I bought a Grundig G3 and I think it will be fine for what I want to do. I need to build a filter as I live within a mile of a radio station but otherwise I am able to copy cw fine and it seem to be as selective as the Yeasu 817 I had. I had a Johnson 2 and a Hallicrafters sx101 both needed recapped and was to much for me. I had a Novice license in 1955 and was rockbound then and thats the kind of fun I am looking for Plus experimenting with small transmitters and antennas. Thanks for all your help.
Thanks, that was the information I was looking for, I am retired and on a fixed income so can't afford high quality receivers. I tried the boat anchor route but I was too much for me. The QRP cw sounds like the best for me and the small receivers have a few of the modern upgrades like PLL and shouldn't drift much so I think I'll be satisfied with this. The transceiver kits are locked to on frequency so if I want to just SWL or look for more activity I stuck with one of those kits.
Hello, I am just getting into QRP and wondering about using a portable receiver like the Grundig G3 for communications and experimenting with just the transmitters and antennas without having to try building a receiver. Seems like the receiver would be a good check to keep me on frequency. Anyone tried this with any success?
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