RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog

Go Back   The Forums > Amateur Radio > Amateur Radio Equipment

Amateur Radio Equipment - For general and technical discussion of Amateur Radio equipment such as transceivers, repeaters, controllers and receivers.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2012, 12:49 PM
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 8
Default QRP kit suggestions

Planning on getting one of the low cost QRP CW transceiver kits. Looking for suggestions on which one to buy. Not sure on the band or bands yet, however will probably be the 20 to 160 M area. Have you experience and/or knowledge of any? Which one do you use? Any pro or no on any of them? Suggestions?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2012, 7:05 AM
elk2370bruce's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 2,064

Here is a good rig that is fun to build. The K1 is available in either a 2 or 4 band model. I use mine mostly on 20 meters.

K1 Information
K C 2 P B J
Other useless license information.
List of my out-of-date radios.
Other data that nobody cares about.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2012, 5:26 PM
KE4NYV's Avatar
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenbackville, VA.
Posts: 1,004

The K1 is not LOW cost by any definition.

Check out the Small Wonder Labs Rockmite series. I have two of them:

Rockmite Homepage

Stay away from the kits. I have had two of their high dollar kits and neither were worth the time and trouble. Support for them rely on the forums to help you. They look nice, but normally require a lot of tweaking and usually mods to make them usable. Just not worth it. Both were impulse buys over the "wow factor". I even gave them the second chance after the first abysmal kit. Two more piles of junk on the bench "I wish I hadn't bought".
Jason - KE4NYV - DMR ID #3151176 (Portable) and #3151193 (Mobile)
Day - GE/Ericsson/MA-Com/Harris EDACS RF Tech at the NASA WFF
Night - Owner/Engineer/Assembler/Janitor at RPC Electronics, LLC
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions