The "QCX+" (QRP Labs Xcvr +): a feature-packed, high performance, single band 5W CW transceiver kit with WSPR beacon and built-in alignment and test equipment. Available for 80, 60, 40, 30, 20 or 17m bands. Experimental use on 15, 12, 10 or 6m (lower power output and reduced sensitivity). For complete details see http://qrp-labs.com/qcxp
This is a PRE-ORDER for shipment in approximately the 2nd week of August. Photographs show a prototype QCX+ and Enclosure. Changes to the final enclosure production include higher quality finish (anodizing process AFTER driling/cutting) and larger control labels. See http://qrp-labs.com/qcxp/qcxpphotos for the final production kit photos.
The Optional enclosure is black anodized extruded aluminium, very sturdy and elegant. Front panel is 106 x 55mm and the depth is 146mm. The front and rear panels are drilled and cut to match the QCX+ with laser-etched lettering. The enclosure includes four self-adhesive feet.
Optional Dev Board kit is pictured above (diagram only, as yet) in one of the above photographs and is described further below.
Optional 25MHz TCXO module is pictured above (diagram only, as yet). In tests, the frequency change over the range 4C to 65C was +/- 0.25 ppm (parts per million). This is a tiny 14.8 x 10.5mm PCB with TCXO, SMD all ready-assembled, which is installed onto the main QCX+ PCB in place of the 27MHz crystal and 0.1uF capacitor C2.
Hard-copy assembly instructions are not included in the kit. You need to download the assembly and operating instructions manual from http://qrp-labs.com/qcxp
Note: The QCX+ transceiver is always shipped with the latest firmware version available at the date of shipment.
Note: the optional GPS receiver module kit is very useful if you wish to operate this kit as a WSPR beacon (it disciplines frequency, time, and Maidenhead Locator grid square). It is also useful for calibrating the transceiver kit, to get the synthesiser reference oscillator precisely calibrated (resulting in accurate transmit/receive frequency).
An optional 50W PA kit is available, which also has an optional enclosure. This 50W PA kit will give your QCX an extra boost for those occasions when you need a bit more power - to work a particular station for a regular sked when conditions are bad; to deal with our bad band conditions these days; to work a particular DX staiton, etc etc. The 50W PA kit includes solid state Tx/Rx switching for full break-in (QSK) operation. The kit includes heatsinks and connectors as well as the PCB and all components. See http://qrp-labs.com/50wpa for more details.
List of features:
Optional Dev Board kit
The development board kit is for anyone who wishes to experiment or modify their QCX+. The development board kit consists of a kit of parts including a PCB with the following features:
The dev kit consists of the following items:
Your imagination and dreams are not included!