Friday, March 22, 2013

Import Communications: QRP HF Radios

Ed of Import Communications is branching out and will be offering some low power/QRP HF radios:
"I will soon be the US distributor for a small Chinese company that will produce two models of HF QRP radios. One model is ready now, with samples on the way. It is 5 watts, 0.1-30 MHz, SSB/CW with built-in keyer and is compatible with Ham Radio Deluxe. The other model will be available in May and is 0-20 watts with built in antenna tuner."
He sent a subsequent update and said the 20 watt radio will begin sales in June.

It is shaping up to be an interesting summer with some new offerings from the Chinese manufacturers.


  1. I'm guessing that this is the 5 Watt model:

    The manufacturer also lists a 20 Watt model, which can be seen here:

    I have ordered the X1M from Kight Radio, and it should arrive next week. Watch for a full review.

    --Neil W2NDG

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    2. I saw your post, but did not put two and two together. Sounds like they might be the same as you suggest.

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  3. I really hope these turn out to be good radios. I've been wanting to get into HF but the cost of rigs, even used ones, has really been keeping me out of it. $250-$300 for a new beginner rig sounds great to me.