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Offline VA4SR

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QRP Xcvrs
« on: February 24, 2018, 03:19:57 UTC »
It has been many years since I looked at dedicated QRP rigs.  I was favourably impressed by the reading i did on this thread:

http://www.qrpclub.org/qrp/index.php?topic=245.0

I made a list of the rigs found there in order to help me work through them on-by-one:

ATS-3B
Bitx20
Elad FDM Duo
Elecraft K1
Elecraft T1
FT-817ND
Heathkit HW-7
Heathkit HW-8
KX3
Kenwood TS120V
Kenwood TR-751E
LNR Mantiz fx2
LNR MTN
MFJ Cub
Rockmite20
Shiizu Denshi SS-105S
Ten-Tec Argosy
TS 130V
X1M Pro Platimum
Youkit H1- B1
Youkit HB-1B
VS1AA
Yv5IUA

...perhaps I missed some?

If there are other QRP rigs not listed then you may add them so that I can fill out my list.

Thanks for all your help!  Perhaps others may benefit as well...

73

Craig
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Re: QRP Xcvrs
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 19:46:37 UTC »
Hello Craig,

Yes you can add the Elecraft, the new KX2 2016/2017,  and since 2012 the KX3 which is more popular, and with more features.

Also the Icom IC-703 + 0 thru 10 watts out  (discontinued) but sometimes avalaible on EBAY or some flea markets.

The plus model has 6 meters along with HF, and it is the second version. It has a built-in antenna tuner exactly the same as the one in the elecraft it is a 10:1.

Here I<m using the FT-817ND and the Icom IC-703 Plus for nearly 10 years now. plus the Elecraft KX3 which belong to my XYL VE2RH, who like to pound the brass (CW)

We loved both 3 of them, and have lot of fun operating portable and at home as well.

Let us know of your choice, it is not easy, and it needs a good study and comparaisons before buying.

72 Michel VE2TH



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Re: QRP Xcvrs
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 17:34:47 UTC »
Michel,

Thank you for the additions to my list!  it's a lot to work through but I enjoy doing so...

ATS-3B
Bitx20
Elad FDM Duo
Elecraft K1
Elecraft KX2
Elecraft KX3
Elecraft T1
FT-817ND
Heathkit HW-7
Heathkit HW-8
Icom IC-703
Kenwood TS120V
Kenwood TR-751E
LNR Mantiz fx2
LNR MTN
MFJ Cub
Rockmite20
Shiizu Denshi SS-105S
Ten-Tec Argosy
TS 130V
X1M Pro Platimum
Yaesu FT-817ND
Youkit H1- B1
Youkit HB-1B
VS1AA
Yv5IUA

73

Craig
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Re: QRP Xcvrs
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 05:56:31 UTC »
...I decided to start with the uBITX (http://www.hfsignals.com)...a build that's not a real build...an assembly let's say...but intriguing...

...and I believe that soon I will go with the LNR LD-11

...and start working through some other kits...whittling them down

...also it makes a lot more sense to me to start with the cw qrp rigs and add this amp - (https://www.wimo.com/amplifier-hf-transistor_e.html#HLA150-PLUS) than to buy a full power rig  which already has too many accessories and have to dial it down...

...seems like a thoroughly European thing to do, hey?

;)

...any thoughts or comments?

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Re: QRP Xcvrs
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2022, 02:14:41 UTC »
you forgot mkars80 transceiver
Also A&A engineering had a 40,20 and 30 meter model CW only and puts out about 4 watts.
me40,
pixie,
argonaut 509
49er

just some i remember

73
David
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Re: QRP Xcvrs
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2022, 17:56:54 UTC »
Don't forget the Elecraft K2(10W) transceiver. That is my principal rig these days. Except when I run  the IC-7200 at 5 watts. I had a TS-120V and 130V ten-watter radios. Lovely rigs now gone.
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick