The Himite is an upper HF band version of the Rockmite, with designed in modifications to improve
the original Rockmite efficeincy, it is my current project to evaluate the difference between 15M,
and 20M QRP operation, before continuing with the Norcal Sierra project. The basic Rockmite design
has been kept, but the designer has added TUNE, and RIT controls to aid tunning in stations around
the 15M QRP calling frequency. Dave has also attempted to improve the RF characteristics, leaving
some room for modifications by the user.
Above: The 15M Himite ready for assembly (March, 09, 2007).
Above: The 15M Himite assembled, ready for connectors, controls, IC Chips, and modifications (March, 16, 2007).
ABOVE: The 15M Himite assembled with connectors, and controls, tested with modification's for 9V battery, and volume control. The encolsure will be fabricated from a commercially available plastic enclosure.(June 16, 2007)
15M Himite from above
15M Himite at operating position with computer mouse as iambic key
Below is a schematic of my modified version of Dave Bensons(K1SWL) Himite for 15M. The schematic is self explanatory.