About This Site
This wiki is to help gather all the available information about the TAK-40 in one place.
The TAK-40 was entered in the ARRL HomeBrew Challenge, which was announced in August 2006 QST with entries due Aug 2007. The challenge was to design a 40 meter CW and Voice transceiver that could be reproduced for under $50.
While the TAK-40 met all the goals of the contest, the radio's creator, along with many of the builders have made improvements, such as printed circuit boards, more stable VFO, and a 10 watt PA board. All of these options push the build price up depending on which options are added and how creative one is in sourcing parts and enclosures.
Some things to note about this wiki:
- No information is missing; you just haven't added it yet. ;)
- If while reading an article you notice some information is wrong, or outdated, please update it!
Links to Pages Under Construction
|Toroids||Winding the toroidal inductors and transformers used in the TAK-40.|
|Circuit Boards||Circuit Board Types Available.|
|Construction||Information to build your TAK-40.|
|Bill of Materials||Bill of Materials and Equivalent Parts|
|PIC16F871||Info about the PIC used in this project.|
|Programming||How to program the PIC|
|KD8DFL-PCB||KD8DFL PCB Latest Info|
|DDS-60||Specifications on the DDS-60|
|Encoder||Information on the encoder used for the tuning dial|
|Schematics||Schematics for this project|
|Software||Code, HEX files, and descriptions|
|Specifications||General specifications of the TAK-40|