He has named it the Mountain Topper Radio (MTR) and it is primarily designed for low weight hiking, back packing and SOTA type activities.
|MTR Kit of parts.|
I managed to get my hands on one before they all sold out (on day of release) and it arrived on April 21st.
I had to put the build on hold for a while until I had some free time to set aside for the construction.
|Altoids tin bashing.|
Over the next 2 nights I mounted all the componets. I opted to hand solder, like I had done with my ATS4. I built for 40/20 metres.
I completed one side of the board in one sitting, and the next evening completed the opposite side.
So on the evening of 9th May, a quick test and basic alignment ensued followed by a quick lash up on the bench to an antenna to see if it works.
|Side by side. ATS4 and MTR|