Amateur Radio Station VA2NW

Qu├ębec, Canada
PB #268 / NAQCC #2846 / SKCC #4889

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Home Station

My home station consists of a QRP Labs QCX+ Transceiver built for the 20 meter band.

QRP Labs QCX+ Transceiver for 20m (Front Panel)

For sending, I use a Lionel J-38 straight key.

Lionel J-38 Straight Key

The antenna I use is a PAR EndFedz End Fed Half Wave antenna for the 20 meter band. I've been using this antenna with great results since setting up my HF station.

Portable Station

My portable station consists of a Venus SW-3B Transceiver. It covers the 20 meter, 30 meter, and 40 meter bands. It has a very simple interface and works great.

Venus SW-3B Transceiver (Top View)

The antenna I use is an AlexLoop Walkham magnetic loop antenna with built-in AlexTune.

AlexLoop Walkham Antenna on Speaker Stand Tripod

It is powered by a 6.5 Ah LiFePo4 battery.

Lightweight Portable Station

If I'm going on a hike or walking more than a short distance, I will use my lightweight station. The station consists of a QRP Labs QCX-mini built for the 20 meter band.

QRP Labs QCX-mini Transceiver (Top View)

The antenna I use is an N9SAB rugged nano dipole for 20m with a 1:1 balun. It is fed with 25 feet of RG-58 coax.

It is powered by a 6.5 Ah LiFePo4 battery.