>I had to take my primary HF station out-of-service, and rather than suffer
> withdrawal, got my KX1 out of mothball and put it on the air.
> My current HF antenna is a Barker and Williamson ACS110, a terminated
> end-fed Vee which is similar to the Radiowavz EFT-110.
> I wasn't expecting a lot from this type of antenna and my three watts.
> more suited to 100-1000 watt operation, MARS, E-Comm, it covers all of
> 1.8-30 MHz.
> I was pleased that I did not need the internal KX1 ATU running on 40, 30
> 20 M with my antenna.
> In a week of very casual operation, I worked more stations on the KX1 than
> had since its completion in 2005. Most contacts were CONUS with the
> Exception of HI, and several contacts were QRP-to-QRP on 40 and 30M.
> I was pleased with the audio and filtering in the KX-1, whether it was
> driving earbuds or an amplified computer speaker. The adjustable crystal
> filter produced non-fatiguing CW copy.
> It was enjoyable to put the fancy radio station away and get back to