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Author Topic: Dedicated 20m PSK transceiver?  (Read 3692 times)
KD8PGB
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« on: October 17, 2012, 02:42:48 AM »


I have been looking high and low for a small, portable dedicated 20m PSK radio. I have seen the SWL PSK-20, which looks great but is not easy to find now that it is out of production, is there any other similar product out there that is dirt simple crystal locked to 14.070 ?

I have psk31 on my iphone, have an interface for it, and am dying to try a truly portable PSK31 dedicated transceiver.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 10:30:20 AM »

Might see if this is up your alley:

http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com/PSKV2/PSKV2.htm

Good luck!

73, W0GLB
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 02:12:19 AM »

Might see if this is up your alley:

http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com/PSKV2/PSKV2.htm

Good luck!

73, W0GLB

Thanks,
I did see that radio, and it looks perfect, except it is light years past my capabilities of building, my eyesight is not that great and my hands not that steady to assemble something that complex, I was looking for something pre-assembled if possible...
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 07:25:52 AM »

The SWL PSK-20 is a great little QRP unit, I got the kit when it first came out
and worked the world on 2W with a simple zipcord cable dipole.
I have posted a review in eHam, it should still be there :-)
Now it's gathering dust on a shelf in my continent-side shack...
Unfortunately, ever since portable units like FT-718 came out, there was no
real interest for units like the SPK-20...
An alternative could be a MFJ-9440 which will work PSK with the proper cables
and computer interface, but the size may not be as portable as the PSK-20.

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VE3/SV1ENS - Demetre
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 06:05:27 PM »

The MFJ-9440 **may** not be stable enough for PSK31 operation.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 09:12:33 PM »

Whatever you do...DO NOT go with the
"DigiFun" QRP PSK transceiver kit from the
DL-QRP Group.
Overpriced (209 Euros), crappy
manual, missing parts, difficult to get to work.
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