Posted by Bob Emerson on 8th Dec 2013
It has been a number of years since I built a kit but this radio had good instructions and everything worked the first time I tried it.
Posted by Bill L. on 19th Nov 2013
I followed the instructions..it all worked good. Nice unit if you want to get started or just to play around with s/w. Might get you interested in something bigger and badder??
Posted by Scott on 20th Sep 2013
Wanted something to do for fun and was not displeased. Resistors all colored nicely and had no issued with directions.
Posted by Robert Corwin on 5th Sep 2013
Your kit #1054 is great but the colors on the resistors are not so good ,The Yellow and Brown are the worst. I reverest part #R12 and R11 and will go to Radio Shack and pick up the resistor,s as taking them out I droped them.
Posted by G0ARV on 22nd Dec 2011
What value for money. I bought this kit for my grandson as an introduction to shortwave radio. Assembly is straightforward and the step by step instructions are simple enough for the novice to follow although you do need to have some experience soldering. Like all regen receivers tuning takes some practice but once mastered you will be amazed at the performance of this simple receiver when connected to just 30 foot of wire (and its much more fun). The instructions contain useful tips on how to add RF Gain and fine tuning controls. Once done this little radio gives expensive sets a good run for their money.
If you are starting out in radio construction then this is a great first kit. At less than $40 you wont find anything better on the market at this price.