Unlocked TX and RX from 100 khz to 30 mhz. 4 watts cw. It works on 187 khz, 500 khz,160 meter Ham bands. Extra bandpass filters for 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. All surface mount except for final, Driver, Audio output lm386 and VR. Well built, Good RF shielding. 9mhz if. SM parts machine assembled. Better than Mizuho HT-750. $600 cheaper than IC-703 or FT-817.
All I can say is WOW.....
I had the opportunity to beta test this radio last August when it was first being introduced. It had many little things that needed to be addressed. I just received the newest version and all I can say is WOW, spot on.
I plugged the unit in and put power to it and put it on 20 meters into my windom. I heard W4LVP in TN calling CQ on cw,I answered and he heard me first call, gave me a 579 into TN.
Many nice changes to the radio that will make this a real shopper stopper on the market for the price. Additional items like adjustable sidetone volume and filtering for cw and phone would be great, as well a small S meter or power meter on the display would be good, but not actually needed, if you can hear the station the radio is working.
The unit is a solid 4.5-5 watts across the band.
To the builders and to ED, good work on this product.
Just back from Dayton
Just got back from Dayton last night (5/18/13) and got rig on air this morning (5/19/13). Made two QSOs so far. One on 40 CW, and one on 17m CW. Rig seems FB other than no way to adjust received bandwidth.
Neat little rig.
BEST ON MARKET FOR PRICE/SIZE/PERFORMANCE
I am absolutely thrilled and amazed at the fun and performance of this great little radio . I do mean little too on not just price ,but physical size.It is roughly 3/4 inch longer and 1/2 inch wider than a regular postcard and only 1 1/2 inches tall. Not much excites me after being a ham for 48 years , but this radio does . Can even interface several controls to HRD !! If you are new or an old timer this is the PERFECT starter or 4.5 WATT QRP TRANSCEIVER , for USB/LSB/CW . Ed stands behind these 100 % so buy from a USA dealer !!