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Author Topic: If You Could Only Have One QRP Rig  (Read 67323 times)
WB0FDJ
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2013, 10:35:34 AM »

Wow this is like "Sophies Choice".   Cheesy

FWIW, it would be my IC-703+. Has all the modes, a decent built in tuner and 6 meters (great qrp band). And one of the best audio DSP implementations I've ever used.

Doc WB0FDJ
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N2DTS
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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2013, 11:32:13 AM »

I refuse to pick, I like them all.
I had an hw7 when they were new, a wilderness radio sierra, k1, two K2's, the Peaberry V2, all great rigs.
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« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2013, 09:30:18 AM »

I am so partial to the IC -703+ that I bought a 2nd used one.I would never rule out an Elecraft KX-3 or one of the Juma qrp rigs,either.....73.....Dennis W7KB.
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2013, 02:57:11 PM »

Hi

One FT817 for me please with CW filter and DSp (if that is not standard)
Already have a shack in the box with the FT857D, but if I have to choose one QRP rig , no doubt the FT817D.

HF 6 mtrs VHF UHF, a QRP shack in a box with a small size and prize.

I do not even know any of the other QRP rigs, but I wouldnt have to doubt a minute , It is the QRP brother of the FT857d and I am very happy with that for 10 yrs now as do it all Back-up rig for all and portable rig for all purpose.

Its like a Jeep or VW Beetle it does all you need in a car cheep and simple .
Do not have a Jeep but love my old beetle.

73 Jos
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N4OI
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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2013, 07:51:03 PM »

I refuse to pick, I like them all.
I had an hw7 when they were new, a wilderness radio sierra, k1, two K2's, the Peaberry V2, all great rigs.


Dave Benson's DSW rigs are the best, for sure…  Collected a couple of the DSW-II's as well as a Rockmite and the PSK-20 before the door of opportunity gently drifted shut.  But if I had to pick just on rig, it would have to be the K1…  a real four-band radio with built-in tuner that I could live with day-to-day.   

73 ES GOD BLESS U ES URS DE KEN N4OI   Grin
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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2013, 08:26:47 AM »

I have had the most fun with my Homebrew 3 watter and DC receiver on 80 meters. Perhaps not the best unit but I I like to tinker.
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W5VTC
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« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2013, 01:56:01 PM »

Opened up my Christmas present from the wife and was greeted with a X1M Pro. Fun little rig. I did the side tone adjustment on it and left the mic gain alone. I've received some very nice reports with it. I am very pleased. My wife really knows me.  Wink
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« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2013, 01:00:24 PM »

Well,
I would´nt say this rig is better than other. It depends on what kind of enjoyment you are loocking for. QRP is a very wide world. Take a look to my qrp channel, and perhaps it can help you, my friend:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ea5blp
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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2013, 06:36:54 AM »

My K3 with appropriate filters does just fine with the power turned down. Especially with a P3.

73, wx2s.
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WB4TJH
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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2014, 08:21:19 AM »

My K2 continues to  be the best qrp radio I have ever used and I see no advantage in anything else.
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N6PG
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« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2014, 09:33:48 AM »

ALL OF THEM!!!!

I don't want to separate from my KX-3, but it was rewarding to build the SW-20+.  I like having a radio I can repair on my own.  So.... as an absolute favorite, I'd like a radio I can repair and that is trail friendly.  I sold my HB1B, but I think I'll build the K-1.
Scott N6PG
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KF4LXB
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« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2014, 12:35:41 PM »

I just took delivery of an FT-817 and so far it seems like a pretty good buy for my needs. However, in 2012 I got a Weber Tri-bander from Hendricks and if I had to sell one of them the 817 would go. The tri-bander is a great radio, especially for my SOTA adventures, and there is great satisfaction in having built it myself. Are there better rigs on the market? Of course, but to use the lingo of the Marines, "This is my radio. There are many like it, but this one is mine."
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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2014, 05:33:59 PM »

There are many I like, but the K2 is my favorite. Everything incl. tuner and battery in one package. At home at home, and ready to go when I go.
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W4FID
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« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2014, 06:59:09 AM »

I love my IC-703. Has a good receiver. Does SSB, CW, and even PSK nicely. Simple to set up. Don't need the instruction book to use it. Has been a LOT of places and is 100% reliable. True -- it's not as battery efficient -- draws more than some of the analog rigs. So in the pure backpack lightweight kayak bicycle environment I would be less enthusiastic. But for overall fun, moderate cost, ease of use, features, and dependability while not the very top in any category it ranks high in all. So it's my choice. The OHR, Rock Mite, and MFJ rigs I had were OK and I enjoyed them -- but the 703 stayed with me while the others I tried over the years have moved on.
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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2014, 07:15:44 AM »

Such a tough one.  So many great radios, so little time (and money)!

If I were to pick a SINGLE-BAND unit, I'd go with the Mizuho MX-7S.

If I were to pick a MULTIBAND unit, I'd go with the FT-817ND.  (Been there, done that!)

John KB2HSH
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