Front panel layout ideas

Vic WA4THRI always enjoy seeing how others have built their BitX’s and has pointed out ideas that others might find useful:

1. Almost everyone places their tuning control to the right, but if you place the Raduino to the right you can easily update and play with the software by just plugging your computer into the USB port [EDITOR:  With a penetration on the right hand side wall of the enclosure for insertion of a mini-USB-B connector.]

2. It is hard to beat the value of the Banggood EF01 instrument case. If you turn it upside down and eliminate attaching the hard plastic feet you have a smoother mounting surface for circuit boards and can use the vent holes for a speaker grille.  Add some stick-on soft plastic feet on the “new” bottom.

3. Using the second line of the BitX display to label switches and controls saves having to find a way to place labels on the front panel.

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