North American QSO Party – CW Weekend

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Curt
1 month ago

Nice blog. I do not have a ‘7300 but I do have a TS-590SG which I truly love. I sometimes use my old ‘7000 for QRP, but on a couple occasions where I could not copy a really weak QRP station, I had to switch to the 590SG to copy (still weak, but now readable). I use to think it was wrong to use a radio not dedicated for QRP to use for QRP, but even some of the so-called QRP radios (i.e. IC-703) have to be turned down to 5w to qualify as QRP. So now I mostly use my ‘590SG at 5w for QRP. Only problem with the Kenwood is it won’t go below 5w, and that’s when I pull the ‘703 out of the closet (hi hi). Str-Key CW only here….
I’m told Kenwood did/does make a 590SG-like transceiver that was rated 5 watts and under ONLY, but that was never meant for export from Japan.
Again, nice blog page…

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