TJ5A on air QRP and 3 great QSO’s at 5 watts

So this afternoon I was playing with the YouKits TJ5A Hf Transceiver running 5 watts and using my Chameleon Hy-Brid up on a 15′ pole feeding coax to my shack and running about 135′ of wire across the yard with far end up 20′ in the air. The base of the Hy-Brid and pole are grounded with a ground rod.
I called cq on 21.050 after watching the RBN to see where I was being heard, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Ted in Stockton,ME SKCC#1312 call me, he gave me a 579 with my 5 watts. QSB came in as we finished our exchange.
Then out of the blue I heard KZ5OM Jerry SKCC#10415S in California, Jerry was a 339 and he gave me a 569 and then QSB took us both down.
I then went to 20 meters and tuned the antenna and was called by Rich K4DJ in N.C., he is SKCC#11060S, he was a 569 and I was a 459 so not too bad at all..

The Hy-Brid tunes super for me and I use this set up on 160 meters as well.
Giving the new TJ5A a workout and I can say that the power stays solid and does not move and it receives very well without the filter, will be a great test when filter is installed.
Thanks to the 3 operators, Ted, Jerry and Rich for a great hour on the air.

Fred
VE3FAL
SKCC#50

TJ5A_MFJ_Tuner

 

Fred Lesnick, VE3FAL, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “TJ5A on air QRP and 3 great QSO’s at 5 watts”

  • HECTOR AD4C:

    Did you test it on SSB in any freq ?
    I ordered one for a friend of mine birthday gift.

  • Fred VE3FAL:

    Oh yes, I operated it on both cw and SSB. I checked in with a few folks on 40 meters and they were surprised that I was running low power, only comment was that the audio seemed a bit deep and needs more treble or highs.
    But otherwise good reports all the way around.

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