Category Archives: Kits

David Cripe’s NM0S Cyclone 40 Meter Transceiver kit

Readers, I just received this release: A new kit from the Four State QRP Group and David Cripe (NM0S) Arising from Dave’s entry in QRP ARCI’s 72 Part Challenge Design Contest in 2010, the Cyclone 40 is an enhanced version … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec holiday specials include QRP kits

Ten-Tec is discounting their 1380 and 1330 QRP kits for the holiday season. They’ve also extended their discount on the R4030 QRP tranceiver (details below). (Source: Ten-Tec) The 1380 and 1330 QRP transceiver kits, which are regularly priced at $124.00, … Continue reading

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Author interview: Dennis Blanchard’s (K1YPP) “Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail”

This year, at the Four Days in May (FDiM) Dayton QRP gathering, I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Blanchard (K1YPP) and his wife, Jane, as Blanchard signed copies of his book, Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the … 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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New Kit: The QRPometer from The Four State QRP Group

This meter sounds like a fun and useful project. Purchase one here–all proceeds benefit OzarkCon! Details below: (Source: Terry, WAØITP with The Four State QRP Group, via QRP-L) The Four State QRP Group is pleased to announce a new kit, the QRPometer, … Continue reading

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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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41dB Step RF Attenuator Kit

Hendricks QRP Kits has just added a new 41dB step RF attenuator kit to their product line. Read Doug Hendricks announcement, via QRP-L, below: We have added another test equipment kit to the lineup at Hendricks QRP Kits. Ken LoCasale … Continue reading

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Building an Elecraft K3 in 7 minutes

This is a great time-lapse video of the assembly of the Midland Amateur Radio Club‘s Elecraft K3: See, that wasn’t so hard!

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Ken’s PCB holder makes for a great weekend project

Thanks, Ken (WA4MNT), for bringing this very cool and simple project to our attention. Click here to download instructions–parts are available from Ken for $23, or components can be home-brewed (I can imagine the plastic components can be replaced with … Continue reading

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Black Friday at Hendricks QRP Kits: Free domestic and international shipping

Wow–a Black Friday event I can certainly get my head around! From Doug Hendricks via QRP-L: Friday is known as “Black Friday” because most of the stores have big sales to attract the shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving. I … Continue reading

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