Perhaps best known as supplier of PAR EndFedz® antennas, LNR Precision introduced its two-band QRP CW transceiver - the FX-2.
This introductory-level radio is ideal for those who need portability or the convenience of a small lightweight radio. the company says. It covers both the 30-and 40-meter bands.
Weighing just over 10 ounces, the radio is housed in a "trail-friendly" cabinet 4 inches wide, 2.375 inches tall and 1.5 inches deep. The FX-2 is rated at 3 watts output on 30 meters and 4.5 on 40 from a 13.8-VDC power source. It is "small, lightweight, great for backpacking, and perfect for portable use," LNR says. "Please note that the FX-2 is targeted primarily at straight key users." The current version does not fully support iambic keying. Functions and frequency readout are via digital display
- Two bands, 40 and 30 meters, tuning limited to be within these bands.(7.000,000 to 7.300,000 and 10.110,000 to 10.150,000).
- RIT tuning.
- Variable bandwidth IF.
- “Tune” mode with SWR indicator.
- Iambic (B mode) keyer, 5 to 40 wpm.
- Two (2) programmable Morse message memories of up to 120 characters each.
- 20 user programmable frequency memories, 10 for each band.
- As a battery saving method, the LCD back light will turn off after 2.5 minutes of inactivity. The display can still be viewed under strong light with the back light off and any activity such as pushing a button, tuning the frequency or tapping the paddle will turn the light back on.