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Author Topic: QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit  (Read 14318 times)
WD3N
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 12:49:47 PM »

Last update was 552 ,but it does not get updated over the weekend .
you are gettig close.
73
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W3TTT
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2017, 03:24:51 PM »

Order ID: 11706
Date Ordered: 23/08/2017

Your order has been updated to the following status:
Shipped

Whoopie!
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N4IAG
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 07:09:58 AM »

Just to follow up on my original post, I received and built my 40m kit. I've had some time to play with it and make contacts, and have to say I'm very pleased. It's a fun radio!

The assembly instructions may be the best I've ever seen, for anything! It took me several 2-3 hour sessions to complete. The only problem I had was at power-up, I had to switch the power on & off twice for it to come alive. This was fixed by replacing L6 with a 47uH inductor - new kits now have this included. The paddle jack didn't work with a straight key or external keyer mono plug, so I added a jack for that.

The receiver is very sensitive and the audio is loud, almost too loud. I can hear strong signals by barely turning the volume. On transmit I'm getting 3.5 watts out with a 12v supply. The frequency readout was only 200 Hz different than my IC-7300 - I then zero beat it by changing a menu number.

So many bells & whistles in a $49 radio is amazing IMO.

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 06:50:51 AM »

An amazing rig, its features would cost 10 to 100 times this when you factor in signal generator etc. The RX is on a par with my big rig. The 200 Hz filter is excellent, no ringing. Full QSK, a pleasure and great fun to use.

On 30m CW already 4W, DU9, JA, S5 Europe (via long path), and N7XM, with 3W output from the voltage I'm using.

On WSPR night short path to Europe many stations hear me, and in the afternoon long path. Even the on-board CW key is fun to use. Have yet to put it in a case, that will be the next fun.
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Long Live Real Human CW and wishing you many happy CW QSO - 77 - CW Forever

Support CW and join CW clubs. QTT: FIST#1124, HSC#1437, UFT#728, RCWC#982, SKCC#15007, CWOPS#1714, 30CW#1,
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 02:53:05 AM »

Review of QRPLabs QCX kit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0BkDoVcaQ4
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Long Live Real Human CW and wishing you many happy CW QSO - 77 - CW Forever

Support CW and join CW clubs. QTT: FIST#1124, HSC#1437, UFT#728, RCWC#982, SKCC#15007, CWOPS#1714, 30CW#1,
N0YXB
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 06:55:15 AM »

Awesome video. I must order one of these.
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