Many thanks to Joshua (N5FY) who shares the following article about his KX1 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. N5FY’S Elecraft KX1 Minimal CW Kit by Joshua (N5FY) I started operating CW … Continue reading Field Radio Kit Gallery: N5FY’S Elecraft KX1 Minimal CW Kit
Many thanks to Scott (K4VOR) 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, check out this post. My KX1 Go Box by Scott (K4VOR) I’ve been a ham since college … Continue reading Field Radio Kit Gallery: K4VOR’s Elecraft KX1 Go Box
I was speaking with my buddy Joshua (N5FY) in mid September. He’d recently acquired an Elecraft KX1 and the topic came up about pairing the KX1 with the AX1 antenna. I realized that in all of my experimenting with the AX1, I’d never paired those two. What!?! Time to fix that! On Thursday, September 28, … Continue reading Amazing POTA Fun: Pairing the Elecraft KX1 and AX1…but first, a little lunch!
Many thanks to Evan (K2EJT) 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 Evan’s field kit: KX1 Field Activation Kit by Evan (K2EJT) I take … Continue reading Field Kit Gallery: K2EJT’s Self-Sufficient Elecraft KX1 Field kit
If you’ve been reading QRPer.com for long, you’ll no doubt have gathered that I’m [understatement alert] a big fan of the Elecraft KX1. A couple months ago, a good friend and supporter of this site/channel, reached out to me because he planned to sell his pristine Elecraft KX1. He’s in the process of downsizing his … Continue reading QRP POTA: Breaking in an Elecraft KX1 and setting up message memories in the field
A Nifty Internal Battery Mod for the Elecraft KX1 by Leo (DL2COM) I was very happy to learn more about an interesting internal battery solution that came with my recently purchased Elecraft KX1. The original owner, Rolf DF2FK, built this KX1 himself and has a background in electrical engineering. He wanted an internal solution that … Continue reading A Nifty Internal Battery Mod for the Elecraft KX1
On Friday, October 7, 2022, I had a couple of errands to run in/around Morganton, NC. Of course, I always have POTA in mind so squeezed in an activation at nearby Tuttle Educational State Forest that morning. That activation took longer than expected due to swapping out antennas and radios, but it was a success … Continue reading Field Report: How I evaluate a new POTA site plus serious QRP fun with my new-to-me Elecraft KX1
If you’ve been following this site for long, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Elecraft KX1 [understatement alert]. I owned one for the better part of a decade, then sold it to purchase a KX2 in 2016. I almost instantly regretted selling it. In 2020 I purchased another KX1 for $300; like my … Continue reading When one KX1 is not enough. (For me, it seems.)
On Monday, September 12, 2022, I had one primary objective in mind: to test the Eton Elite Satellite portable shortwave radio. Many of you know that besides being a QRPer, I’m also an SWL or shortwave listener. Over on my other blog, the SWLing Post, we post news, information, guest posts, and reviews covering the … Continue reading 3 Watts of Fun: Pairing the Elecraft KX1 and PackTenna 20M EFHW at South Mountains State Park!
After returning from Canada this summer, I had a number of projects on the table including three radios to evaluate and a number of DIY projects on our investment house. The home projects took priority, so for the month of August, I did very little in terms of POTA activating. In September, there was one … Continue reading Field Report: Giving the Elecraft KX1 a thorough post-operation POTA test!