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With the popularity of QRP in recent years, the number of available QRP rigs has grown and grown, and I have decided to no longer update this page. I had considered dropping it completely, then changed my mind and decided to keep it here as kind of an archive of data about QRP rigs that existed as of a few years ago. Some of the data is now obsolete or inaccurate. Keep that in mind as you peruse the info on this page.

Many hams contributed info to this page, and I thank the following sincerely: Craig-KC2LFI, Bob-K8FN, Frank-W7FH, Rob-AA1UY (ex-KB1DDT), Tommy-K7TGH, Bill-N4QA, John-WA1KLI, Clint-KE4FDT, Gary-K1YAN, Dave-WA9PDS, K. Jones from England, Casey-KS7J, Dar-W9HZC, Mark-WU7F, Terry-WA0ITP, Tom-WY3H (ex-KB3LFC), Graham-G3ZOD, Vance-W7IEX, David-WO4S, Carlo-IZ4KBS, Bob-KH2BR, KE4INM, Robert-N9MZ, Henrik-OZ6F, Jim KH2SR.

Also thanks to KB6MMS, KE5YUM, KK5R, N4QA, N4VZD, N9BT, N9YSQ, IZ4KBS for contributing reviews about some of the rigs.

While the links and info here may be useful, I believe it is just as easy in this day and age to use an Internet search engine to find out info about QRP rigs. My personal preference is the wonderful Bing search engine. Just type in "qrp rigs" or something more specific and you'll be instantly provided with a vast number of web sites to peruse. If you don't like that and do prefer links, just check below.

For your convenience, all links to manufacturer's sites and all reviews will open in a new window. After each link is a list of some of the rigs mentioned on that site. Sites are in a constant state of flux. All links below were accurate as of 2/17/2017. I have deleted the links that no longer work as of 6/29/2002

ELAD - FDM-DUO - Multi Use SDR Transceiver (Italian Company)
For USA Purchase

Elecraft K1, K2, KX1, KX3
Review of the Elecraft KX3 by K3WWP
Review of the Elecraft K1 by KB6MMS

Emtech NW80, NW40, NW30, NW20 (It appears these rigs are no longer being produced. I only see antenna tuners on the Emtech site - 2/17/2017)

Fireball Jersey 40 manual here, but kit no longer available

Genesis Radio Q5-(80,40,30,20) + more
Review of the Genesis Q5-20 by KE5YUM

Glowbug Kits 1-DER (site says kits have been discontinued with no sure plans to ever continue them - 2/17/2017)

Hendricks QRP Kits DC40A, DC30A, DC20A

Review of the Pixie 2 by N9YSQ

Icom IC-703

Icom IC-705
Review of the ICOM IC-705 by KW6G

Juma Several rigs for different bands

Kit Radio Company (UK) (seems to have only receiver kits now. Transmitter section listing is blank - 2/17/2017)

Kits and Parts dot Com MultiPIG+ (retired kit) + single band 10-160 1 watt xcvrs

LNR Precision several QRP Transceivers

MFJ Enterprises MFJ-9040, 9030, 9020, 9017, 9015, QRP-Cub + much more
Review of the MFJ-9040 by WB9MII
Review of the MFJ-9040 by KK5R
Review of the MFJ-9320 by N9YSQ

NJ QRP Club Tuna Tin 2 (kit no longer available here - see QRPme.com below)

Oak Hills Research several OHR kits for 80, 40, 30, 20, 15 meters

QRPme.com Little Squall similar to Tuna Tins, but a transceiver + other QRP kits and 'doodads' including the Rock-Mite

QRPproject Blue Cool Radio, Hegau SMD, Mosquita, Sparrow (German Co.)

QuirkyQRP Ham Radios by NAQCC member KH2SR - The world's smallest QRP rigs, KeychainQRP Transmitters

Ramsey Electronics (rigs seem to have been discontinued - 2/17/2017)

SGC, Inc. SG-2020 (retired rig)
Review of the SG-2020 by K3WWP

Small Wonder Labs (company defunct) SW+ series, Rock-Mite (see QRPme.com above), DSW II series
Review of the Small Wonder Labs DC40M transceiver by N4QA
Review of the Small Wonder Labs SW-40+ by N9BT

Ten-Tec Argonaut V, 13xx series
Review of the Ten-Tec 1340 by N4VZD
Review of the Ten-Tec 1320 by N9BT

Vectronics VEC-12xxK, VEC 13xxK + more
Review of the Vectronics 40M transmitter by N4QA
Review of the Vectronics 40M transmitter by IZ4KBS

Yaesu FT-817
Review of the FT-817 by N9YSQ