Mizuho QRP SSB rigs

I don’t think this company still exists.

At one time you could buy Mizuho single band SSB handhelds for many bands up to 2m including many HF bands.  I owned the 2m 200mW pep version (MX2) and managed to work some decent SSB DX with mine mostly with a 1/2wave whip on the rig. The main issue was the poor battery life, so I tended to use an external 9.6V battery.

My rig was used in the main with a homebrew 2m-10m transverter and I worked all over the world on 10m with just the tiny Mizuho rig on the desk.

If I remember right I covered the CW and main SSB parts of 10m by having a couple of crystals in the transverter. Somewhere I still have the transverter, although it has not been used for years.

See https://sites.google.com/site/g3xbmqrp3/vuhf/mx2 .

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

One Response to “Mizuho QRP SSB rigs”

  • George. N2DCB:

    Looking for Mizuho crystals especially one for 28.400.
    Also for a Mizuho repair person.Any info appreciated.
    There used to be an American ham living in Japan who used to get me used MX rigs and Japanese crystals but lost touch with him Many years ago.My MX-28S needs some attention.
    Any help appreciate. I have 4 rigs and keyer.

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