Are you tired of building pixie kits, rockmites, and other entry levelham radio transceivers that just end up sitting on the shelf or junk box in your ham shack collecting dust? Take your kit building up a notch with the KN-Q7A SSB Transceiver from CRKITS, and build a radio that you will actually want to use on the air. The KN-Q7A comes in three flavors: 80/75m (10W), 40m (10W), or 20m (5W).
If electronic kit building isn’t your thing but you still want to own this radio, then you are in luck. The KN-Q7A can also be purchased fully built and aligned from QRVTronics, which is the official distributor in America.
This review will cover the real world capabilities and performance of the 20m KN-Q7A SSB Transceiver. This will not be a walkthrough on how to build the kit as it was provided to me already fully built.
The 20m KN-Q7A comes with a frequency range of 14.300 – 14.330 MHz, which is controlled by a single tuning knob (sorry, no fine tuning control here). Initially, I was concerned about this rig not having a fine tuning control knob. Luckily, my fears were quickly abated.
Within minutes of hooking up the KN-Q7A to a power supply and antenna, I was already making contacts and checking into nets all over the United States inclu….READ MORE