New QRP Rig? Looks like a winner!

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  1. KI4POT

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    My SOTA/POTA activations (and chases) with my KX2, as well as those by people using the LNR Mountain Toppers and other tiny HF transceivers beg to differ.

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  2. KM9G

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    This is the European spec model, I'm sure the US model will have alignment with US freqs.
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  3. KM9G

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    I agree, I'm waiting for it to materialize.
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  4. G8FXC

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    Are you suggesting that you operate HF with the radio in your hand, transmitting into a whip antenna that is attached directly to the radio? If so, then I take my hat off to you - when the 817 first came out, I had a go at it and the results were soul destroying.

    Martin (G8FXC)
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  5. KI4POT

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    I didn't realize that was what you were referring to (assumed you meant any kind of antenna), but if so, yes, I do that too. I've even used it like a big HT via the internal mic and speaker to make contacts from Virginia into France and California and Oregon (the latter two being nearly as distant from Virginia as France), as well as a number of less distant (for the US, those contacts would be into Europe for you) contacts. I use an MFJ-1820T whip for such activities.

    I used the same whip with my 817, but had little success with it attached directly on my radio. It worked fine mounted on a tripod though (that is in my QRZ profile pic). To be fair, I didn't spend much time trying to make it work directly on my 817 before getting the KX2.

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  6. KX2T

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    Another sub par radio from China, 705 killer NOT!
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  7. G8LIY

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    Somebody who operates Handheld..

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  8. G8FXC

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    Hmmm, I have enough difficulty talking to Canada with 100W into a large doublet! :oops:

    Martin (G8FXC)
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  9. KT5OT

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    no you cant steal the title from MFJ, they are the harbor freight of ham radio!
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  10. K1CWB

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    Every new rig is supposed to be the next killer, destroyer, or game changer etc.. I get a kick out of it every time I see that suggested in the titles of articles and videos. It's been suggested many times with every new rig (QRP or otherwise) that comes out but it never seems to pan out. Meanwhile Yaesu is still successfully peddling a QRP rig that's basically two decades old. I have my doubts that this new Xiegu is going to finally be the killer of all other QRP radios, but I'm not against more options.
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  11. W4NNF

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    Pointless? Ops are working the world (and activating numerous parks and summits) every day with 5-10 watts. ;)
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