Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by AE5X, Aug 14, 2019.
Please post your impressions of it when you get it - KD8ZM too!
Though the rig is unperfect,but we will try our best!
The SW3B arrived by slow boat yesterday in good shape. I fired it up, it works great.. made a couple of nice contacts tonight on 40 meters with a 135' end fed.
My only comment is that changing the cw speed is a little clunky, and not on the fly... you key the paddle dots and dashes to lower and raise the keyer speed, and then wait for
8 seconds for it to initialize as John, AE5X mentions on his blog. But I see that Dale is participating in our conversations and hoping he can update the firmware to streamline some of these setting parameters.
Overall, worth the price. This rig will take the place of two or three of my qrp rigs in the shack. (PFR3a and SST-30, Cricket-40, Pixie40....etc, etc.) OK, maybe I will keep a few.