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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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.