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gil:
http://qrp-labs.com/qcx.html

Impressive list of features! I have one on order for 80m.




* Easy to build, single-board design, 10 x 8cm, all controls are board-mounted
* Professional quality double-sided, through-hole plated, silk-screen printed PCB
* Choice of single band, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20 or 17m
* Approximately 3-5W CW output (depending on supply voltage)
* 7-16V recommended supply voltage
* Class E power amplifier, transistors run cool… even with no heatsinks
* 7-element Low Pass Filter ensures regulatory compliance
* CW envelope shaping to remove key clicks
* High performance receiver with at least 50dB of unwanted sideband cancellation
* 200Hz CW filter with no ringing
* Si5351A Synthesized VFO with rotary encoder tuning
* 16 x 2 blue backlight LCD screen
* Iambic keyer or straight key option included in the firmware
* Simple Digital Signal Processing assisted CW decoder, displayed real-time on-screen
* On-screen S-meter
* Full or semi QSK operation using fast solid-state transmit/receive switching
* Frequency presets, VFO A/B Split operation, RIT, configurable CW Offset
* Configurable sidetone frequency and volume
* Connectors: Power, 3.5mm keyer jack, 3.5mm stereo earphone jack, BNC RF output
* Onboard microswitch can be used as a simple straight Morse key
* Built-in test signal generator and alignment tools to complete simple set-up adjustments
* Built-in test equipment: voltmeter, RF power meter, frequency counter, signal generator
* Beacon mode, supporting automatic CW or WSPR operation
* GPS interface for reference frequency calibration and time-keeping (for WSPR beacon)
Better hurry on this one guys, there is a limited number available...

Gil.

cockpitbob:
NICE!  Thanks for posting that.  I just ordered one, also in 80M.  It was $55.30 shipped.  I don't know how they make any money with the prices they charge.  Shipping was cheap enough that I assume they are in the U.S., but I can't find where they are located.

This will be a nice fall project.  Naturally I'll design a 3-D printed box and make a few available for members here that have been around a while.


gil:
Awesome Bob. By the way I have made the Nescaf filter, and the video is set aside for when I won't have anything to post on Youtube. The only issue with this new kit is having to cut a rectangle window in an aluminum case... Oh well... Other than that it's great!

Looks like I have serial #254.

Gil.

Sparks:

--- Quote from: cockpitbob on August 21, 2017, 09:34:42 AM ---… I assume they are in the U.S., but I can't find where they are located.
--- End quote ---

I also wondered about that. This is what I found out. The owner of QRP Labs is a British ham:

G0UPL Hans Summers. — Email: hans.summers@gmail.com

Check Podcast Episode #125 here:


--- Quote from: www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/g0upl ---As a 2009 QRP ARCI Hall of Fame inductee - Hans Summers, G0UPL, is an electronic experimenter and amateur radio innovator extraordinaire. Hans pays careful attention to compact and minimal parts count to achieve the design goals of his homebrew projects. Hans is the owner of QRP Labs joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in a conversation about QRSS slow data transmissions, high altitude balloon transmitters, and shares his ham radio and electronic builder story.
--- End quote ---

Websites:
http://www.hanssummers.com/home.html
https://www.qrp-labs.com/
https://shop.qrp-labs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/QRPlabs/
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/QRPLabs/info

Edit: I removed his complete home address, found on QRZ.com. All other information is publicly available.

cockpitbob:
Gil, I can't wait to hear what you think of the filter.  I built my filter and Pico-Keyer and but haven't quite finished the box to put them in, so I haven't tried the filter yet.

Sparks, thanks for the background on qrp-labs.com.  I got the sense they were from across the big pond, which makes the low shipping cost impressive.

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