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Kitted and Offered For Sale By The Four State QRP Group
The Cricket series consists of low cost entry level minimalist CW transceivers. This kit is designed to complement 4SQRP's popular CRICKET series of QRP transceivers with a useful and easy-to build keyer circuit.
High quality, double sided printed circuit board construction is used, with solder mask and silk screened component reference designators. All components are through-hole for easy assembly. The CRIC-KEY can be constructed by beginners as well as experienced builders. Construction time is approximately 30 to 90 minutes, depending on experience level.
Clubs and Groups Please Note! Group discounts are available, 5 kit minimum order required. Contact the kitter at the
email address below.
Join the Cricket Society! Earn Awards! Experience the comaraderie of the Cricket! More info here.
Specifications and Design Features
Voltage Input: 9v battery, clips mounted to board
Speed: 5 to 50 WPM, adjustable
Standby Current: Less than 1 microamp
Paddle tension and spacing fully adjustable
Low Part Count: Only 19 total electrical components
LED Keying Monitor
Assembly time: With only 19 electrical components, all through hole, this is a simple kit, with a completion time of 30 to 90 minutes
Board Layout Part location.
Part List BOM
Introduction to the Cricket by NMØS
Become a Cricketeer! Click here to join the Four State Cricket Society.
Electronics 2000's Excellent Capacitor Identification Page Posted with permission.
Electronics 2000's Excellent Resistor Code Graphic Calculator Posted with permission.
The cost of this kit is $25 plus shipping. The drop down menu items below include shipping costs.
If paying by check or money order (US dollars only) please make it out to "Four State QRP Group" and send to:
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Four State QRP Group
Tom Brown WØMFQ
PO Box 627
St. Charles, MO 63302
NOTE TO CANADIAN PURCHASERS:
Due to high bank processing fees, we can no longer accept Canadian Money Orders.
The Cric-Key is carefully kitted and shipped by Dave Cripe, NMøS.
Please direct DX shipping cost, kit availability, part related questions to Dave
All proceeds are applied toward funding OzarkCon.   Thank you for supporting The Four State QRP Group.