QRP Labs QCX

5W CW transceiver

I ordered at QRP Labs the QCX, a 5W CW transceiver kit. It took 9 days to arrive from Turkey to Belgium. The box was checked by the customs, but the content was not touched and no fees had to be paid.

I’ve been working on it for about 10 hours, spread over 3 days. After that, I spent another hour or so adjusting and mounting the external housing. The external housing had to be modified to install a socket for the CAT port that is implemented in firmware 1.03 and PCB revision 5.

on March 20th 2020, I’m lecturing on this transceiver kit at my local ham club. In order not to reveal any spoilers, I will only share more detailed information after this date. After that date you can find all links to the detailed blog posts on this page.

To give you a hint, here are some links to websites or products I used to put the kit together.

CW Transceiver:
QRP Labs 5W CW transceiver kit: http://qrp-labs.com/qcx.html
BaMaTech Enclosure: https://www.bamatech.net/geraetegehaeuse/qcx-gehaeusebausatz.html

Want to learn CW?
IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW (for Android)
https://www.iz2uuf.net/cw/ also available in the Google Play Store

AliExpress Links
Alignment Tool: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sPvAyM
Mini Portable Speaker: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sG10I0
Green Display: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_s6aIdO
3,5mm Socket: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_s5Xo5O
Carrying Case: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_scImNm
Batteryclip: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_skbGkU
Magnifier Glass: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sqIPWy
Multimeter: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sw8gU4