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April 18 is World Radio Day

Friday, April 18, is the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) “World Radio Day”. The theme for World Radio Day 2014 is “Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication”. World Radio Day is celebrated each year on April 18 to recognize … Continue reading

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Elecraft announces the new PX3 Panadapter

Last Friday, if you were lucky enough to attend the Visalia DX Convention, you would have seen the debut of Elecraft’s new KX3 accessory, the PX3 Panadapter. (Many thanks to Eric (WD8RIF) and Michael (KD9AUR) for the tip!) The compact PX3 … Continue reading

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World Radio Day reminds us of the relevance of radio

Amateur radio operators understand the importance of radio, especially during emergencies and  following natural disasters. Indeed, the bravery and commitment of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association last year–in the wake of one of the world’s most destructive and powerful typhoons–is … Continue reading

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My favorite ham radio apps for iOS and Android

In November 2013, The Monitoring Times magazine published an overview of my favorite ham radio and shortwave radio apps for iOS and Android smart phones/tablets. I just posted the full article on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post. Since … Continue reading

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This Wouxun dealer is giving up…

I’ve never owned a Wouxun radio, but I know several people who have. One of my readers, Jarno (PA3DMI) over at the SWLing Post, just apprised me of Wouxun.us, who is giving up on the Wouxun brand (though he’ll continue to carry … Continue reading

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Tokyo Hy-Power ceases trading

It appears the Japan amateur radio manufacturer, Tokyo Hy-Power, has filed for bankruptcy and ceased trading. Their main Japanese corporate website is now offline. Read the full story on the Southgate ARC website.

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Philippines Amateur Radio Association committed in aftermath of Haiyan

(Source: Southgate ARC) Hams still involved in Philippines typhoon disaster While humanitarian aid continues to flow albeit slowly in some areas in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in central Philippines, the Ham Emergency Radio Operator network stations are handling lots … Continue reading

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W1SFR offers an array of products for the QRPer

Steve Roberts (W1SFR) has recently informed me about his new website, KX3helper.com where he sells an array of products for QRPers. Steve’s product line includes: KX3/KX1 Helper: A foam stand lined with non-slip material to hold the KX3 at a high … Continue reading

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OpenQRP kit now available in North America

Many thanks to Graham (G3ZOD) who writes: The OpenQRP 40m CW Transceiver kit is now available for delivery to the USA and Canada from OpenQRP.com (USA) at $150.00 plus $10.00 shipping (USD). This provides around 6 to 8 Watts output at 13.5 … Continue reading

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OpenQRP transceiver available in the UK

Graham Smith (G3ZOD) writes: “Kanga Products (UK) provided the first Open QRP 40m transceiver kits at the UK National Hamfest on 27/28th September. http://www.kanga-products.co.uk/index.php/openqrp-transceiver The kit is priced at £89 (GBP) and has an LCD display and front panel controls … Continue reading

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