Category Archives: Portable

SOTAbeams new line of radio stands

Many thanks to Graham (G3ZOD) for this tip: SOTAbeams (UK) has a new range of perspex stands for popular QRP CW radios. These include personalized ones with callsign for K1, KX3, FT817, and X1M, and a non-personalized one for KX1, HB-1B, and … Continue reading

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A New Field Event — “Peanut Power Sprint”

The North GA QRP Club gang have added a new annual field event to the amateur radio contest calendar–a field event with an unusual twist. The Peanut Power Sprint is this Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 2000Z to 2200Z. What’s unusual … Continue reading

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LNR Precision introduces the FX-4: a four band CW/SSB transceiver

I saw a prototype of the FX-4 at the Dayton Hamvention this year. Initial impressions are that it is well-built and easily back-packable. I will see about reviewing the LNR FX-4 after they become available. Many thanks to Chris (K4RCH) … Continue reading

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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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