Category Archives: Articles

Advances in Software Defined Radios could (will) change our wireless world

Note that I’m not speaking strictly of the HF spectrum here. But mark this:  a radio revolution is, right now, in the making. ARS Technica just last week published an article entitled, “How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless” in which … Continue reading

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A QRP Family Holiday on Prince Edward Island, Canada

This year, during our family’s summer holiday, I’m enjoying the hospitality of Prince Edward Island, Canada (hence, the lack of recent posts on QRPer).  This is our family’s second visit to the maritime island, and each time we’ve been  fortunate … Continue reading

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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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The Toronto Star publishes my thoughts on the cuts to Radio Canada International

Other than being a QRPer, I’m also an avid shortwave radio listener and international broadcasting supporter. Below is a post from my other blog, the SWLing Post, that I hope you will read and share: (Originally posted on the SWLing … Continue reading

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W0BG looks back at 100 years of ham radio

Mark Kelley (W0BG) has published an article on DX Coffee looking back on 100 years of ham radio. Here’s a clip: (Source: DXCoffee.com) When you first glance at the title, Ham Radio USA – 100 Years and Counting, you can’t … Continue reading

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Andy’s 6N7 Tube QRP Amp

In this Glowbug Times article, Andy shows us his very cool homebrew tube amp. Andy shares his motivation: Once upon a time I’d decided to join a Big Guns Gang and made a Super-Duper Powerful Vacuum Tube QRP amplifier for my 800mW QRPP homebrew … Continue reading

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Comedian Tim Allen Stars as Radio Amateur on New TV Show

(Source: ARRL) Tim Allen — star of Home Improvement, Toy Story, The Santa Clause and Galaxy Quest, just to name a few — stars in Last Man Standing, an ABC comedy airing at 8 PM (EST) on Tuesday nights. Allen … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Licenses at an All-Time High

(Source: Fox News) The newest trend in American communication isn’t another smartphone from Apple or Google but one of the elder statesmen of communication: Ham radio licenses are at an all time high, with over 700,000 licenses in the United … Continue reading

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Video: Learning CW the old fashioned way…

Original Newsreel from the New Naval Radio School circa. 1941 Click here if video above does not appear. Of course, if you want to learn CW another way–a more modern way–read this post!

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Ten-Tec Answers Your Questions About the Model 539 QRP Transceiver and Model 418 100 Watt Amplifier

The much-anticipated Ten-Tec Model 539 QRP transceiver and Model 418 100 watt amplifier are described in the following interview with Ten-Tec conducted by Tom Witherspoon, K4SWL, of QRPer.com. For those who are interested, the “Ten-Tec” in the following interview transcription is … Continue reading

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