Author Archives: k4swl

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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Elecraft discontinues the K1 and KX1

After rumors surfaced about the demise of the Elecraft “K1” line, Wayne Burdick (N6KR) made the following announcement on the Elecraft email reflector, specifically mentioning the original K1: We should have made a formal announcement here. Yes, we discontinued it … Continue reading

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QRP Activities at Shelby Hamfest

Many thanks to Bill (W4SFV) who shares the following announcement: QRP advocate Bill Minikiewicz, of Breadboard Radio, will present a talk on QRP at this years Shelby Hamfest. Although the presentation will focus on the why and how of QRP … Continue reading

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micro-BITX: a homebrew general coverage SSB/CW QRP transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following: Farhan VU2ESE Does It Again! http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/ubitx/ubitx.html A compact 10 watts, easy to build, general coverage SSB/CW transceiver for HF bands Homebrewers have traditionally avoided making multiband transceivers as they can get extremely … Continue reading

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