Category Archives: Events

Upcoming “Top Band” Events

Winter is the time to operate on 160-meters. Within the next six weeks we find not one, not two, but three 160-meter contests. November 29, 2012 (0000-0600 UTC ): QRP ARCI Top Band Sprint (rules) — note that this the … Continue reading

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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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New England QRP Club “QRP Afield” this Saturday!

This coming Saturday, the 15th, is the third Saturday of September and that means it’s time for the New England QRP Club’s annual QRP Afield event! QRP Afield is one of the best QRP field events in the calendar. Hit … 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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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: The robotic Japanese cargo vessel now en route to the International Space Station is … Continue reading

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Field Day on Holiday

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been on vacation in Prince Edward Island Canada. This year, our vacation coincided with my favorite annual event, Field Day. Sadly, I missed an opportunity to experience Field Day QRP-style with the … Continue reading

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2012 Fort Tuthill QRP Conference July 26-28

(Source: John Stevens, K5JS, via QRP-L) It’s time once again to join the Arizona ScQRPions at the annual Fort Tuthill QRP Conference in mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona!! Spend the weekend camping with us at a cool 7500′ playing radio and listening to our … Continue reading

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Hamvention Photos: Hendricks QRP Kits

Another very active table at the Dayton Hamvention and Four Days in May is that of Hendricks QRP Kits. Doug Hendricks (pictured right) and his team produce some amazing, affordable QRP kits that fill many a niche in the shack. … Continue reading

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Elecraft at the Hamvention

The Elecraft booth has been teeming with people. Of course, large crowds around the KX3–perhaps almost as many as last year, when they first introduced this hand held QRP magic.  I know I want one.

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Photos of the Kenwood TS-990

The display model of the Kenwood TS-990 is covered under plexiglass in Hara Arena. Here are a few photos I took this morning. Note that they’ve covered the back panel of the radio with black cloth.  

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