The Receiver Kit contains the following parts and bags:
>Two PCB Boards - Board 1 and Board 2
>A CD ROM containing the contents of this site, including all the instructions and information on the Electroluminescent Receiver Kit.
>Six bags of parts arranged as follows:
Bag 1 - All the tuning capacitors for the receiver.
>The bag contents may change slightly as changes are made. The Parts List will be kept up to date. A Parts List (with bag contents) is sent with every kit to double check the parts.
The Basic Instructions for the kit have no color pictures, but instead 8 bit grey scale PCB .gif images to save color ink. All grey scale PCB .gif images for the completed sections of the PCB are linked to color images with the word "Picture".
Parts Not Included in the Kit
This kit is basically defined as a "board kit". All the parts are contained for a working receiver, but all the accessories are provided by the builder. You will need the following to complete the kit:
>A small roll of insulated #24 or #22 copper stranded or solid wire (size not critical) is needed for jumper wires and connections to the outputs. Small shielded wire is provided for the connections that required shielded wire.
> No knobs are provided for controls: main tuning capacitor, audio gain, BFO capacitor, and Band Tuning pot. They are all 1/4" shafts which work best with small to medium size knobs, except for the main tuning capacitor, which needs a 2" or so diameter knob (for 1/4" shaft) for easy tuning of signals.
>No on-off switch or a power supply is provided. A 12V to 12.5V linear power supply is recommended. A linear power supply is one with a transformer, voltage regulator, and filter capacitors. Wall warts, as a rule, do not have enough filtering to work with the receiver - causes hum and distortion in the audio output.
>Connections for the outputs are not included. These are power, speaker, and antenna.
>A case is not included but is not needed to use the receiver. As shown in the pictures and construction information, the boards can be stacked with the bottom plate and spacers for a fully functioning receiver without a case. All the controls and the tuning capacitor mount on the boards. See "Picture of Completed Receiver" and Front Cover Pictures for examples of the receiver without a case.
>You have to build your own case, if desired. Information on case building will be added from customer input and as my experience yields more information and suggestions.
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