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Antennas / Portable Antenna
« Last post by PuJo on June 29, 2019, 06:22:40 PM »
I tried the 9:1 UnUn with a random wire for field day.
While I made a dozen or so contacts, I was hoping for a little bit better.
I recently purchased the buddipole but haven't used it yet.
JHere is a 20second video of my field day. Look at the location and let me know if you guys think a buddipole would work better.
I was doing FT8 at the time of this video.
When will QSX be available?
We don't have an exact date, it depends how long it takes to finish all the above features and manufacture it etc. *Hopefully* something like November 2018, but this could change. Any updates will be published on this page.

Update 25-Jan-2019:
Development continues, progress is being made but there are a lot of details to take care of. Still no update on projected completion dates yet.

Update 05-Nov-2018:
We have some delays due to poor health, see - recovering nicely now so will make more progress soon and update on this page.

Regarding the last link in there ó I wish Hans Summers the very best health recovery!
If the QSX kit wasn't coming out, presumably soon, I might have bought one already.

The thread about that one:
[Ö looks interesting - QRPlabs QSX all mode, all HF bands, 10 watts - $150 !!!!]
Military Radios / Re: Clansman Battery Refurbishing with LIPO.
« Last post by gil on June 18, 2019, 03:04:57 PM »
I'd say no, you really need a 7S...

General Discussion / Re: New OP Checking in
« Last post by gil on June 18, 2019, 03:04:09 PM »
Same here with the K1, awesome radios! I was so stupid to sell my K2!

General Discussion / Re: New OP Checking in
« Last post by bkmoore on June 17, 2019, 10:58:15 PM »
I finally got my Elecraft K2 on the air. :) Long story short, I bought it pre-assembled / used back in March, but when I tried it out I only got static. The radio is in mint condition, so Iím not sure if the original builder/seller ever got it working.... For a while was stumped, and regretted purchasing it. So I concentrated on getting on the air and making QSOs with the QCX transceiver I assembled.

My Elmer, Ken, took the radio into his shop and correctly diagnosed and repaired all the problems. He used calibrated test equipment to get the radio correctly aligned. All I can say is WOW. Itís so quiet and can pull out the weakest signals from the background noise. Ken showed me the K2 alongside some of his high-end rigs, and the K2 was just as quiet and had just as clear of a signal. The K2s a pleasure to just leave on and listen to. Although I still really enjoy the QCX, going from the QCX to the K2 is a bit like going from a 2-stroke moped to a Rolls Royce, at least in terms of noise.
Military Radios / Re: Clansman Battery Refurbishing with LIPO.
« Last post by m14expert on June 17, 2019, 06:58:37 PM »

Here is the battery I picked up from  I had to buy the buy the battery tester / voltage alarm off

Got any good ideas on how to hook this up to either a 320 or351?  Is 22.8 volts enough to power the radio?

Thanks as always in advance

Bill Palmer
Hello. I have been thinking about buying one... I heard there is a slight harmonics problem but aside from that they are great. I would use three 18650 cells, or four if it can take the extra voltage... If the QSX kit wasn't coming out, presumably soon, I might have bought one already.

Antennas / Rowland Ring
« Last post by rfid on June 01, 2019, 09:23:55 AM »
In UK there are huge restrictions. I rent a flat(apartment) and have no access to the roof or land, only to small balcony... I have recently stumbled on a YouTube video( where author loads up a guard rail! Now the question is: can i load up steel framework of "my" balcony? The catch is that it welded together and to the re-bar of the building, witch is grounded....
Any experience to share?
Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / Ctx-10 vs. KX-2?
« Last post by Sig Man on May 30, 2019, 07:48:43 AM »
I`m looking at getting me a new portable radio, for both cw and ssb, and maybe digi.
The transceiver should be lightweight, internal atu, intrnal batteries and cover at least 20-80m bands.
I`ve got a kx3 and a kx1 (with atu and 30/80 module), the kx3 is to bulky and the kx1 is missing the ssb.. I really like the simplicity of the kx1, I like stuff that works without having to digg into a menu.

+size and weight
+many users
-pain in the b... to recharge the batteries without ac-power

+internal charger
+accepts 5-20 vdc
+looks more rugged
-few users
-a non ham companu
-size and weight
-fewer options in the menu

What is our thoughts of these to transceivers?
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