I liked the fact the menu is only one level deep with ~20 user adjustable items. Also on SSB having processing + EQ available to punch up your audio really helps being heard when you're QRP! They'd sell out if it had an integrated ATU. I imagine they'll have a 5-band EFHW soon to bundle with it. Crazy not too. Meanwhile T1 is packed with it ready to hit the trail for next SOTA!
Steve,A reader mentioned that he's looking forward to you doing a review of the Mountain Topper. Are you going to get a chance to play with that one, also?
I saw the LD-5 at the Orlando fest last weekend. It's a very cool little rig. Wish it was available as a kit.
Hi Larry, Geeze the MTRv1-kit (2-bander) is 2-yrs old and the MTRv2-kit (3-bander) sold out last summer. Not much to review really ...like most of Steve/KD1JV's designs the entire ATS-MTR series have been the ultimate CW-QRP rigs with a high performance RX, tight crystal filters and low current consumption. Yet fit into an Altoids tin. Add your antenna, key/paddle and battery of choice and you barely fill up a sandwich baggie. Demand has consistently exceeded the supply. Glad to see LNR pick up and run with his MTRv2. Will advise if I hear any news. ~ wGOATs
QRP works DX especially out in the field