Got a transceiver... how do I know if it works?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by N5HXR, Oct 23, 2019.

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  1. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Have you actually confirmed that? If you don't have a QRP wattmeter but have some other brand maybe you can reverse it and read on the 'reflected' scale. No claim to accuracy but good enough for a test.
    A lot of kits have crappy quality toroid/off value disc caps in the output filter.
     
  2. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    See if it transceives.
     
  3. WU7H

    WU7H Ham Member QRZ Page

    I built a 20m QCX last year. Works great. Mine had some bad caps supplied in the kit and I was only getting about 1 watt output. After I replaced them I got 4.5 watts.

    Might want to check yours:

    https://groups.io/g/QRPLabs/message/23801

    BTW, I made lots of contacts even with 1 watt including Japan. Your antenna and band conditions are more important than the radio or how much power you are putting out.

    Highly recommend SKCC if you need some nice folks to QSO with. They have a SKED page and there is almost always someone there to QSO with and/or get advice from.

    So, give us an update.... have you made some contacts with that QCX yet!?
     

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