Mainly for my own interest, which radio do you use for SOTA HF activations. You can click as many as you use.
- Other Elecraft
- QCX (any model)
- “Altoids” type home brew
- KD1JV Kit (any model)
My “Other” section entry is for either my Xiegu X108G or my XIEGU G90. There are a couple of us with these rigs (and the 20 watts does seem to make a difference).
I thought I had an “Other” section as well as “Other Elecraft”… let’s see if I can find where that option went.
EDIT It’s moved after people voted for it. D’Oh!
The OTHERs would be interesting…
My other is the EGV+ or DB4020, both kit radio’s from EA3GCY, build and operate yourself, double fun !!
If there are enough Other votes I’ll arrange a further breakdown of that section.
It would also be interesting to see what proportion use the 817 bare or with an amp.
Since it’s over 20% it’s probably worth splitting
Or just add “Amp” to the list and let people tick it as well as their rig
OTHER: Xiegu x5105 and/or Xiegu G90, depending on the length of the hike.
My “Other” is a Venus Information Technology 3 band cw radio: SW-3B.
How do you like the SW-3B? Not that I need another QRP portable CW radio, but I am somewhat interested in that one.
My other is also a XIEGU X5105.
73 Thomas dc5ly
I’m on the summit with my “corona-project” from time to time…
I’d be interested to know if someone is using simple, homemade equipment.
TRX that contain less than 100 components (mechanical parts excluded).
Hi Gus! I think the SW-3B is good value, though I’ve only used it for a few activations.
Pros: small & light, price, 5-7 W on 20/30/40
Cons: clumsy interface for changing WPM, limited keyer memory (CQ DE Callsign)
Perhaps I’ll be able to check yours out one of these days. I almost bought one, but between my KX3, KX2, two KX1s and K1, I feel like another QRP radio would be overkill (but the price on the SW-3B was so tempting!).
Gus, I think we might need to stage a QRP radio Intervention
My wife would probably appreciate that…At the moment, I’m trying to figure out how to get a super cheap K-1 that is for sale in Baltimore out here to San Diego LOL!
My other, although not that often, is FT450D. Sometimes having 100 Watts available just feels right