6 Meter CW Transmitter QRP
I'm looking for a 6 meter cw only qrp kit (transmitter) for setting uo a beacon. I'v crused the web with no resaults, anything from 1 to 5 watts, anyone know of a source for such a device?
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Google is your friend.
Originally Posted by N8XYN
Top results lists links to 6-meter QRP transmitters.
Ok, I followed your link and yes I'v been using computers since 1980 when you had to write your own software in machine language. I found lots of 10 meter and 6 meter beacons but not one kit such as a Ramsey or ten tec or vectronixm, you know something with a printed board bags of parts and a nice manual.
The MFJ 6M QRP transceivers can be found pretty cheap on the used market. Also see what FAR Circuits has available for boards.
Frankly, if you have commercial (AC line) power available at the beacon site, I'd shoot for something that can run 10W output all day long, 24/7/365 and not have to think about it, such as a used Ameco TX-62 and a crystal for the beacon frequency.
It has a built-in AC power supply and can run 40W output on six meters, but is easily turned down to 20W or 10W if you wish. It's an AM-CW rig, which you'd be using in the "CW" mode. Very reliable, will run 10W output continuously, for years. Cheap nowadays, I see them going for under $100 all the time.
Kanga kits sells a 10mW VXO controlled signal source kit that can be used with a keyed amplifier to build a beacon.
6M kits are rare in the USA due to the tight FCC spectral purity requirements compared to what is needed at HF and UHF.