For a great inexpensive SSB QRP kit
check out the MKARS80, 80 m SSB, from the UK.http://www.radio-kits.co.uk/mkars80page.html
Yeah, 80m SSB QRP sounds like a tough pull, but
you will be pleasantly surprised. Look at what the
Retro-75 QRP AM guys are doing on 80m with 1.5
to 2 watts AM modulation.
For about $85-90 USD you get a terrific receiver,
6 watts out, an LCD Frequency Display
, and an
undrilled enclosure. That's a lot.
I men really, how many kit rigs in that
price class come with a frequency display?
It's a hell of a deal and all you
need is a DVM and a decent receiver to align it.
The assembly instructions are first rate and there is
a wonderful Yahoo Users Group who answer questions
really quickly, as does Steve Drury,the owner of the company.
I really, really like my QRPKITS.COM BITX 20,
20m SSB XCVR. I get good reception and 10-12 watts out.
BUT....I bought mine as a "Board and Parts Only" kit,
back when they first came out. Now they force
buy a nice but overpriced enclosure and a frequency
display whether you want to or not. I paid less than
half of what they are charging now for all that folderol.
But if you want a nice 10 watt monoband 20m SSB kit, the BITX20A is hard to beat, and 20m antennas bare small.
Oh yeah, there are THREE versions of the
BITX20 for sale on the Net (long story)Get Hendrick's at qrpkits.com.It's expensive, but you don't want to build a
kit with single sided PC board made in a bath
tub in India......I'm serious!
73, Ken AD6KA