Sort of QRP Radio for K9ZW – SGC SG-2020 Transceiver 12 - September - 2008Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW Operations, K9ZW Shack.
Tags: K9ZW, SG-2020, SGC
I’ve added an SGC SG-2020 Transceiver to my shack – well really more for use when not in my shack.
From the SGC Website:
All Reasons. All Seasons.
This is the transceiver for base, backpack or business trips – the ultimate portable trasceiver. There are no confusing menus and just two-step operation: select your frequency and transmit. The SG-2020 is compact and weighs only 4.5 pounds. Operate SSB or CW from wherever you are.
FEATURES, NOT FRILLS
Exactly What You Need
The SG-2020 covers all HF frequencies from 1.8 to 30 Mhz. It is factory-set for 20 watts PEP with front panel power adjustments down to 1W using USB or LSB. There are 20 factory pre-programmed memories preset to frequencies within each of the nine amateur bands for fast band accessibility. Each memory position can be selected for a specific transmitter output power, specific amount of bandwidth filtering, mode and split VFO. The memory channels can be re-programmed to accommodate alternate frequencies of your choice within the frequency range and a simple unlock procedure allows you to choose any HF frequency worldwide.
I’ve wanted a decent simple portable transceiver.
I arguably have a better field rig, but I’ve just never really found I used all of that rig’s features in the shack, much less in the field.
The SG-2020 appealed from the basic simplicity, the ability to throttle-down to QRP levels, that it is a Standard Avionics Stack Sized, and is very robustly built.
Being close to a “no need to read the manual” rig is also appealing.
Here are some SGC SG-2020 Links:
Expect a field report once I get used to this new radio.