Last week, Phil shared results from a survey he conducted on Facebook regarding the most popular radios used for POTA. The survey was informal and, of course, only open to those in the POTA Facebook community.
The survey confirmed my suspicions that both the Yaesu FT-891 and Xiegu G90 were among the top radios used by POTA activators. Heck…I hardly know a POTA op that doesn’t have one of these two rigs–!
The survey also made me realize that I live in the world of QRP and often forget that the vast majority of ham radio operators do not, necessarily.
QRP Radio Survey Series
I thought it might be fun to publish a series of surveys over the course of the next few weeks that specifically focus on QRP transceivers. Each survey will contain only one question.
These will all be informal surveys, but I’d like to have a fairly specific question in mind with each and would ask that you think about that question and answer it as honestly as you can. Many of these are subjective, so this isn’t always an easy task.
This first question, though? It’s easier to base on fact…
What QRP radio do you use the most in the field?
At the end of the day, our “favorite” radio might not be the one we actually use the most in the field.
In this first survey, please select the QRP radio you use most often in the field.
- If you see a glaring omission in this list–a popular, mass-produced QRP radio I’ve overlooked–please comment and I’ll add it to the list. Otherwise, simply select the “Other” choice and provide the manufacturer and model.
- This list is pretty comprehensive, but I didn’t include some of the more obscure models, nor did I include vintage or Japanese Novice models simply because I see so few people using them as daily drivers in the field.
- For this survey, I included radios with a maximum output power of roughly 20 watts.
- The survey form has no place for comments, so if you’d like to tell us about your selection (even if it’s your only QRP radio), feel free to leave a comment on this post!