Amateur Radio Kits

This list of manufacturers and suppliers of amateur radio kits does not pretend to "ever" be complete!

I consider the following as worthy of mention, and worthy of the time you will devote to building them.

High-End Kits

Please note that I do not receive any money, advantages or compensation of any kind from the sources listed hereafter.

I make no claim as to the quality and usability of the products mentioned here. However, these manufacturers are well regarded by the amateur radio QRP community. As always, exercise due diligence before buying

P.O. Box 69, Aptos, CA 95001-0069 USA

Main Products:

  • Elecraft K3 HF/6m, 100W All-Mode Transceiver. Factory Assembled or Modular, No-Soldering Kit
  • K2 and K2/100 - Classic All HF Band CW/SSB Transceiver Kits
  • They also have other kits to offer.

The DZ Company, LLC
710 Grove Ct., Loveland, CO 80537 USA Phone: 1-877-HAM-SHACK (1-877-426-7422) or 970-667-2254 (local for northern Colorado)

The "Sienna" HF Receiver/Transceiver Kit is modular. This XCVR kit offers features not found on any other XCVR kit or even commercially built units. IMHO, definitely worth looking into. They also offer the "Sedona" Station Accessory/SDR Kit.

Genesis Radio
PO BOX 900 Spit Junction NSW 2088 AUSTRALIA

Home of professionally designed QRP SDR transceivers.

  • GENESIS G40: 40m All-mode 5W SDR Radio Transceiver KIT
  • GENESIS G3020: 30m+20m dual band all-mode 5W SDR XCVR KIT

The video demos by young Josh, VK2FJDX, are a pure delight! (The video dates back to October 2009. Josh is older now! ;)


Other Noteworthy
Amateur Radio Kits

Below is a list of manufacturers and suppliers of QRP radio kits that I find to be worthy of note. Even if some are somewhat sophisticated projects, most are small, easy to assemble QRP (low power transmitter output) kits.

The following resources are presented in no particular order, although the more "complex" ones (IMHO) tend to "percolate" to the top.

QRP Labs

They offer the QMX multi-band multi-mode transceiver a feature-packed, high performance, 5-BAND 5W, CW and Digi-modes transceiver kit - as well as the QDX Digital Transceiver 5 or 6 band 5W Digi-modes transceiver kit - the QCX Mini and the QCX+ 5W CW transceiver kit.

QRP Labs are considered, by the ham radio kit builder community, as among top of the line kit manufacturers. Definitely worth looking into.

HF Signals
HF Signals Electronics Pvt. Ltd
Hyderabad, India

The new µBITX v6 is a general coverage, 3-30 MHz, (up to) 10 watts HF SSB/CW transceiver kit. It features digital tuning (touch screen), dual VFOs, RIT, CW Keyer and more. This kit requires NO soldering. The full kit includes a microphone, a cabinet and all the parts required to make the transceiver ready to use. An exceptional value for the price. Users meet in an active forum at They also offer the BITX40, a 40 meter monobander.

TenTec - A Dishtronix Company
PO BOX 6842, Sevierville, TN  37864

  • 80 Meter QRP CW Transceiver Kit – Model 1380.

TAPR Tucson Amateur Packet Radio Corp
PO BOX 852754, Richardson, TX 75085-2754 USA Phone: 972-671-TAPR (8277)

Amateur radio kits for the more technically inclined among us. Quoting from their Web site "TAPR and the HPSDR group are working together to bring an open SDR platform to Amateur Radio".

Huntington Postal Outlet. P.O.BOX 30028, 2355 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, ONTARIO M1T 0A1 CANADA

Youkits offers the DIGITAL 40 m QRP transceiver kit and the MT1 QRP manual tuner with SWR and PWR meter Kit.

The Four State QRP Group Amateur Radio Kits
PO Box 478, Waldport, OR 97394

This group of "relaxed" QRP enthusiasts offers a selection of "must have" QRP kits. They are very well engineered and designed. Most of all, they are easy to assemble, even for newbies! I find their love for QRP contagious:;-)

Pacific Antenna
PO Box 10301, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Quality XCVR, RCVR and accessories kits for the QRP enthusiast.

Fox Delta
Dinesh Gajjar, C/ F. DZIURDA, K7SFN, 225 W COYOTE DR, CARSON CITY, NV 89704 U.S.A. Phone: 775-996-0575

A unique source of amateur radio projects and kits. How unique? All project designs and info. are free of any copyright for amateur/ham radio!

JUMA Amateur Radio Kits
Kaupinmaenpolku 9, 00440 Helsinki Finland

  • JUMA RX1 HF receiver kit
  • JUMA TX1 CW transmitter kit
  • JUMA TRX1 HF transceiver kit
  • JUMA TRX2 HF transceiver Two Band kit
  • JUMA TRX2-AU All Band upgrade kit
  • JUMA TRX2A HF transceiver All Band kit
  • JUMA PA100 100 W Linear Amplifier kit
  • and more...

For still more QRP radio kits, click here.

If you do not feel you have the required skills to solder electronic parts (when required) here is a very good and abundantly illustrated soldering tutorial.


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