Category Archives: News

RadioShack liquidation sales

[Note: This post was originally published on my shortwave radio blog, the SWLing Post.] One of my local RadioShack stores is closing and liquidating all of the merchandise and store fixtures. I’ve visited the store twice and found that the best … Continue reading

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Working K1N: The Navassa Island DXpedition

While I love QRP and ham radio in general, I must admit that I’m not much of a DXer. I love the idea of DX, but at this point in my life, it’s hard to make time for it and, … Continue reading

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Fully-assembled Mountain Topper rigs soon available from LnR

Many thanks to Chris (K4RCH) for passing along this message from Steve (KD1JV) at LnR Precision: I am pleased to announce that the 3 band Mountain Topper will be commercially available as a fully assembled product from LnR Precision. They should … Continue reading

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Sherwood Engineering ranks the Flex 6700

Rob Sherwood has now tested and ranked the new FlexRadio Systems 6700 on his receiver test data page.  Hint: the 6700 tops the list when sorted by third-order dynamic range narrow spaced. Click here to view the results.

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October 10: Let’s talk shortwave…and astronomy

I’ve been invited to speak at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), a non-profit educational radio astronomy observatory (and former NASA tracking station as well as one-time NSA installation), in the mountains of western North Carolina. I’ll be speaking about shortwave radio, … Continue reading

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New HRO store in Plano, Texas

Many thanks to Dave (N9EWO) who writes: Ham Radio Outlet has announced a new store location in Plano, TX planned to open in the first quarter of 2015. see:   http://www.hamradio.com/news_announcements.cfm Thanks, Dave!

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KX3 Companion App for Android

Neil, comments on (my other blog) the SWLing Post: “An app specifically made for the Elecraft KX3 is KX3Companion (www.kx3companion.com). There are free and paid versions on Google Play (does not work on Kindle Fire). The same author has created … Continue reading

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The Ten-Tec Patriot: an open-source SSB/CW/Digital transceiver

Today at the QRP ARCI conference, Four Days in May, Ten-Tec is showing off their latest open-source transceiver: the Model 507 Patriot. Building on the concepts behind the Model 506 Rebel, released last year, the Patriot is open-source and firmly … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention and FDIM

Each year, I attend the Dayton Hamvention and much of the QRP conference, Four Days in May.  This year, I’ll be working our Ears To Our World table again, along with other volunteers, at booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA411). … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec and Alpha Amplifiers to merge

  (Source: Ten-Tec and Alpha Amplifiers Press Release) Alpha Amplifiers and TEN-TEC Merge Under RF Concepts Banner LONGMONT, Colo.- May 9, 2014 – Announcing today the merger of Longmont, Colorado -based RF Concepts LLC / Alpha Amplifiers and Sevierville, Tenn.-based … Continue reading

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