: the Elecraft 160-10M 10W CW/SSB
transceiver (kit). I was one of the original
100 Field Testers. But I also
have several other QRP rigs. That is one of the nice things about
QRP... there are lots of interesting and capable kit transceivers
available, for not a lot of money.
$90 for the basic pc board and
parts, and another $35 for the cabinet,
Small Wonder Labs' DSW-40 is
incredible. And that striking blue cabinet with engraved front and
rear panel legends makes the cabinet practically a necessity!
Lastly, Dave personally
takes care of his customers. You ask him a question, you'll get an
answer-often within an hour or two. Go for it... it's well worth
Ten Tec ARGONAUT II
was the first really great QRP
transceiver. I know there are those who had / have Argonaut 509s
and 515s who would argue with me about that. But there is simply
no comparing the specifications, quality, or caliber of any
preceding Ten Tec to the
ARGO II. Those who have owned or
used one will surely agree with that statement. I intend to add
the specs and performance figures to this section later. For now,
take a look at mine, bought new way back-when.
Click on photo for full-size.
Rockhound is a simple crystal-controlled QRP
2W transmitter for 80M or 40M
manufactured in the 1980s. It used a
74C04 CMOS inverter as an oscillator-amplifier, and a
VN46AF Power MOSFET as a
final. Weight was 6oz. and size was: 3.5 x 4 x 1.5 inches.