Category Archives: Announcements

Now available: WSJT-X 2.0 full release

(Source: Southgate ARC via Mike K8RAT) WSJT-X 2.0 full release now available The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard The … Continue reading

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2019 Canadian Parks On The Air event!

(Source: Southgate ARC via K8RAT) RAC supports Canadian National Parks on the Air event Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce its support of the Canadian National Parks on the Air (CNPOTA) event which will be held next year … Continue reading

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The 2019 Lightbulb QSO Party

Many thanks to buddy, David Day (N1DAY), who shares the following announcement from his website: Announcing the 2019 Lightbulb QSO contest, March 9th 20:00 UTC through March 10th 20:00 UTC. We’ve all heard the stories…..Joe Elmer was so good at … Continue reading

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LnR Precision’s new Sideswiper produced for the Straight Key Century Club

Those of you who are fans of single lever paddles will be pleased to learn that LnR Precision has announced the latest key in their product line: the SKCC Sideswiper. Here’s the description from the product page: The SKCC Sideswiper … 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 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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Kickstarter: HobbyPCB 5 Watt SDR starting at $239

Many thanks to Jim Veatch (WA2EUJ) who shares the following: HobbyPCB is offering their RS-HFIQ 5W SDR on Kickstarter starting at $239. Check it out here:

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The new CommRadio CTX-10 QRP general coverage transceiver

[Originally poublished on the SWLing Post.] Many thanks to Fred Osterman and Dave Zantow for sharing information about the new CommRadio CTX-10 transciever.  Here is the description from Universal Radio’s catalog: AeroStream Communications near Golden, Colorado entered the hobby radio … 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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