I bought the G11 kit from a fellow ham, who did not have time for construction. The building effort on my side is expected to be reasonable, since several hundred SMD parts are factory fitted. My job is to mount and solder about 100 through-hole components including toroids, different connectors and relays. Genesis Radio estimates about 10 hours of work on this part.
Here is a picture of my G11 PCB as of today. The RX part is almost finished, except for toroids. No components are fitted on the TX part.
|Genesis Radio G11 board (TX not finished).|
The G11 documentation is adequate. Several hundred people have built this SDR transceiver, and their knowledge is collected in a Yahoo group: GenesisRadio which is active and helpful.
73 de OZ1BXM Lars Petersen, homepage http://oz1bxm.dk/
SMD = Surface Mounted Device
SDR = Software Defined Radio
RX = Receiver
TX = Transmitter