I received a Lime SDR Type-A and Tetra A case to “protect” it. The case claims to be CNC made but does not resemble that type of quality at all. The holes for the sma connectors were way oversize and the provided connectors spun even though the case had flat spots.
Due to the instructions to tangle and fold the all identically sized pigtails causes the lime to fail the self test due to poor signal quality. I had -21 dbm fail on one of the last freq checks. (I have a somewhat related photo included of the WCDMA loop back test. Although there could be other causes for the two signal levels the case is very suspect
Even more disappointing is that the heat sink doesn’t actually touch the components. I’m pretty sure air gaps don’t transfer any heat. I kept adding more and more excessive amounts of the provide thermal compound and putting the top lid on and off but NONE TRANSFERRED until I really over did it!! I’m certain it will not stay. There is a huge gap and yes I don’t have pinched wires anywhere. This could probably be remedied with thermal pads.
The device as I received provided two functions. One trap heat. Two cause a lot of self interference.
I would avoid this very poorly made case!!
The finish had several marks and the metal on part of a heat sink had a big pit. I can add some pictures at a later time.
Does Crowd Supply do any quality control? They said they would look in to my concerns and offered a return. I suggested they should have never sold these.