Installation

While at first glance it may not seem apparent how to mount the Ham It Up converter in the enclosure, but it is actually quite simple. Here’s what you do 🙂

  1. Pre mount the standoffs on to the converter board by placing the longer standoffs through the bottom of the mounting holes provided on the board. The threaded part of the standoff should be facing up on the component side of the circuit board.
  2. There should be two brass nuts included in the hardware pack. Screw these on to the threads on top of  the standoffs that should be poking through the component side of the circuit board. Tighten the nuts.
  3. There should be two shorter screws in the hardware pack. Slide the converter inside the case and align the standoffs with the pre-drilled holes in the bottom of the case. Use the two short screws to attach the standoffs to the bottom of the case.
  4. Slide the two end pieces over the appropriate connectors on the front and back panel of the case. Attach these with the included screws.
  5. Your Done!

Installation Notes

The cases were installed with both the original Ham It Up converter and the newer 1.2 version of the board.

  1. While the enclosure is primarily designed for the 1.2 Ham It Up HF converter board, it will work with the original board. The enclosure was designed to accommodate the larger USB port on the 1.2 board. Since the original Ham It Up circuit board uses a micro USB port, there will a good bit of empty space around the USB port cutout. You can still attach the micro USB power cable easily unless you happen to have a cable that has an unusually thick shell surrounding the micro USB port.
Back View
Enclosures Front View with Converter Board Installed
Version 1.2 board installed in silver case and original board installed in blue case.
Version 1.2 board installed in silver case and original board installed in blue case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top View
Top View
Ham It Up and RTL Dongle Ready to Go!
Ham It Up and RTL Dongle Ready to Go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Converter Case Parts
Converter Case Parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Note

NooElec’s current inventory of Ham It Up converter enclosures have a manufacturer’s error where the labeling regarding the Bypass switch setting is reversed. NooElec informs us they should have the corrected versions soon. This information is also reflected on NooElec’s Amazon ad. However, if you want to go ahead and get one, NooElec is selling the enclosures  for $5 less than the retail price. This is reflected in the current Amazon price.

5 thoughts on “NooElec Aluminum Extruded Case for the Ham It Up HF Converter”
  1. I was disappointed in one aspect of the extruded aluminum case.
    The USB port, is in the corner, and the end (cover) plate screw is to long in that location. The screw bottoms out against the corner of USB jack, before tightening up againts the end cover.
    I managed to shorten the length of one screw, but even with considerable experience is cutting down small screws, it is difficult with those very fine pitch threads on the very small screws.
    Rod J

  2. Thank you! Very straightforward, and exactly as I expected. Just wanted to be sure I was installing the board properly, and couldn’t find instruction anywhere. This was a big help, and much appreciated!

    I will note, the silver enclosure does not house the new v1.3 board correctly. Or mine doesn’t, anyway. I believe this is due to NooElec replacing the old straight RF port with a new right-angled one. The end cap for that side doesn’t completely make contact with the enclosure, as the nut on the RF port sticks out just a bit. There’s just a tiny gap, and the screws seated pretty well, so not a huge concern, but wanted to point that out!

    1. 2017 – Installation addition

      For both the RF (input) and IF (output) connectors there is a nut and lockwasher that should go on the outside of the end panels, so unscrew the nut and lockwasher and remove, mount end plates, then add the lockwasher and nut. Also suggest finger tighten standoffs and screws to get everything aligned before tightening down.

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