Just a quick post today to point you in the direction of an exciting announcement from Hans Summers over at QRP Labs. When he discontinued the QCX in favor of the QCX+, there was a strong contingent of hams who cried out in unison: “It’s too big!” and expressed that they wanted a small version such as the original so that they could use it for portable and backpacking (SOTA, mostly) use.
Hans listened, and in the following video, he talks about his design goals for a new QCX variant, the QCX Mini. It’ll feature an even smaller volume than the original QCX, the same power output, and lower current consumption. It’ll have a large number of pre-installed SMD components which means that it’ll be even faster to build. Check it out in the video below:
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
A Tour of the QRP Labs HQ
Another new video is also posted, a virtual tour of the QRP Labs headquarters. I’ve only had a chance to view part of it, but it’s very cool to see where the magic happens.
Thanks for reading and 73!