it.
But the little box surely works. Sometimes I think the RX sounds better than my Omni VII.
Posted by NG9D on 17th Dec 2011
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” (Was that an American or a Chinese proverb?)