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QRP Labs Announces The QSX Transceiver

Many thanks to Pete Eaton (WB9FLW) who writes: QRP Labs has just announced the QSX an All-Band All-Mode Transceiver Kit that should be available later this year. The Target price for the 10 Band Model is $150, also available will be … Continue reading

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Bill’s 1 Watt Wood Box QRP Beacon

Many thanks to Bill (AA0RQ) who writes: I’m running an attended beacon on 7041.8 kHz–the ID is VVV de AA0RQ/B AA0RQ/B AA0RQ/B 1 watt… Often after running the beacon I plug the beacon crystal into the little 6L6 single tube … Continue reading

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Black Cat Systems’ 22 Meter Band Part 15 CW Beacon Kit

Many thanks to Robert Gulley (AK3Q) who notes that Black Cat Systems has developed a simple 22 meter beacon kit. The price is $20 shipped! A few details: The kit includes the PCB and components, including a custom programmed microcontroller that … Continue reading

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The uBITX Transceiver: Pricing and more details

Many thanks to Pete Eaton (WB9FLW) who shares pricing and additional information about the uBITX general coverage QRP transceiver: Here are the details, if purchased before Christmas $109 delivered! http://www.hfsignals.com/ From uBITX creator, Ashhar Farhan: 1. The ubitx is now … Continue reading

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CommRadio CTX-10 price posted

Many thanks to Pete Eaton who notes that the new CommRadio CTX-10 pricing has been posted on Universal Radio’s website. It appears Universal is already taking orders. The price is $999.99 US:

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The uBITX Transceiver: An Update

Many thanks to Pete Eaton (WB9FLW) who shares the following post: Last March Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE the designer of the very popular BITX20 and BITX40 series of mono-band HF Transceivers announced a new low cost Rig called the uBITX (micro BITX) … Continue reading

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CommRadio CTX-10 approved by FCC

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, R. Lewis (KF5GV), who writes: Just noticed on Universal Radio web page the Comm Radio CTX-10 has been approved by the FCC. They are accepting pre-orders on Dec 1. No indication of pricing but hope … Continue reading

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The ARRL International Grid Chase: The ARRL’s new year long operating event

(Source: The ARRL) The ARRL International Grid Chase Get ready to kick off 2018 with a new year-long operating event! Bart Jahnke, W9JJ ARRL Contest Branch Manager You may not know this, but your station is in a Maidenhead grid square. … Continue reading

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Videos featuring the QCX Transceiver kit

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following videos and notes: Hans Summer G0UPL has released an excellent YouTube Video describing the QCX Transceiver Kit, its Design, and Operating Features: Click here to view on YouTube. [And] Roberto IZ7VHF has a … Continue reading

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QRP Labs’s $49 QCX 5W single-band transceiver kit

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes: “QRP Labs has just come out with the full feature CW Transceiver Kit for $49.00!” (Source: QRP Labs) The “QCX” is a 5W, single-band, high performance CW transceiver kit with WSPR beacon, and … Continue reading

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