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Just One More! Collecting a series of your favorite little QRP rigs??

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by N8AFT, Feb 28, 2020.

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  1. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Historically - gone but not forgotten: bomebrew two transistor 40M transmitter > HW-7 > Argonaut 509 > HW-8 > homebrew one tube 40M transmitter > Argonaut 505

    Present - five (yes, five) HW-8 transceivers - the only rigs I own. Four are fully functional; one is the parts department.

    100% QRP and 100% CW. Unashamedly dinosauric.
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  2. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Apparently I’m the only dumbass who didn’t order the WARC band option along with HW-9. :(
  3. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's OK Paul, we forgive you!
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  4. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pretty sure I've found nothin to miss by my not owning an 817 or 818...
    857 has me spoilt!
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  5. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can’t forgive myself, tho. I never could have imagined that 35 years later my favorite band would be 30m. Lol!
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  6. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    My times have changed!
    We had a Heath store here on the North Side of Columbus.
    Fascinating times to be a 20 something know it all kid...
    I was a fledgling TV electronics tech. My boss and mentor at the time was a prior Marine Corps helicopter electrician.
    He built the popular bench digi volt-ohm meter, a VTVM and that big stereo rx and amp. He loved his Heaths!
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  7. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I started QRPing in 1998....currently I am using a K2, four band K1 (I built in 2002), Hilltopper 20, Hilltopper 40 (From four states qrp group), Norcal 40A (I built in 1998), Norcal 20, and HW-8 (not built by me in 1979). I also have a drawer or two full of Pixies, Tuna Tins, and various other monobanders including a Norcal SMT-1 (surface moount 40m transceiver).

    I have had Ten Tec Scout, Hw-7 (2), HW-8 (3 - sold 2 now have 1), complete HW-9 stations (twice, with WARC), OHR 400, OHR 100, PFR-3, KX-1 (twice)

    I regret ever selling any of those radios.
  8. KI6J

    KI6J Ham Member QRZ Page

    My ATS3b has about 8k QSOs and 165 DX entities. It's going in the coffin with me.
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  9. ON6KE

    ON6KE Ham Member QRZ Page

    HA!! :)
  10. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Don't ferget yer key OM...
    WN1MB, KB2HSH, AJ6KZ and 2 others like this.

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