Author Archives: k4swl

2014 TEN-TEC hamfest cancelled due to pending move

Many thanks to Mike (K8RAT) for sharing the following press release from Ten-Tec: Dear Ten-Tec customers and friends, Hamfest at Ten-Tec has been cancelled this year due to our plans to relocate in early fall. After enjoying 46 years in … Continue reading

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Vibroplex to distribute SSB-Electronic products in US & Canada

I’ve just received word that Vibroplex is partnering with the European manufacturer SSB-Electronic to offer products like the Zeus ZS-1 SDR and Ecoflex cable to customers in the USA and Canada. Vibroplex has stated that they are “offering introductory pricing for … Continue reading

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Elecraft announces the new PX3 Panadapter

Last Friday, if you were lucky enough to attend the Visalia DX Convention, you would have seen the debut of Elecraft’s new KX3 accessory, the PX3 Panadapter. (Many thanks to Eric (WD8RIF) and Michael (KD9AUR) for the tip!) The compact PX3 … Continue reading

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TX Factor: a brilliant Ham Radio show from the UK

Without a doubt, this is one of the best produced Ham Radio shows I’ve ever seen. I eagerly await TX Factor’s next episode. Click here to view TX Factor’s website. Thanks for the tip, WD8RIF!

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World Radio Day reminds us of the relevance of radio

Amateur radio operators understand the importance of radio, especially during emergencies and  following natural disasters. Indeed, the bravery and commitment of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association last year–in the wake of one of the world’s most destructive and powerful typhoons–is … Continue reading

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My favorite ham radio apps for iOS and Android

In November 2013, The Monitoring Times magazine published an overview of my favorite ham radio and shortwave radio apps for iOS and Android smart phones/tablets. I just posted the full article on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post. Since … Continue reading

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This Wouxun dealer is giving up…

I’ve never owned a Wouxun radio, but I know several people who have. One of my readers, Jarno (PA3DMI) over at the SWLing Post, just apprised me of Wouxun.us, who is giving up on the Wouxun brand (though he’ll continue to carry … Continue reading

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Tokyo Hy-Power ceases trading

It appears the Japan amateur radio manufacturer, Tokyo Hy-Power, has filed for bankruptcy and ceased trading. Their main Japanese corporate website is now offline. Read the full story on the Southgate ARC website.

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Happy Thanksgiving: “Mike” on Ham Radio

Many thanks to Ray Novak for sharing this video from the ABC series Last Man Standing: Happy Thanksgiving to all (even if you’re not State side)! And, please, savor your ham. -K4SWL

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Philippines Amateur Radio Association committed in aftermath of Haiyan

(Source: Southgate ARC) Hams still involved in Philippines typhoon disaster While humanitarian aid continues to flow albeit slowly in some areas in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in central Philippines, the Ham Emergency Radio Operator network stations are handling lots … Continue reading

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