Field Radio Kit Gallery: WQ7O’s Simple QCX-Mini Field Kit

Many thanks to Dennis (WQ7O) who shares the following article about his portable field radio kit which will be featured on our Field Kit Gallery page. If you would like to share your field kit with the QRPer community, read this post. Check out Dennis’ field kit below:


Like you, I have a number of QRP radios with differing deployments. Some go in the trunk of the car, others go in my shirt pocket.

Here is a fully featured QCX-Mini station in a Tupperware container.

While I believe QRP operation and non resonant antennas should be mutually exclusive, I have the Elecraft T1 as an option. Also when I burn a hole in the sky going QRO, the TalentCell gives me full 5 watts. If needed they both fit in the antenna sack. The 9 volt rechargeable is for normal use.

Earbuds, key and EFHW and I am QRV.

Dennis, WQ7O

One thought on “Field Radio Kit Gallery: WQ7O’s Simple QCX-Mini Field Kit”

  1. I’ve been looking at that 9v battery off of Amazon for a couple of days now but thought I read recently that someone was having a lot of noise from it. Have you experienced any noise from this model of rechargeable 9v batt? That Amazon link shows it comes in a pack of two batts – so for me, I would use one on the T-1 tuner and the other on a new-to-me ATS-V5….TIA. Any info greatly appreciated….

    Todd KH2TJ

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