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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Affordable QRP Transceivers For Ham Radio Operator

Some people prefer to operate QRP (low power) to save energy. Some will choose to bring their QRP transceivers during their holiday or portable operation. When the band is good, sun's activity are supporting for QRP operation, a watts or less or more than enough to make and maintain communication especially on CW (morse code).

Homebrewer who likes CW will contribute and spend their time building and brewing small and compact CW transceivers. Some will sell them online.

There are many QRP CW transceivers, some of them offers SSB too. A high end QRP transceivers will have good roofing filters, DSP control plus built in antenna tuning unit. Price may vary from 100 bucks and more.

Bringing QRP transceivers during holiday is good to those who wants to keep on communicate with their ham friends or listening to their favourite shortwave broadcast.

Here are the list of websites which offers affordable QRP transceivers for amateur radio operator

  1. http://www.ohr.com/ohr100a.htm
  2. http://www.qrpkits.com/index.html
  3. http://smallwonderlabs.com/Rockmite.htm
  4. http://www.nikkemedia.fi/juma-trx2/
  5. http://www.tentec.com/products/Argonaut-VI-QRP-1%252d10-Watt-Transceiver.html
  6. http://www.tentec.com/products/HB1B-Four-Band-CW-QRP-Transceiver-%252d-80%252d40%252d30%252d20-Meters.html
  7. http://www.youkits.com/
  8. http://www.ebay.com/bhp/qrp-transceiver
  9. http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/22
  10. http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-9240
  11. http://www.ozqrp.com/
  12. http://www.lnrprecision.com/transceivers/
  13. http://www.norcalqrp.org/nc2n2xx.htm
  14. http://www.qrpproject.de/UK/mosquita.htm
  15. http://www.kightradio.com/Chinese-X1M-QRP-HF-SSB-CW-Transceiver_p_305.html
  16. http://www.elecraft.com/k2_page.htm
  17. http://www.elecraft.com/k1_page.htm
  18. http://www.elecraft.com/KX1/KX1.htm
  19. http://www.smallwonderlabs.com/swl_swp.htm
  20. http://www.kangaus.com/uqrp_tx.htm
  21. http://www.fix.net/~jparker/wilderness/sst.htm
  22. http://www.fix.net/~jparker/wilderness/nc40a.htm
  23. http://www.fix.net/~jparker/wilderness/sierra.htm
  24. http://qrpproject.de/UK/bodan_six1.htm
  25. http://qrpproject.de/UK/tramp_8.htm
  26. http://qrpproject.de/UK/Speaky2.htm
  27. http://qrpproject.de/UK/sparrow.htm
  28. http://qrpproject.de/UK/missmosquita.htm
  29. http://www.qrpproject.de/UK/Blue-Cool-Radio.html
  30. http://www.nikkemedia.fi/juma-trx1/
  31. http://www.kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php
  32. http://py2ohh.w2c.com.br/trx.htm
  33. http://www.amqrp.org/kits/kits.html
  34. http://www.breadboardradio.com/breadboardradio/Products.html
  35. http://emtech.steadynet.com/nw.shtml
  36. http://kd1jv.qrpradio.com/
  37. http://www.radio-kits.co.uk/

To those who have many will choose high end QRP transceivers such as famous Yaesu FT817ND with LDG and of course, a BuddyPole antenna. There are not many afford to buy high precision made transceiver such as Elecraft or Tentec.

QRP operation and NVIS operation will perfectly match for emergency communication. Remember, the lower your antenna, the higher take of angle and vice versa. Lower take of angle for chasing DX, higher take of angle for better local communication. Enjoy your hobby!

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