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Offline W5WIL

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2015, 02:13:51 UTC »
Hi,
Well I had been using an IC-703 for home and an LNR MTR for trips outside. For the 3rd time in 2 years I blew up the 703. First two times was antenna problems and now I think I reversed red to black power connectors - smoke and smell. It sucks to get old. Anyway, 703 off for repair again and down to just MTR rig for a couple months. I got 3.7v AA LiIon batteries in a box thru 3.5mm power connector - hard to hook backwards.

I like making wire antennas and testing during lunch hour in the park (efhw, dipole, ocf, random wire, etc).

Field Day with the MTR only should be interesting.

72, Dennis W5WIL

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2015, 08:48:29 UTC »
I use a FT817ND for QRP.


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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2015, 09:50:51 UTC »
A tip, always use Anderson power pole 30A, red and black for power and blue for antennas. Foolsafe ;-)
Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2015, 02:18:08 UTC »
Had a little smoke here today too. Lost a centre tapped12v transformer in my HB bench supply. Not sure why.
don

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2015, 07:47:28 UTC »
Hi all,
I've just upgraded from the FT-817nd to a beautiful red Elad FDM DUO (the 817 will remain as a spare qrp rig).
Worked a F4, IZ, as well as a M0/p on my first use from 5B land all at 0.3w that's qrp. This little SDR is without doubt the start of the future and it's got knobs, buttons and a display and at a lot less £'s of the KX3's price.
Looking forward to playing/p with a 7.5a 12v battery and my Transworld Traveller once our heat eases off somewhat....

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2015, 09:24:02 UTC »
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Hi, well I had been using an IC-703 for home and an LNR MTR for trips outside. For the 3rd time in 2 years I blew up the 703. First two times was antenna problems and now I think I reversed red to black power connectors - smoke and smell. It sucks to get old. Anyway, 703 off for repair again and down to just MTR rig for a couple months. I got 3.7v AA LiIon batteries in a box thru 3.5mm power connector - hard to hook backwards.

I like making wire antennas and testing during lunch hour in the park (efhw, dipole, ocf, random wire, etc).

Field Day with the MTR only should be interesting.

72, Dennis W5WIL

Reversing the polarity not good, :-\  use Anderson Power Pole connectors and the problem is over.  ^-^ Look at Ebay for good prizes.
Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2015, 23:27:35 UTC »
YV5IUA
That is a real neat mini paddle!
Don


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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2015, 17:16:48 UTC »
72 de Nicola

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2016, 23:46:49 UTC »
I'm currently enjoying using the MTR-03 for /p QRP. Doing some experimenting powering it with 18650 batteries - does anyone have any experience using them for radio?

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2016, 14:39:19 UTC »
I use for QRP my already existing transceiver FT-950, FT-897, TS-480SAT and portable FT-817.
Just last week participated with 5 watts QRP the PACC contest, with my FT-950!

72 Fred PA1FJ
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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2016, 17:02:16 UTC »
Meanwhile using an old Icom IC-735 with a 240 Hz CW filter for QRP. Rig was switched down to half power (internal switch on the mainboard) and modified that it can be used between 500 mW and 50 W in that half power range. In Full power range it works from 1 - 100 W but i don´t use this HP range.

This modification (down to 500 mW) i have done last week but now i can play a bit with QRPP too  ;D ;)

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Re: What are the rigs being used for QRP?
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2016, 23:19:42 UTC »
HW-8 !   Love QRP

KE9AJ