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Goodbye QCX, Hello QCX+!

Today in the QRP Labs group, Hans Summers announced an updated replacement for the QCX, which he’s calling the QCX+. It’ll be $6 more than the old QCX, but there’s some wonderful improvements. It’s designed specifically to fit a case a lot more easily, and the PCB itself is 2.2x bigger than before, which will make construction, modification, and troubleshooting a lot easier.

Don’t just take my word for it: Have a look at the QRP Labs page about the QCX Plus:

Update 5/15/20: Hans just released a video about the kit which you can view here:

You can be sure that we’ll be ordering one of these and building it up as soon as they start shipping. Right now, it’s available on preorder. Go check it out. 73!


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  1. Very disappointing IMO. Everyone (well, mostly, and by Hans’ own admission) that wants a QCX already has one – and now the change is made to the form factor (and little else). I’d hoped he’d been working on the QSX instead…

    John AE5X

    • Dave Dostie on May 20, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    I’m excited about this as I had not got around to ordering a QCX and will really appreciate the extra spacing on the PCB for ease in soldering. I’m currently building a Small Wonder Labs kit that I bought 13 years ago and I have already buggered it up. Hoping for better success with the QCX+

    Dave, AE9Q

    • Adrian on May 27, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Does this change rule out the QCX-SSB mod? The design is almost identical, so maybe not?

    1. Check out my latest post to see the direction that’s going. They are moving away from the qcx as the basis for the radio.

  2. For circuit analysis and SSB reception using Teensy DSP decode see

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