Amateur Radio Station W5ESE


Welcome to the official web site for amateur radio station W5ESE. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.


I enjoy operating at QRP power levels (less than 5 Watts), using the CW mode. I have several QRP rigs, and they seem to reproduce like rabbits!
  • KD1JV AT Sprint 3 (80m-20m)
  • Ten-Tec TKIT 1380 for 80m
  • Pixie 2 for 80m
  • Small Wonder Labs Rockmite for 80m
  • Small Wonder Labs SW+ for 40m 
  • Small Wonder Labs Rockmite for 40m 
  • Ten-Tec TKIT 1056 Direct Conversion Receiver for 40m 
  • Ten-Tec TKIT 1330 for 30m 
  • Ten-Tec TKIT 1320 for 20m 
  • Small Wonder Labs Rockmite for 20m
  • MFJ Cub 9315K for 15m
I also use a Tick3 electronic keyer from Embedded Research, a VE3DNL marker generator from the Fort Smith QRP Group, and an Emtech ZM-2 antenna tuner. These are all relatively inexpensive units I assembled from kits. If you haven't experienced the joy of making QSOs using simple equipment that you have assembled yourself, then perhaps you owe it to yourself to try one of the most unique experiences in Amateur Radio.

W5ESE at Austin QRP Club Outing - McKinney Falls State Park, Texas
photo by K5JHF