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Posted: 04 October 2013 at 7:34am | IP Logged Quote MalcolmD

Hello

I am new here and things seem very quiet.
In hopes that someone is still watching ?Radio Tech.
I see very little mention of Veronica/Aareff transmitters on the forum.
Are their 1W units (boards or cased) any good and are they still trading.
I sent them a message but they have not replied yet.

They appear to be non-SMT so more serviceable.
Any advice appreciated or suggestions under NZ$500.

Thanks
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Posted: 05 October 2013 at 5:14pm | IP Logged Quote MalcolmD

An Update

After extensive Googling I have discovered that Aareff is the new name for Veronica.They appear to be no longer based in the UK.
It is uncertain if they are still trading as their website is active but they don't respond to queries.
Not a good basis to make an online purchase.
NRG kits was the name used by the original designer Stephen Moss after an acrimonious split with his former partner.
Since his death a few years ago NRG kits had changed owners and has since ceased trading.
It appears that both organizations were selling the same kits.

I have not had any reliable advice to the contrary but they seem to have enjoyed a good reputation. They are built with discrete components on single sided PCB's and hence easy to construct and service.

The good news is I have just discovered that a website called NRG kits has opened in New Zealand to sell the same products as the original NRG kits as of October 2013.
http://www.nrgkits.co.nz/
They are selling bare PCB's, full kits and assembled kits.
I intend to purchase as soon as they advise they have stock.

Hopefully this will help those who wish to procure a reasonably priced transmitter that can be self built and serviced. (Not SMT)

For those that want to access the old NRG Workshop technical advice look here

Malcolm

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Posted: 19 October 2013 at 5:48pm | IP Logged Quote MalcolmD

I see no-one is contributing to the forum but quite a few seem to be reading it.

An update on Aareff/Veronica.
After 3 weeks and two inquiries to their web site I have not had a reply other than an automated acknowledgement.
I think it is safe to say that even if they are still trading they are not worth the risk.

I have discovered another NZ company called Tennatron in Motueka also selling a 0.4 - 2W transmitter on Trade Me.
An FMS2 mono package with antenna is $999 for those who want a ready built system. I do not know what technology it uses or anything about it other than it says it is NZ built.

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Posted: 11 March 2014 at 1:58pm | IP Logged Quote RadioTech

Tennatron sell very good equipment and they also build good quality antennae.
From what I know of NRG UK, they never resurfaced after being sold out to a new owner.
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Posted: 19 March 2014 at 8:12pm | IP Logged Quote humpower

just have no idea, hope someone can help you.

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