Category Archives: Portable

A review of the Elecraft KX3 on The SWLing Post

Many of you know that I’m not only into QRP, but I’m an avid shortwave radio listener, as well. If you’re an SWLer, too, you might might consider venturing over to my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post, where I just published … Continue reading

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Hamvention: Tokyo Hy-Power’s XT-751 5W HF HT

I was very surprised to find this handy talkie, the Tokyo Hy-Power XT-751 HF handheld transceiver, at the Dayton Hamvention. This radio will cover from 40 meters to 6 meters in both SSB and CW. It will also have an … Continue reading

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SOTA at the Charlotte Hamfest, Saturday March 9th

If you’re planning to attend the Charlotte, NC hamfest (March 8th and 9th), make a point to join the SOTA (Summits On The Air) forum.  Christian (KF4LXB), provided me with details: The forum itself is from 11:45am-12:45pm [Saturday March 9th] … Continue reading

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Video: See a prototype Begali Adventurer in action aboard the USS Slater

This video features operations of the QRP DE-Xpedition aboard the USS Slater.  Among other innovations, they show a protoype Begali Adventurer in action.  The Adventurer is a miniature set of paddles which attaches to portable QRP rigs like the new Elecraft KX3.

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Author interview: Dennis Blanchard’s (K1YPP) “Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail”

This year, at the Four Days in May (FDiM) Dayton QRP gathering, I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Blanchard (K1YPP) and his wife, Jane, as Blanchard signed copies of his book, Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the … Continue reading

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New England QRP Club “QRP Afield” this Saturday!

This coming Saturday, the 15th, is the third Saturday of September and that means it’s time for the New England QRP Club’s annual QRP Afield event! http://newenglandqrp.org/afield QRP Afield is one of the best QRP field events in the calendar. Hit … Continue reading

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A Grocery Store Find — a Portable QRP Station Bag!

I found an almost perfect bag for carrying a small QRP transceiver, simple antenna, and accessories yesterday in our local Aldi grocery store. The bag (photo) is manufactured by “Adventure Essentials”, is described as an insulated lunch bag, is available … Continue reading

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An External Battery for the KX1

NOTE: I am embarrassed to admit that I made a significant error in my original measurement methodology and the numbers originally listed below were inaccurate. I’ve redone all the measurements and the text and tables below reflect the corrected measurements. … Continue reading

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Elecraft KX3 Tops Sherwood Engineering’s Receiver Test Data

Wow–the Elecraft KX3 has some serious ears! Most impressive, Elecraft!

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A QRP Family Holiday on Prince Edward Island, Canada

This year, during our family’s summer holiday, I’m enjoying the hospitality of Prince Edward Island, Canada (hence, the lack of recent posts on QRPer).  This is our family’s second visit to the maritime island, and each time we’ve been  fortunate … Continue reading

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