First kit for beginning ham ideas


From: tmyers (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 19:30:44 CST


This is a thought after your recent posts. If the first idea is to get
a feel for QRP and you have never been on HF before, by a used 40M
something from someone on the list. Get one with a VFO and make sure it
is a transceiver. There are many out there that are really good.

Did you notice how fast the DSW-40 went on the list. That should tell
you something about that rig. Lots of NC-40s and SW and SW+ show up on
the list and they are a good starter radios for an inspired ham that
will be just learning about QRP and CW. 40M would be my suggestion for
a band as you probably have a day job and 40M is best at night.

This will tell you if you made the right decision for your situation.
This way you can work on getting your code speed up while you figure out
which QRP rig you really want or what you really want on a QRP rig AND
you will be on the air.

This is a great way to take a break from operating to build and building
to operate.

KQ5U, Terry
Spring, Texas

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