today I want to share with you my super portable setup:
- Elecraft KX3 (with custom “punk” heatsink)
- Nexus 7 2013 with KX3 Companion 😉
- Wonderloop antenna (supercompact magloop)
- Bluetooth keyboard
With that setup I’m able to do QSO in SSB, CW and digital modes (PSK31 and RTTY) with very low weight and size. You can take this setup almost everywhere.
BT is absolutely optional. You can use other antennas instead of the Wonderloop. I just got it and like it a lot considering that it can stay in your pocket.
My favorite portable antennas are the Alexloop and the HyEndFed QRP Multiband 40/20/10.
In the coming days I hope to be able to do a WPRS comparison using the 3 antennas.
This picture is mainly to show how small you can go without much sacrifice… also thanks to the KX3 Companion (:D) that makes doing QSOs in PSK31 and RTTY (particularly) a snap without the need for a PC.
72/73, Andrea IU4APC