Category Archives: Announcements

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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April 18 is World Radio Day

Friday, April 18, is the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) “World Radio Day”. The theme for World Radio Day 2014 is “Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication”. World Radio Day is celebrated each year on April 18 to recognize … 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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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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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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W1SFR offers an array of products for the QRPer

Steve Roberts (W1SFR) has recently informed me about his new website, KX3helper.com where he sells an array of products for QRPers. Steve’s product line includes: KX3/KX1 Helper: A foam stand lined with non-slip material to hold the KX3 at a high … Continue reading

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SOTAbeams new line of radio stands

Many thanks to Graham (G3ZOD) for this tip: SOTAbeams (UK) has a new range of perspex stands for popular QRP CW radios. These include personalized ones with callsign for K1, KX3, FT817, and X1M, and a non-personalized one for KX1, HB-1B, and … Continue reading

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OpenQRP kit now available in North America

Many thanks to Graham (G3ZOD) who writes: The OpenQRP 40m CW Transceiver kit is now available for delivery to the USA and Canada from OpenQRP.com (USA) at $150.00 plus $10.00 shipping (USD). This provides around 6 to 8 Watts output at 13.5 … Continue reading

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Say “Hi” to Juno as it passes by Earth today

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Troy, who emailed me about a really fun and unique opportunity for amateur radio operators:  to send the NASA spacecraft Juno a Morse Code greeting [specifically, "HI"] when it passes over Earth tomorrow, starting around 18:00 … Continue reading

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