Category Archives: News

National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) activations today

En route to the 2016 Dayton Hamvention, I’m doing a few National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) activations with my my buddy, Eric (WD8RIF). Eric is currently the number one activator in the state of Ohio. NPOTA is a great … Continue reading

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The Elecraft KX2 : a “Fit-In-Your-Pocket size” transceiver

Since I own the Elecraft KX3, Elecraft K2 and the Elecraft KX1, I’m excited to see that Elecraft has announced a new addition to their product line: the Elecraft KX2. Elecraft will feature the KX2 at Four Days In May (FDIM) and the … Continue reading

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European hams announce NEW RADIO – a dual-band, multi-mode radio to support DMR, D-STAR and C4FM

[The following post was originally published on the SWLing Post by contributor, Robert Gulley AK3Q.] An announcement has been made by Kurt, OE1KBC and reported by Don Trynor, VA3XFT concerning a multi-mode radio combining various digital modes. The radio/computer is called … Continue reading

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Stop by our booth at the Dayton Hamvention next week!

For the sixth year in a row at the Dayton Hamvention, fellow volunteers and I will be representing the charity Ears To Our World (ETOW). I always enjoy meeting SWLing Post and QRPer.com readers who stop by our booth to introduce themselves. Note: … Continue reading

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The new LNR Precision LD-11 transceiver is essentially general coverage

[FYI: This is a re-post from my blog, the SWLing Post] A couple weeks ago, LNR Precision sent me their new LD-11 Digital Direct Conversion QRP transceiver on loan for review. The LD-11 is basically a small, tabletop SDR transceiver. It’s … Continue reading

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Heard VK0EK on the radio

[QRPers: Please note that the following is a re-post from my shortwave radio blog, the SWLing Post.] Regular SWLing Post readers know that I’m a ham radio operator (call sign K4SWL). Being a shortwave radio enthusiast, of course, I spend … Continue reading

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LRN Precision announces two new QRP transceivers: the LD-11 and MTR5B

LNR Precision announced two new QRP transceivers this weekend: the MTR5B and LD-11. Below, you can find details I pulled from LNR’s press release and website for both units: The LD-11 The LD-11 is a new 11-band QRP transceiver based … Continue reading

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W1SFR’s New Portable Torsion Bar Key

(Source: W1SFR) New Portable Torsion Bar Key Announced by W1SFR Jan 12, 2016—Sudbury, VT Many of you know W1SFR from the End Fed random wire antennas that have become very popular with QRP ops around the world. The antenna design … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec has a new owner with a long-term vision

Many thanks to several readers who sent a link to this discussion by software engineer, John Henry (KI4JPL) on the Ten-Tec email discussion group: I wanted to bring people up to date on what is happening right now. I had … Continue reading

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Mountain Topper Radio review by G0POT

(Source: Southgate ARC) Michael Sansom G0POT has released a video review of the LNR Precision version of the MTR, Mountain Topper Radio, a three band, CW only, QRP trail friendly transceiver Watch Michael’s Mountain Topper Radio review below: G0POT https://twitter.com/DrOrthogonal

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