• [G3XBM] QCX-mini 5W QRP

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    QCX-mini 5W QRP

    Posted: 29 Nov 2021 04:58 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/11/qcx-mini-5w-qrp.html

    Sadly, this is probably beyond my fine motor skills to build these days,
    but this looks an excellent QRP transceiver. It is not (yet?) available
    above 17m, but with solar conditions improving, it would not surprise me to
    see kits for 15,12 and 10m shortly. It is also available built and tested.

    I see it also supports beacon modes like WSPR. It is tiny.
    They are also working on a tiny digital transceiver. I hope they make a 10m version. These days I mainly use FT8 and WSPR.
    See https://www.qrp-labs.com/qcxmini.html#galleryccf3b9f731 .

    10m FT8 RX (Monday)

    Posted: 29 Nov 2021 05:01 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/11/10m-ft8-rx-monday_29.html

    My gear has been on for about 40 minutes. At 1008z 67 stations had been
    spotted on RX with the furthermost ZS5TC (9604km).
    UPDATE 1301z: 166 stations spotted on 10m FT8 RX.

    160m FT8 RX overnight

    Posted: 29 Nov 2021 12:54 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/11/160m-ft8-rx-overnight_29.html

    Using the tiny Wellgood active loop stuck to the shack window, 216 stations spotted on RX with the furthermost WA1NGH (5427km) in Connecticut, USA.

    Sunspots - Monday November 29th 2021

    Posted: 28 Nov 2021 11:30 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/11/sunspots-monday-november-29th-2021.html

    Solar flux is 92 and the SSN 53. A=9 and K=4.

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