This is a clone of the mcHF radio. This radio covers all the Ham bands between 160 meters and 10 meters. Has about 15 watts output when using SSB.
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Nice QRP radio-Fun to use-Has good audio-Has touch screen option
Dam good buy for what we paid brand new!
Neat little QRP radio.Has touchsreen and a large menu. You are able to do CW DECODE. But that takes a little work on the menu. I'm still working with that. Hope to have done soon.
This is a follow up to my earlier review of the Recent RS-918 I own both the RS-918 and a Xiegu x6100, plus various other QRP radios. Being a CW only operator on HF I much prefer using the RS-918 over the Xiegu x6100 on CW. The RS-918 has a very pleasant sounding receiver and has both wide and narrow selectable Rx bandwidths. To my ears its one of the least fatiguing receivers I have ever listen to on cw. I always use an external speaker or headphones with the RS-918.. To use a standard type mono speaker you need to use a 3.5mm stereo male plug on the speakers wire and connect the hot speaker wire to both the tip and ring within the male 3.5mm stereo plug. If you do that there will be no need to use a 2 channel stereo type speaker. I prefer the small MFJ-281 ClearTone speakers on cw. The RS-918 has extensive menu settings allowing you to pretty much taylor a multitude of transmit and receive setting to your personal preferences. The large color display is clear and has all kinds of information that you can see at a glance, plus the display is big enough even an old guy like me can read it easily. I have several different expensive QRP radios and the RS-918 has become my preferred go to CW QRP radio on a day to day basis. I like the RS-918 so much I recently bought a second new one from Jerry at Connect Systems Radio Store. Donnie Garrett / WA9TGT
I recently purchased a new Recent RS-918 from Jerry at Connect Systems. My third purchase in a row from Connect Systems. There are several menu setting that need to be set to enhance the radios performance. By far the most important setting is the PA & CW Bias setting. If the PA Bias and CW Bias are not set properly you can have heat related problems and or possibly damage the final 2 transistors. I’m primarily a QRP CW nut and I have been using my RS-918 exclusively on CW since purchasing it new 5 weeks ago. The menu is a little intensive, but you can set all sorts of things within the menu. Over the past few weeks I have slowly refined several of the initial menu settings to enhance its CW operation and I have made many CW contacts already. I own several other QRP radios such as KX2, KX3 which work very well however the RS-918 has become one of my favorite QRP radios. I’m still using the firmware it was shipped with which is firmware 2.5.130 with no major issues that I have discovered. I have NO plans as of now to make any firmware changes. Donnie Garrett / WA9TGT / 12-11-2021
Knowing the product ahead of time gave me a clear understanding of the pros and cons. You get a lot for the $ and I appreciate the outstanding customer service that Jerry provides.