The ZS4U Supapix Transceiver
This kit was developed by Barney Fourie ZS4U to help restricted
licensed radio hams in South Africa to upgrade to the full license. This kit fulfills the requirement as
laid out by the SARL. Just the transmitter alone, when
used in CW satisfies the requirements, but by building a working transceiver it
actually surpasses the requirement! The design is based on the Pixie and Pixie
II designed by WA6BOY. The circuit diagram and
construction manual can be
downloaded by clicking above. For those keen on reading the discussion thread on the SARL web
site regarding this development, please click on the following link...
After some experimenting and prototyping
(even getting the XYL to build one) the final
design is complete and works exceptionally well for its small size and
The project has been rewarding and
the interest shown by the Amateur fraternity is very encouraging. I have seen my
wife operate a soldering iron and successfully build the project through all
it's stages and seen her excitement as she progressed. Enjoy the kit and good
luck with the construction, hope to hear you all up on 40m soon.
73 de Barney ZS4U.
Barney can be contacted on the SARL web site
directly or contact him on