Saturday, December 12, 2015

New QRP Rig Project

This was a nice little 2 hour project.  It transmits in 20m, 30m, and 40m.  30m TX requires a jumper mod.   It has remarkable sensitivity.  The paddle (not part of the kit) is a Palm Mini Paddle semi permanently mounted to the side with double sided adhesive.  It is CW only and weighs 300 grams.  Audio is by headset only.  It has 10 memories.  The build instructions are not the greatest but if you are an experienced kit builder - no worries.  With a small lithium iron phosphate battery, the whole thing weighs in at about 2 lbs.  everything fits into my little bag including the headset.  I have gotten out into NM and Puerto Rico with it RF wise (no not physically silly).  My first contact was AG4T.  With an Alexloop - you can climb mountains with it and not carry more than 4 lbs antenna included.  Just lash the Alexloop to your hiking pole. The video shows both the audio and the RF out on the QRP wattmeter.

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