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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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Ask Ten-Tec: Questions about the Ten-Tec Model 539 QRP transceiver and Model 418 Amplifier

Soon to come:  an interview with Ten-Tec regarding the much-anticipated new Ten-Tec Model 539 and companion  Model 418 100 Watt amplifier. Many online readers are intrigued by this new product, and have already emailed questions about it.  If you have … Continue reading

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The Das DereLicht QRP transmitter–A bright idea

Make Magazine’s blog recently featured the Das DereLicht–a QRP transmitter made almost entirely from the electronic components found in within a CFL Bulb. The transmitter, was designed by Michael J. Rainey (AA1TJ) who was inspired while changing a defective CFL … Continue reading

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Work a satellite–QRP style

Clint Bradford, K6LCS, recently posted a link to his website on the HF Pack group. He has a great article about working satellites AO-51 and SO-50 from low power rigs. QRP HF rigs like the Yaesu FT-817–which have VHF/UHF–are ideal … Continue reading

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