Category Archives: News

Videos featuring the QCX Transceiver kit

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following videos and notes: Hans Summer G0UPL has released an excellent YouTube Video describing the QCX Transceiver Kit, its Design, and Operating Features: Click here to view on YouTube. [And] Roberto IZ7VHF has a … Continue reading

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QRP Labs’s $49 QCX 5W single-band transceiver kit

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes: “QRP Labs has just come out with the full feature CW Transceiver Kit for $49.00!” (Source: QRP Labs) The “QCX” is a 5W, single-band, high performance CW transceiver kit with WSPR beacon, and … Continue reading

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Elecraft discontinues the K1 and KX1

After rumors surfaced about the demise of the Elecraft “K1” line, Wayne Burdick (N6KR) made the following announcement on the Elecraft email reflector, specifically mentioning the original K1: We should have made a formal announcement here. Yes, we discontinued it … Continue reading

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micro-BITX: a homebrew general coverage SSB/CW QRP transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following: Farhan VU2ESE Does It Again! http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/ubitx/ubitx.html A compact 10 watts, easy to build, general coverage SSB/CW transceiver for HF bands Homebrewers have traditionally avoided making multiband transceivers as they can get extremely … Continue reading

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Ham takes SOTA activation to new level

(Source: Southgate ARC) Amateur takes unusual route to SOTA Colin Evans, M1BUU, from near Haworth, West Yorkshire attained SOTA Mountain Goat on Saturday 28th January on the summit of Whernside, G/NP-004. Colin took rather an unusual approach to his activation … Continue reading

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BITX40 Goes Digital

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes that Ashhar Farhan (VU2ESE) has upgraded the BITX40 Transceiver with a Arduino Nano/Si5351 VFO: http://www.hfsigs.com/ Thanks for the tip, Pete!  

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BITX40: A Fully Assembled $45 SSB QRP transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Don’t know if you have seen this or not. VU2ESE of BITX20 Fame has just introduced the BITX40. This is a fully assembled and tested SSB Transceiver for $45 including shipping from India! … Continue reading

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NPOTA: Activating the Carl Sandburg Home (NS07) today

This afternoon (September 8), I should have a chance to activate the Carl Sandburg Home again for the ARRL National Parks on the Air program. You might recall, I activated the site Sunday as well. I’ll plan to use the … Continue reading

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NPOTA activation this weekend (August 28)

After two months in Canada, I’m pleased to make some time this weekend to activate PK01, the Blue Ridge Parkway. I’ll be joined by my good friend, Vlado (N3CZ), and we plan to set up at the Folk Art Center on … Continue reading

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Build a cardboard stand for the Elecraft KX3

Many thanks to Tomasz Pabich (SP7Q) for sharing his simple Instructables project for the Elecraft KX3: a cardboard stand. Click here to view on Instructables. I love how simple and affordable this project is! Thanks for sharing, Tomasz!

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