Steve WG0AT test Drives the new LNR QRP rig

Certainly sounds nice and looks good, doesn't it?

72 de Larry W2LJ
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Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Steve WG0AT test Drives the new LNR QRP rig”

  • I like it! I want one. Now. 🙂


  • Ralph Stetson, KD1:

    This raaaaaaaaadio looks

  • Ralph Stetson, KD1R:

    This looks like a candidate. to be mounted to my.
    Then just how compact an antenna would be most practical?

  • on6uu Frank:

    When LNR described the rig long time ago on their site and Facebook I also thought this is a radio I want. Small and 5 bands. Good for sota.

    The price…575$ = 505€, if I add 100€ I can get an FT817ND in Friedrichshafen, all band all mode, I even have 50Mhz, 2 mtr and 70cms. ( I don’t even mention the import tax for the LNR rig )
    Current draw… same as a FT817, Steve mentions this in the video, so I need to carry the same battery to the top…

    I’m sorry but I guess this is not the thing for me. For SOTA I’ll stick to the 817 or the HB-1B I think…The LNR is too expensive and draws too much current.


    I looks good and I’m sure it is a good little rig, just not for me.

  • Dave Karpiej K1THP:

    I have had the LD-5 for 2 weeks. It works great and has a receiver that has both great sound on ssb and fantastic selectivity for a qrp rig onn CW. The only thing I can fault it on is that the side tone is a bit weak when using the inboard speaker. I will be using this rig from the Northern VT qth we use on our summer vacation. The price is a bit high but not bad considering that there is not much competition out there. I remember that my first FT817 with basic accessories (500Hz filter, soft case) cost me $1100 back in May 2001. The LD-5 although it does not cover all bands does a better job on the bands it does cover.

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