Category Archives: Announcements

The new Splinter II kit from Breadboard Radio

I’ve just learned that Bill (W4FSV) has cooked up a new QRPp receiver / transmitter kit at Breadboard Radio: the Splinter II. In his blog, Bill mentions some of his first contacts on the Splinter II: “I have never been to … Continue reading

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The Ten-Tec Patriot: an open-source SSB/CW/Digital transceiver

Today at the QRP ARCI conference, Four Days in May, Ten-Tec is showing off their latest open-source transceiver: the Model 507 Patriot. Building on the concepts behind the Model 506 Rebel, released last year, the Patriot is open-source and firmly … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention and FDIM

Each year, I attend the Dayton Hamvention and much of the QRP conference, Four Days in May.  This year, I’ll be working our Ears To Our World table again, along with other volunteers, at booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA411). … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec and Alpha Amplifiers to merge

  (Source: Ten-Tec and Alpha Amplifiers Press Release) Alpha Amplifiers and TEN-TEC Merge Under RF Concepts Banner LONGMONT, Colo.- May 9, 2014 – Announcing today the merger of Longmont, Colorado -based RF Concepts LLC / Alpha Amplifiers and Sevierville, Tenn.-based … Continue reading

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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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