Author Archives: k4swl

Sherwood Engineering ranks the Flex 6700

Rob Sherwood has now tested and ranked the new FlexRadio Systems 6700 on his receiver test data page.  Hint: the 6700 tops the list when sorted by third-order dynamic range narrow spaced. Click here to view the results.

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October 10: Let’s talk shortwave…and astronomy

I’ve been invited to speak at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), a non-profit educational radio astronomy observatory (and former NASA tracking station as well as one-time NSA installation), in the mountains of western North Carolina. I’ll be speaking about shortwave radio, … Continue reading

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NM0S’ Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit

Just learned that David Cripe (NM0S) has a new kit for sale: the Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit. The Ozark Patrol is a simple, straightforward kit, designed with beginners in mind. The kit is a through-hole design, which is to … Continue reading

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New HRO store in Plano, Texas

Many thanks to Dave (N9EWO) who writes: Ham Radio Outlet has announced a new store location in Plano, TX planned to open in the first quarter of 2015. see:   http://www.hamradio.com/news_announcements.cfm Thanks, Dave!

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KX3 Companion App for Android

Neil, comments on (my other blog) the SWLing Post: “An app specifically made for the Elecraft KX3 is KX3Companion (www.kx3companion.com). There are free and paid versions on Google Play (does not work on Kindle Fire). The same author has created … Continue reading

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The new Splinter II kit from Breadboard Radio

I’ve just learned that Bill (W4FSV) has cooked up a new QRPp receiver / transmitter kit at Breadboard Radio: the Splinter II. In his blog, Bill mentions some of his first contacts on the Splinter II: “I have never been to … Continue reading

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The Ten-Tec Patriot: an open-source SSB/CW/Digital transceiver

Today at the QRP ARCI conference, Four Days in May, Ten-Tec is showing off their latest open-source transceiver: the Model 507 Patriot. Building on the concepts behind the Model 506 Rebel, released last year, the Patriot is open-source and firmly … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention and FDIM

Each year, I attend the Dayton Hamvention and much of the QRP conference, Four Days in May.  This year, I’ll be working our Ears To Our World table again, along with other volunteers, at booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA411). … Continue reading

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Adam’s Yaesu FT-817ND Go Kit

Adam (KJ6HOT) writes: “Just wanted to pass on a link to a few videos I put together in case you’d like to share them, especially the Yaesu FT-817ND kit I put together.” Adam has also posted some SOTA activation videos … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec and Alpha Amplifiers to merge

  (Source: Ten-Tec and Alpha Amplifiers Press Release) Alpha Amplifiers and TEN-TEC Merge Under RF Concepts Banner LONGMONT, Colo.- May 9, 2014 – Announcing today the merger of Longmont, Colorado -based RF Concepts LLC / Alpha Amplifiers and Sevierville, Tenn.-based … Continue reading

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