If there is one Mizuho radio most QRPers are familiar with it’s probably the MX series SSB/CW HF handhelds, though not everyone knows them by that name. The two watt HF and one watt VHF versions introduced in 1983 and were produced until 2002, a total of 19 years, making the Mizuho MX series handhelds probably the rigs which lasted longest on the market of any ham transceivers ever produced. As a whole, the MX or Pico transceivers were in production for 21 years. If you don’t know them under the Mizuho name, perhaps you’ve seen them as the AEA DX-Handy or with Santec’s JIM nameplate. Models have been made for every band from 80m up through 2m including 12m and 17m. Only 30m has been excluded. The MX series remain popular with QRPers the world over.
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