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New Case for the QRPLabs QCX CW Transceiver

The QCX transceiver was previously packaged in a standard plastic enclosure from Altronics.  The fit was good and the extra space allowed for a battery pack but metal is a better choice for RF. I was not satisfied with the … Continue reading

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The New 40m QRP Rig Lives!

The new 40m QRP rig is alive and kicking!  The radio is heavily based on KD1JV’s 80m SSB1  transceiver.  I ended up banding it for 40m and using an Si5351a VFO with a Nokia 5110 display.  It weighs 273 grams, … Continue reading

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Transceiver for Backpacking

I have been looking around for a compact SSB transceiver design to take on lightweight SOTA expeditions.  Something sized around 100mm x 100mm x30mm.  If the MST400 was a little smaller, it would be the clear choice, but the board … Continue reading

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