$5.99 QRP Kit

I can’t believe it. My $5.99 QRP kit from China has arrived!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I ordered the kit less than a month ago never expecting this kit to actually arrive as the cost was $5.99 (or so) and that included shipping from China.

Well it’s here 🙂

And here’s a video of a completed kit in operation on 7023 kHz. This guy has got his rig receiving and while the transmitter is switching he’s not seeing any output on his power meter which may or may not be an issue with the rig.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

BTW the sound of the local AM broadcast station isn’t unusual as really simple circuits like this one hear everything that’s loud. A standard 40-meter dipole is the preferred antenna for simple QRP rigs as the antenna is tuned for one band and therefore tends to reject out-of-band signals.

BTW the price online seems to change all the time. It maybe that the Chinese builder isn’t sure how to price the kit in dollars and is guessing at what it’s worth.$_12

I’m seeing anything from $8.25 Cdn with free shipping to $5.77 again with free shipping.

Now at this price I would want to put the output on a spectrum analyzer but then again we’re talking about a 1/2 watt of power so you’re not likely going to do too much damage to the band.

Listen for me on 7023 in a couple of days 🙂

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Peter West. Bookmark the permalink.

About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

One thought on “$5.99 QRP Kit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s