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My NEScaf went together just fine, thanks to the great manual. My FT 817ND does not have a CW filter, so its a great accessory. I had made a tilt stand for the 817 using a CD case, so I put the NEScaf board inside that case, drilled holes in the front of the stand and mounted the switch, both pots, and the audio out jack. Power and audio in come out the rear of the case. Not exactly "show quality" but it looks OK, saves another box on the desk, and puts the controls just below the rig controls.
Thanks for allowing me the honer of joining the N.E.Q.R.P. Club. As you can probably tell I`m a transplant from the north east (RI). Do 99% QRP. My antenna isn`t that great but I have worked into the north east, WG1L in ME. and K1YAN in MA. Working on a better ant. but not much room to put one up. I use an INV-V right now only up 20 ft. Hope to hear more from the N.E. this winter.
I built a filter a few weeks ago and it works great. I told a friend of mine and he ordered and built a kit too.
He was not as fortunate as I was and his filter is dead! We've have checked the pcb for problems like soldering, wiring, etc and tested the regulator, the clock and the audio amp and they are all working fine but no signal comes through the filter, i.e. the SCAF chip is not working.
I finished the filter and did the setup last evening, it still needs an enclosure (at the moment it's strung out across the operating table, in best QRP builders tradition), and I am so impressed with it's performance. Definately using it in tonights NAQCC Sprint. I think I'll be ordering a couple more in the near future for inclusion inside projects. Terrific kit.