Thursday, 10 January 2013

New ultra light QRP tranceiver: LNR FX-2

A new ultra small QRP rig is now available: 40/30 m Mojo mode transceiver - LNR FX-2

I suspect this little transceiver will become very popular. I have and often use use a HB-1a transceiver and that has given me endless hours of enjoyment.

I like the idea of the onboard SWR indicator built into the FX-2, this will be most useful and results in one less item of equipment to lug along.



  1. This rig was reviewed recently in QST and the thing that stood out most to me was the difference in power between the two bands. I seem to remember one band's output being half that of the other.

    I do like the simplicity of it and the "form factor" - it looks to be rugged enough to withstand a bike or motorcycle ride that would rattle a more complex rig to pieces - a characteristic that's on my mind lately.

    1. Two question arise Pierre:

      1. What is the power output - from the previous comment it is quite different on the two bands. They don't give much on the specs for the rig and for example i'd like to see
      - power output
      - power consumption

      2. Can it take a straight key - I never got the hang of a paddle and it's too late to teach this old dog new tricks.

      73 Vincent ZS6BTY

  2. @ John,

    I agree 100% with you. The form factor looks real nice. The perfect QRP transceiver should ideally have recessed controls so that it could withstand being carried in a backpack without additional padding etc….

    @ Vincent,

    The latest QST has a review of the transceiver. I will forward you some details in due course.

    The 30m band output power is quite a bit lower than 40m, I suspect it might be due to the internal capacitance of the final used. Cheap JFET MRF-510 ?? No sure of the facts.

    Yes, you can use a straight key. This is a good thing that it can be used with a paddle, my CW with a straight key sucks….

    Pierre ZS6A

  3. Pierre,

    So when will yours arrive and when can we expect a proper review from you?
    Would be interesting to see how it compares to your HB-1a

    73 Andre ZR6E