Category Archives: News

Scott’s Elecraft KX3 Go-Box

[Note: this article was originally posted on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post.] Many thanks to Scott (AK5SD) who shares the following photos and bill of materials for his custom Elecraft KX3 go-box: Bill of materials The panel was … Continue reading

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New kit by NM0S: the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler

(Via the SWLing Post) Dave Cripe (NM0S) has designed yet another QRP kit for the 4 State QRP Group: the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler. Description (per Four State QRP Group): This excellent random wire antenna tuner is the classic T-Match design which is … Continue reading

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The Siru Innovatios SDR20 multi-touch portable SDR

[Note: this post was originally published on my shortwave radio blog, the SWLing Post.] A few weeks ago, at the Four Days In May conference (held alongside the Dayton Hamvention) I met Jarkko Mäkivaara from the Finnish company Siru. Jarkko was … Continue reading

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RKR Designs have acquired Alpha Amplifier and TEN-TEC brands

(Source: TEN-TEC Press Release) (April 2, 2015) RKR Designs, LLC of Longmont Colorado has announced that they have acquired the assets of Alpha Amplifier and TEN-TEC brands from RF Concepts. RKR plans to expand the product line, while continuing to … Continue reading

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Application for ARRL Centennial Awards Now Available

The application window for the ARRL Centennial Points Challenge and the W1AW Worked All States Award is now open. Read the ARRL press release here: http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-centennial-points-challenge-w1aw-was-awards-application-window-open

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Bencher, Inc. sold to Vibroplex, LLC

(Source: Scott Robbins W4PA, Vibroplex) Press Release – March 18, 2015 Bencher, Inc. of Antioch Illinois announced the sale today of the Bencher Amateur Radio product lines to Vibroplex, LLC of Knoxville, Tennessee. This sale ends Bencher’s presence in the … Continue reading

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This African ISP commercial may be the best amateur radio promotion. Ever.

Many thanks to my buddy Ulis (K3LU) for sharing this brilliant commercial:

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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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