Category Archives: Portable

NPOTA: Photos from weekend “two-fer” activation of TR10 and PK01

[This post was originally published on my other radio blog, The SWLing Post] As I mentioned in a previous post, what I love about the National Parks On The Air program is that it combines two of my favorite things: … 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: Activating the Carl Sandburg home (NS07) today

I am planning to activate the Carl Sandburg Home (NS07) for National Parks on the Air today. I should start sometime between UPDATE (17:00-18:00) UTC and operating for about one hour. I’ll be SSB/QRP on 14286 and possibly 7286 kHz … Continue reading

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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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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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Steve’s new “Station Base” for the torsion bar key

Many thanks to Steve (W1SFR) who writes: Hi Tom, Here’s a pic of the new “Station Base” for the portable torsion bar key. The rubber feet unscrew and can then be attached to the key base. It’s really solid on … 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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Upcoming QRP Field Event:
“Freeze Your B___ Off”, Saturday, February 6

The Arizona ScQRPions (link) annual winter QRP sprint, “Freeze Your B___ Off“, happens on Saturday, February 6 this year. FYBO is an event in which QRPers are encouraged to take their stations afield in the winter, and the colder it is … Continue reading

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