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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Amazing $49 Rig from QRP Labs

Hans Summers' QRP Labs has an amazing new rig -- The QCX --  that is chock-full of features and FB technology. Hans has long been one of the most innovative guys in ham radio, and this latest rig is one of his most amazing creations.  Like Farhan's BITX40 Module, this new rig is priced in the 50 dollar range. Hams who are paying many thousands of dollars for their "radios" should be asking themselves a question:  Could I be having much more fun for far less money?  This rig is in big demand and there is already a waiting list, so place your order now if you want to work on this during the winter.  Here is the link: 


QCX Features:

  • Easy to build, single-board design, 10 x 8cm, all controls are board-mounted
  • Professional quality double-sided, through-hole plated, silk-screen printed PCB
  • Choice of single band, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20 or 17m
  • Approximately 3-5W CW output (depending on supply voltage)
  • 7-16V recommended supply voltage
  • Class E power amplifier, transistors run cool… even with no heatsinks
  • 7-element Low Pass Filter ensures regulatory compliance
  • CW envelope shaping to remove key clicks
  • High performance receiver with at least 50dB of unwanted sideband cancellation
  • 200Hz CW filter with no ringing
  • Si5351A Synthesized VFO with rotary encoder tuning
  • 16 x 2 blue backlight LCD screen
  • Iambic keyer or straight key option included in the firmware
  • Simple Digital Signal Processing assisted CW decoder, displayed real-time on-screen
  • On-screen S-meter
  • Full or semi QSK operation using fast solid-state transmit/receive switching
  • Frequency presets, VFO A/B Split operation, RIT, configurable CW Offset
  • Configurable sidetone frequency and volume
  • Connectors: Power, 3.5mm keyer jack, 3.5mm stereo earphone jack, BNC RF output
  • Onboard microswitch can be used as a simple straight Morse key
  • Built-in test signal generator and alignment tools to complete simple set-up adjustments
  • Built-in test equipment: voltmeter, RF power meter, frequency counter, signal generator
  • Beacon mode, supporting automatic CW or WSPR operation
  • GPS interface for reference frequency calibration and time-keeping (for WSPR beacon)


  1. Ordered 20m and 40m versions. 72 de AC3K

  2. Very nice rig. I guess I'll get this after my M0NKA mcHF is done and my Bitx40 is in a case.

    de OH2FTG

  3. Be prepared for looooooooooooong delivery time.

  4. Ordered today, now preparing for looooong delivery time :)

  5. Can the CW decoder be turned off on the display or is ot always on?

    1. Configurable. Can be independently turned off/on for receive, transmit and menu editing.

  6. Ouuhh , tres joli ! mais il faut un bon et
    beau paddle ...

  7. Ouuuhh , tres joli mais il faut un bon et
    beau paddle ...

  8. Replies
    1. Both. Iambic A, Iambic B, Ultimatic and Straight key. Also supports auto-character spacing like the old AccuKeyer

  9. who will be the first to design a nice case for this rig. Trail friendly would be nice.

  10. So this can be used to run digital apps such as WSPR?

    1. Yes it has a CW beacon and WSPR beacon mode, transmit only. It is not a general purpose digital app platform.


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