Category Archives: Product Announcements

The new Splinter II kit from Breadboard Radio

I’ve just learned that Bill (W4FSV) has cooked up a new QRPp receiver / transmitter kit at Breadboard Radio: the Splinter II. In his blog, Bill mentions some of his first contacts on the Splinter II: “I have never been to … Continue reading

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The Ten-Tec Patriot: an open-source SSB/CW/Digital transceiver

Today at the QRP ARCI conference, Four Days in May, Ten-Tec is showing off their latest open-source transceiver: the Model 507 Patriot. Building on the concepts behind the Model 506 Rebel, released last year, the Patriot is open-source and firmly … Continue reading

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Elecraft announces the new PX3 Panadapter

Last Friday, if you were lucky enough to attend the Visalia DX Convention, you would have seen the debut of Elecraft’s new KX3 accessory, the PX3 Panadapter. (Many thanks to Eric (WD8RIF) and Michael (KD9AUR) for the tip!) The compact PX3 … Continue reading

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W1SFR offers an array of products for the QRPer

Steve Roberts (W1SFR) has recently informed me about his new website, KX3helper.com where he sells an array of products for QRPers. Steve’s product line includes: KX3/KX1 Helper: A foam stand lined with non-slip material to hold the KX3 at a high … Continue reading

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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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OpenQRP kit now available in North America

Many thanks to Graham (G3ZOD) who writes: The OpenQRP 40m CW Transceiver kit is now available for delivery to the USA and Canada from OpenQRP.com (USA) at $150.00 plus $10.00 shipping (USD). This provides around 6 to 8 Watts output at 13.5 … Continue reading

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OpenQRP transceiver available in the UK

Graham Smith (G3ZOD) writes: “Kanga Products (UK) provided the first Open QRP 40m transceiver kits at the UK National Hamfest on 27/28th September. http://www.kanga-products.co.uk/index.php/openqrp-transceiver The kit is priced at £89 (GBP) and has an LCD display and front panel controls … 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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HackRF: an open source SDR transceiver

[From my shortwave radio blog...] Michael Ossmann is making a business out of developing and producing open-source hardware. His latest creation is called HackRF, and in less than a day, it has been fully backed on Kickstarter raising over $290,000 US … Continue reading

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Elecraft taking orders for the KXPA100; a portable 100 watt amplifier with built-in ATU

(Source: Elecraft) June 17, 2013 Now accepting orders for the Elecraft KXPA100 100 W Amplifier We have received FCC certification and are putting on the finishing touches and performing our field test on the KXPA100. We’re now taking orders for … Continue reading

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