Thursday, September 29, 2022

Two new compact transceivers from BG2FX (FX-4C designer)

Yu BG2FX has enabled pre-orders for two new transceivers based on the design of the FX-4C and one of them, an FX-4CR, is on its way here.

Expected arrival date: early November (despite what is currently posted on the website, linked below).

The 6m band is included on both radios and the FX-4CR has a 15-20W output (varies by band):


 

FX-4CR   $550

HF SDR with Bluetooth audio connection for wireless digital operation, 80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m and 6m TX and RX.  15-20w TX on HF and 5w on 6m.  Built-in sound card.  48 kHz spectrum waterfall display. High quality machined aluminum case.

Estimated ship date: October 15th 


FX-4L   $385

HF SDR with 80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m and 6m TX and RX.  5w TX power on all bands.  Built-in sound card.  48 kHz spectrum waterfall display.  Light-weight extruded aluminum case with room for user-added battery or ATU.

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4 comments:

  1. I sent Yu an email with a question about one of his older designs. Received an immediate reply - amazing. We had a brief chat. FX-4L will be headed this way.
    Dennis
    WB8DD

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    1. Yes, he is very responsive. We exchanged a few emails a few weeks ago and it is obvious that he is proud of these new rigs. I almost ordered an FX-4C when they were first announced, almost a year ago but the lack of CAT control (when in a digital mode) put me off. See the video review of that rig by W2AEW for more info.

      But, even if the new transceivers still don't have CAT control, the bottom line is, I'm not really a digital mode op anyway so the lack of a feature I'd seldom use is not a big deal.

      I'll be looking forward to hearing about these rigs as people start to receive them.

      73,
      John

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  2. FX-4CR with 20W on HF, impressive radio !!!

    Rechargable battery attached or not not know.

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    1. I'll be measuring its output (and other parameters) on all bands - hopefully the claim will hold true. It's nice to see a rig with more than QRP power but still very battery-friendly.

      73,
      John

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