I'm not sure whether to give a tip o' the hat to Bob W3BBO for bringing this to my attention or .......
Its a 5 band multi mode QRP transceiver. Currently it only supports CW and the digital modes, but a future firmware update should include SSB. Here's a rundown on the features:
80, 60, 40, 30 and 20m
CW and FSK Digi modes
All features of QCX-mini (VFO A/B/Split, RIT, Message and frequency memories, beacon, keyer)
5W output at 9V supply (can be built for 4-5W at 12-13V supply)
SWR bridge built in
Single signal transmission (zero unwanted sideband, zero residual carrier, zero intermodulation distortion)
Solid-state band switching and transmit/receive switching under CAT control
High performance embedded SDR SSB receiver with 60-70dB of unwanted sideband cancellation
Built-in 24-bit 48ksps USB sound card
Built-in USB Virtual COM Serial port for CAT control
Si5351A Synthesized VFO with 25MHz TCXO as standard
Easy to build single-board design, Professional quality 6-layer, through-hole plated, silk-screen printed PCBs
All SMD components factory assembled
Connectors: 2.1mm power barrel connector, USB B (for audio and CAT control), BNC RF input/output
Built-in test signal generator and testing tools
Switched mode regulators
Receive current 80mA, Transmit current 1.0-1.1A for 5W output with 9V supply (around 0.7A for 5W with 12V supply).
Optional aluminum extruded cut/drilled/laser-etched black anodized enclosure
All at a price point of $95.00 (kit form), as you can also order one pre-assembled. If you purchase the kit, the enclosure is available for another $20.00. Pre-orders only at this time.
This little rig has me in a quandary - I'm a bit disappointed that 17 and 15 Meters are not available, but I'm tempted to purchase one nonetheless. I could see this little guy becoming my main portable ops radio, significantly minimizing the size and weight of my current "go bag".
I'll have to think seriously about this one.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!