Finding a case for your µBITx is easy … finding a good case is more tricky. Many use one of the many µBITx cases sold by Sunil. Others have their own favourites
Two new suggestions from Jack KZ5A are worthy of a second look.
The Cheval case illustrated below can be obtained in both steel and aluminium versions (we would strongly recommend the aluminium version). This case will have to be imported from Thailand. It is also available on eBay. It is a very nice looking enclosure, reminiscent of Heathkit enclosures from the 1970s.
The Circuit Specialists aluminium instrument enclosure is a not quite as good looking enclosure, but at a very good price ($US21 excl shipping).
Mike ZL1AXG purchased several aluminium cases from aliexpress.com that are intended to house stereo amplifiers. This particular model (Breeze 2207) is 228mm x 70mm x 215mm. A good size for incorporating a few additional circuit boards alongside the µBITx main board. These cases are precision made and look really nice. They can be acquired for around US$15 each (plus shipping – that will be more than the cost of the enclosure). Mike has yet to transplant his µBITx into the new case.
Derek G4VWI has used a sub-miniature MIL spec rotary switch to switch between common, off/slow/fast as per the ND6T wiring diagram for the Kit Projects board.
A screened pre-made wiring loom helps ensure the exposed sections are kept nice and short. Derek suggests choosing good quality connecting wire and pre-soldering the pads before tacking on the leads for best results. He believes that this is by far the easiest AGC board design to fit.
Pop VU2POP has added a LiPo battery inside his µBITx case as illustrated above. He says “I installed a homebrew 3S2P li-ion battery pack into my ubitx cabinet. I had planned my cabinet for the right space & fit. Now I can carry my ubitx for outdoor action!”.
This must be the best calibration guide yet from Steve N3SB. Thanks to MVS Sarma for bringing it to our attention.