Category Archives: CW

Upcoming Event — 2012 QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party

This coming weekend is the 2012 QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party, one of the  most popular contests of the QRP calendar. This year, new entry categories are based on the antenna used; those participating with a simple wire antenna or … Continue reading

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Mountain Xpress: Your cellphone can’t do this

I’m very proud of our local free community newspaper, the Mountain Xpress for its article on ham radio. Not only does the article give readership a short primer in the hobby, but it also profiles a variety of local hams–even … Continue reading

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Curiosity making tracks…with morse code?

Today, I watched a fascinating eleven-minute NASA animation depicting key events of NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, in action. As I watched, I noticed something very peculiar about the tires–right around mark 5:15, one can see a pattern imprinted on … Continue reading

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FITSAT-1 will write messages in the sky with CW

At first, I thought this news item was sience fiction, then I realized, “no, it’s just the coolest thing ever.” Thanks for sharing, Eric! (Source: Space.com) The robotic Japanese cargo vessel now en route to the International Space Station is … Continue reading

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Video: Tuning the Ten-Tec Argonaut VI

As Ten-Tec was setting up at the Dayton Hamvention last Thursday, I was able to meet with their engineer (John Henry) briefly and had a little time to play with the new Model 539 Argonaut VI. As I tuned around … Continue reading

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Gmail Tap: I only wish it were true….

Google has once again featured morse code–this time (unfortunately) as an April Fool’s joke! This video will explain it all, then, raise your hand if you’re disappointed.

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Thoughts on the Elecraft KX1 and comparing with the Ten-Tec HB1B

I’ve been meaning to write a post about my Elecraft KX1, because, of all of the rigs I own, it’s the most-often-used, thus the clear favorite in my stable. But:  this morning, I read John Harper’s (AE5X) excellent assessment of the Elecraft … 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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Try your hand at Straight Key Night (SKN)

For many, the CW event of the year is Straight Key Night (SKN). This is the time of year that you dust of the straight key and hit the bands with fellow hams who are using the most time-honored tradition … Continue reading

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Elecraft now accepting orders for the KX3

It appears that Elecraft is now accepting orders for the KX3 QRP tranceiver that we first mentioned on QRPer.com during the 2011 Dayton Hamvention. Order are expected to be shipped in February 2012. The kit version of the KX3 will … Continue reading

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