Novice Class transmitter kit from 1970ís, AA-peli
In the 1970ís in Finland novice class power was limited to 15W and a transmitter had to be XTAL controlled.† 80, 40 and 15m CW were the only allowed bands on HF.
At that time I designed this small transmitter which was then sold as a kit.† The business was organized by OH1AA club and the project gave a nice boost to the economy of the club. AA comes from OH1AA and peli stands for rig. Aapeli is also a mans name in Finland.
About 200 of these TX were built and they are circulating on the second hand market. Many people have asked schematics of the rig. Therefore I put it here.