Author Archives: k4swl

NPOTA: Photos from weekend “two-fer” activation of TR10 and PK01

[This post was originally published on my other radio blog, The SWLing Post] As I mentioned in a previous post, what I love about the National Parks On The Air program is that it combines two of my favorite things: … Continue reading

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What can go wrong? A box, a cat, and a little CW.

Many thanks to my buddy, Philip (N4HF), for sharing this video that made me chuckle:

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NPOTA: Activating the Carl Sandburg Home (NS07) today

This afternoon (September 8), I should have a chance to activate the Carl Sandburg Home again for the ARRL National Parks on the Air program. You might recall, I activated the site Sunday as well. I’ll plan to use the … Continue reading

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NPOTA: Activating the Carl Sandburg home (NS07) today

I am planning to activate the Carl Sandburg Home (NS07) for National Parks on the Air today. I should start sometime between UPDATE (17:00-18:00) UTC and operating for about one hour. I’ll be SSB/QRP on 14286 and possibly 7286 kHz … Continue reading

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NPOTA activation this weekend (August 28)

After two months in Canada, I’m pleased to make some time this weekend to activate PK01, the Blue Ridge Parkway. I’ll be joined by my good friend, Vlado (N3CZ), and we plan to set up at the Folk Art Center on … Continue reading

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Build a cardboard stand for the Elecraft KX3

Many thanks to Tomasz Pabich (SP7Q) for sharing his simple Instructables project for the Elecraft KX3: a cardboard stand. Click here to view on Instructables. I love how simple and affordable this project is! Thanks for sharing, Tomasz!

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HARA Arena to close, Dayton Hamvention to use new venue

[Originally posted on the SWLing Post] Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Eric (WD8RIF) for passing along the following news via WDTN and DARA (the Dayton Amateur Radio Association). (Source: WDTN) TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – The iconic venue brought sports, concerts, … Continue reading

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National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) activations today

En route to the 2016 Dayton Hamvention, I’m doing a few National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) activations with my my buddy, Eric (WD8RIF). Eric is currently the number one activator in the state of Ohio. NPOTA is a great … Continue reading

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The Elecraft KX2 : a “Fit-In-Your-Pocket size” transceiver

Since I own the Elecraft KX3, Elecraft K2 and the Elecraft KX1, I’m excited to see that Elecraft has announced a new addition to their product line: the Elecraft KX2. Elecraft will feature the KX2 at Four Days In May (FDIM) and the … Continue reading

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European hams announce NEW RADIO – a dual-band, multi-mode radio to support DMR, D-STAR and C4FM

[The following post was originally published on the SWLing Post by contributor, Robert Gulley AK3Q.] An announcement has been made by Kurt, OE1KBC and reported by Don Trynor, VA3XFT concerning a multi-mode radio combining various digital modes. The radio/computer is called … Continue reading

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