Category Archives: Announcements

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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A New Field Event — “Peanut Power Sprint”

The North GA QRP Club gang have added a new annual field event to the amateur radio contest calendar–a field event with an unusual twist. The Peanut Power Sprint is this Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 2000Z to 2200Z. What’s unusual … Continue reading

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HackRF: an open source SDR transceiver

[From my shortwave radio blog...] Michael Ossmann is making a business out of developing and producing open-source hardware. His latest creation is called HackRF, and in less than a day, it has been fully backed on Kickstarter raising over $290,000 US … Continue reading

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BBC World Service interviews Paul (N6PSE)who is attempting to organize a DXpedition to North Korea

(Source: BBC World Service) A small group of US ham radio enthusiasts have been in North Korea recently to ask for permission to set up a ‘pop up’ ham radio station there. Paul Ewing is one of them; he wants … Continue reading

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