Tuesday, September 01, 2009

New QRP rig from China

I was speaking on the phone to Chris of Martin Lynch & Son a few minutes ago and he mentioned that they were about to introduce a new portable QRP CW transceiver made in China.

Called the HB-1A, it looks like a clone of the Elecraft K1 though it doesn't appear to have an integrated ATU. It covers 20, 30 and 40 metres and has a built-in keyer with CQ memory. Chris claims the output power is 5W, though other references to it that I have found on Google quote 4W output. More information should soon be available on the ML&S website. The price, I was informed, will be about £200.

1 comment:

Dick said...

Looks great. Perhaps more KX-1 format. Would have preferred a more conventional K-1 box. Hope it is a full 5-watts. Strictly psychological though.