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…

QRP DX: The Ultimate Challenge

The “Mythical” Diablo DXers of the East Bay of San Francisco When I got back into Ham Radio in 2001 my goal was DXCC Honor Roll. My specific goal was Honor Roll with 100 watts and wire antennas. Then I bumped that up to 200 watts when I purchased a Yaesu FT-1000D Mark II – or whatever that rig was. I almost hit 300…

QRP SDR Style: The Last Bastion

Now that I am firmly into my latest DX pursuit – the Free Range QRP DX 300 Challenge, I can say that I no longer am interested in QRO of any type – my IC-7300 has started collecting dust. I almost should have called the pursuit The Free Range QRP CW DX 300 Challenge, because I am quickly becoming CW only. I literally am…