All-band HF direct conversion transceiver QRPver DC-3001 Minion Mini

Started by Sparks, May 09, 2019, 09:29:03 pm

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Sparks

https://qrpver.com/transceivers/all-band-hf-direct-conversion-transceiver-qrpver-dc-3001-minion-mini.html

This $350 transceiver from Odessa in Ukraine looks very interesting and affordable to me.

• "This is a small-size 10 band short-wave QRP transceiver."
• "The transceiver has small dimensions of 100x103x30 mm. and a light weight of 430 grams. It will suit both for work on the field trip, on nature, at the dacha .... So for everyday work, at home."
[...]
• "Power supply voltage: 9-14.8V (Rated supply voltage 13.8V)".
• "Consumed current in the "RX" receiving mode and 25% loudness: ~ 120mA. At 100% loudness: up to  ~ 250mA."

-- They say nothing about batteries -- so what would be an optimal battery taking this set for hiking in the mountains?

Also, any comment, such as user experience, will be valuable to me.

Edit: Removed 'the' before Ukraine: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18233844

gil

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.

Gil.

Sparks

Quote from: gil on June 15, 2019, 04:07:12 pm
If the QSX kit wasn't coming out, presumably soon, I might have bought one already.


The thread about that one: http://radiopreppers.com/index.php?topic=1507.0
[... looks interesting - QRPlabs QSX all mode, all HF bands, 10 watts - $150 !!!!]

gil


Sparks


gil

Hi Sparks.

For me it is more current draw... Also the SDR is not a direct conversion receiver, so not as discreet... But that is not very important... The SDR might have better filtering and you can see the whole band at once on the screen... Tempting... It doesn't cost much more than the G1M I just had a look at...

Gil.