I thought this would make a good summer holiday project, so I ordered the kit from India.
One of the biggest decisions for UBITX builders is how to house the project. I decided to build mine into a small suitcase, which would make it ideal for portable use, on hilltops etc. I was inspired by the suitcase ‘spy’ radios used by SOE operators during the Second World War, e.g. the B2. My first idea was to find a (non-working) vintage portable radio, such as the Ever Ready Sky Baby, that I could upcycle. I did not have much success with this so I looked at using a cheap retro portable record player. I was able to buy this one on the High Street for only £20!
After two long weeks a parcel arrived from India. By getting it shipped to UK via IndiaPost I managed to avoid being charged any import duty. The kit was well packed in a plastic box.
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