If you are building this kit from your own parts, some components will be harder to find than others.
These would be the IF cans, crystals, toroids, varicap tuning capacitor, mixer I.C's, and RF output transistor.
The IF cans have been discontinued for years and only new-old-stock are currently available. The crystals are available but Midway has to match them for exact frequency and are carefully selected for the crystal filter. The toroids can be purchased from Midway or from www.kitsandparts.com along with many of the other passive components. Keep in mind that there are some NPO or C0G temperature stable capacitors in the VCO section and you must use these otherwise you will have an unwanted drift in frequency. The varicap diode and output transistor isn't something you may have in your junk box.
Midway is trying its best to procure these parts from all over the world.
Currently Midway can provide these parts for the boards we sell. Pricing is as follows:
T1, 2, 3 $3.95 each
Set of 5 matched crystals $6.95 These are guaranteed to be within 20 hz of each other.
Varicap diode $1.95
2SC2078 RF output power transistor $3.95 (selected and tested)
Set of 5 toriods with wire $6.95 (specify band)
Set of 3 SA612 or SA602 $7.95 (tested)
Large and small front panel knobs as found on legacy units $3.95 for both.
If you just purchased a board and contact me in time we will include these special parts in the board shipment so there will be no added shipping charges. Otherwise shipping will be $7.25 for USPS priority 2-3 day shipping anywhere in the U.S..
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.