Is The Elecraft KX-3 the Best Portable QRP Rig Ever?

The Amazing Elecraft KX-3 QRP Transceiver Years ago – when I when I was hot and heavy in the DXCC Honor Roll chase – I purchased a KX-3 so I would have “something” when I traveled away from home. I used it when visiting several places in Oregon and Utah. I distinctly remember thinking “This rig sounds a lot better than the K3”. At…

KX-3 Accessories

Begali Adventure Mono I’ll be going portable soon – and will have a portable mono key for my trip. While I swore off anything but QRP CW – with these *&$(% power outages, I guess a microphone is in order One thing for sure – I am now a 100% Solar Powered Elecraft KX-3 man. My Icom IC-7300 is still in the shack, but…

The Begali Sculpture Mono: A True Masterpiece

The Begali Sculpture Mono – my favorite key in the 46 years that I have been a Ham Radio Operator One of the coolest things that happened to me this year was finding out totally by accident that a single lever mono key just fits like a glove with my “percussive” CW sending. I initially thought that the Begali HST III was THE key…

My New Favorite Key: The Begali Intrepid

The Begali Intrepid Bug / Paddle – absolute genius! When I purchased this key used, I did not really understand it – I thought it was a Bug, and a weird one at that. Its actually two keys in one – a single lever sideswiper paddle and a bug. Another genius Begali Swedish Pump Key – “only” a straight key – but the feel…