5W CW transceiver

I ordered at QRP Labs the QCX, a 5W CW transceiver kit. It took 9 days to arrive from Turkey to Belgium. The box was checked by the customs, but the content was not touched and no fees had to be paid.

I’ve been working on it for about 10 hours, spread over 3 days. After that, I spent another hour or so adjusting and mounting the external housing. The external housing had to be modified to install a socket for the CAT port that is implemented in firmware 1.03 and PCB revision 5.

Table of Contents
Why Building a CW Transceiver?
What Was In The Box?
Winding The Toroid
Putting It All Together
BaMaTech Enclosure for the 40m QCX
DIY Enclosure for the 20m QCX
Power Supply: DIY Battery Packs
Power Supply: Using a 20000mAh power bank and a 12V PD trigger

CW Transceiver:
QRP Labs 5W CW transceiver kit: http://qrp-labs.com/qcx.html (discontinued)
BaMaTech Enclosure: https://www.bamatech.net/geraetegehaeuse/qcx-gehaeusebausatz.html

Want to learn CW?
IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW (for Android)
https://www.iz2uuf.net/cw/ also available in the Google Play Store

AliExpress Links
Alignment Tool: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sPvAyM
Mini Portable Speaker: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sG10I0
Green Display: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_s6aIdO
3,5mm Socket: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_s5Xo5O
Carrying Case: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_scImNm
Batteryclip: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_skbGkU
Magnifier Glass: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sqIPWy
Multimeter: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_sw8gU4