Category Archives: Portable

The CommRadio CTX-10 has landed

[Note: This is a cross post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post.] Yesterday, UPS delivered a much-anticipated package: the CTX-10 QRP transceiver from CommRadio. CommRadio dispatched this loaner CTX-10 for evaluation and I’m excited to get my hands … Continue reading

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The uBITX Transceiver: An Update

Many thanks to Pete Eaton (WB9FLW) who shares the following post: Last March Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE the designer of the very popular BITX20 and BITX40 series of mono-band HF Transceivers announced a new low cost Rig called the uBITX (micro BITX) … Continue reading

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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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