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Lamewolf

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Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« on: October 31, 2014, 11:04:27 AM »
Here's one of mine, a Small Wonder Labs SW-20 built from a kit, with a homebrew end fed half wave antenna tuner (notice how it magically floats in midair due to the light wire antenna) Have worked the world with this little 2 watt wonder !


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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 08:18:17 PM »
I'm not a "QRP guy" but that is a nifty setup.

When I get my tax refund next year I'm toying with the idea of picking up a Yaesu 817D and seeing what I can do. I already have some portable antennas so I could probably put something together easily.

The TV table is a nice touch!

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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 08:01:28 PM »
Not exactly a QRP rig but I do run my Icom 706 on low power all the time.  Its in my GoBox. 
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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 08:20:50 PM »
You have to post the photo to something like photobucket and then use the icon on the second line above the text input window, the one next to the big Smiley face which will give you a [*img] put http link to photo in between here [/img]
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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 09:05:27 PM »
Thanks AD

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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 06:15:59 AM »
I'm not a "QRP guy" but that is a nifty setup.

When I get my tax refund next year I'm toying with the idea of picking up a Yaesu 817D and seeing what I can do. I already have some portable antennas so I could probably put something together easily.

The TV table is a nice touch!

You'll be surprised at what you can do with QRP, especially if you use CW and PSK.  I've worked the world with 2 watts and simple wire antennas !

BTW, I have an FT-817 and like it really well.  But do yourself a favor and get a good filter for whatever mode you want to work as the RX is a bit on the noisy side.  Also, get a good high capacity battery pack for it as they are somewhat of a current hog.
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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 06:19:07 AM »
Not exactly a QRP rig but I do run my Icom 706 on low power all the time.  Its in my GoBox. 


Cool station !  Been thinking of doing something like that with my Icom 703 ! :)

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Re: Lets see some of your portable QRP stations
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 09:55:16 PM »
I have an ft 817 all set to go,
it is not in a neat case at all,
just all piled in a pelican case and takes a while to set up,

I got a few wine crates from someone that goes through a bit of wine,
and they are quite fancy boxes that don't weight to much,
and was thinking of setting up the 817 in a crate with the matching power amps, batteries, tuner, ect...
and leave it all installed

the only thing that gets me is the setup changes if I am on HF or UHF or VHF,
so just not sure if the setup time savings will outweigh the configuration time changes,
or if the ability to just pick up the entire thing and leave a location quick (as in like what you do when a fire in on the way) will be worth it even if the setup time is more.