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XIEGU X6100 QRP Rig

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Randy
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I don't really write articles about new radios BUT, THIS IS AN EXCEPTION !!!

i will keep this short...IF you are looking for an inexpensive QRP radio that you can easily haul on our militia (oops, I mean Portable Ops) safari's to POTAS and SOTAS, seriously look at this radio.   

I have had both Yaesu 817 and 818 QRP radios and there is no comparison at this $600 price point.  
Xiegu            vs.    Yaesu

10w/5w.                  5w

larger batt.              AA battery

Ant.Tuner.                No tuner

large screen.            Tiny screen

bandscope.               No bandscope

Easy menus.              So-so menus

firmware upgrades      No firmware upgrades

Reliability is to be determined but so far, so good.

Please be clear, this IS NOT an Icom 705 or Elecraft KX2/KX3 but is a nice easy HF unit to field that doesn't cost $1300 or over $2K.

This is my opinion and I'm standing by it. 😊   Randy. KØTNG


   
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kx3dx
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I saw a new X6100 at WFD.  Nice radio - I may have to try one.  But don't be so down on the FT-817/818's.  The 817 was designed 20 years ago and is quite good for small compact QRP rig.  And they have 2m/440 all-mode which is quite handy when mountain topping - especially back east where there are a lot of guys on 2m SSB.  I find myself taking my FT817 backpacking more than my KX2 because it has 2m/440.

73 Dave kx3dx


   
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Randy
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I carry an ht for 2m/70cm.

It's a great little radio.  I've made voice contacts with Japan, Spain, Italy and South America on 5 W battery only.  Conditions have been great.

73. KØTNG Randy


   
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