Explore weak wireless signals from miles around!
The 49 MHz consumer wireless band is teaming with signals from baby monitors, cordless phones, walkie-talkies, remote control boxes, wireless intercoms, and much more. If you ever wanted to explore this especially-active portion of the radio spectrum, our VEC-1016K kit is for you. The VEC-1016K 49 MHz Wireless Band Monitor Receiver makes a great add-on baby monitor or test receiver. With the addition of an outdoor antenna, it pulls in weak wireless signals for miles around -- just like the best commercial scanner and monitor receivers!
Building the VEC-1016K provides excellent hands-on electronics experience. Detailed step-by-step assembly instructions guide you through each stage of construction. Clearly presented alignment procedures ensure top performance without need for expensive test equipment. Convenient electronic tuning covers just the 49-MHz band, with no need to enter long strings of microprocessor commands to get the coverage you want. Once tuned to an active channel, your radios "tail free" squelch mutes background noise between transmissions. The VEC-1016K consumes minimal energy and runs for many hours from its self-contained 9-volt flat-pack, alkaline battery. Plug in an 8-Ohm speaker or use headphones for loud-and-clear reception. All circuitry is self-contained on a rugged 3 x 3.2 inch pc board.
Skill Level: Intermediate Requires more involved construction, you may use some test gear for final adjustment or tuning.
You can also purchase the VEC-1000KC metal cabinet for your VEC-1016K Kit.
Note: This is merely the kit. If you would like to purchase a case for your electronic kit as well, you will need to purchase it separately.