Category Archives: Product Announcements

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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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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Hamvention: Palstar announces the TR-30

I was more than surprised to find Palstar showcasing a transceiver at the 2013 Hamvention. Palstar is well-known for their tuners and their receiver, the R30A, but they have never sold a transceiver to my knowledge. As you can see … Continue reading

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TEN-TEC Introduces the Model 506 Rebel: an open-source QRP transceiver

Today, at the QRP ARCI convention–Four Days In May–TEN-TEC will announce a new QRP transceiver based upon a completely different platform than any others rigs they have in production: a QRP radio, built on the chipKIT™ Uno32™ (Arduino-based software) to … Continue reading

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David Cripe’s NM0S Cyclone 40 Meter Transceiver kit

Readers, I just received this release: A new kit from the Four State QRP Group and David Cripe (NM0S) Arising from Dave’s entry in QRP ARCI’s 72 Part Challenge Design Contest in 2010, the Cyclone 40 is an enhanced version … Continue reading

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