Welcoming first year EE students with the PIXIE 2

imageAt TU Wien, all first year EE students take the introductory course „EE?“ with lab tours in small groups through several institutes of the faculty. This year, Günther (OE1UBU) suggested to doodle around with the cute and tiny Pixie 2 transceiver for 7,023-7,026 MHz. So we got hold of a couple of do-it-yourself kits for two groups of EE students. It’s just two bipolar transistors and the famous LM386 integrated circuit for audio amplification. If only we all were proficient in Morse telegraphy