Category Archives: QRP

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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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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W1SFR’s New Portable Torsion Bar Key

(Source: W1SFR) New Portable Torsion Bar Key Announced by W1SFR Jan 12, 2016—Sudbury, VT Many of you know W1SFR from the End Fed random wire antennas that have become very popular with QRP ops around the world. The antenna design … Continue reading

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Upcoming QRP Field Event:
“Freeze Your B___ Off”, Saturday, February 6

The Arizona ScQRPions (link) annual winter QRP sprint, “Freeze Your B___ Off“, happens on Saturday, February 6 this year. FYBO is an event in which QRPers are encouraged to take their stations afield in the winter, and the colder it is … Continue reading

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New kit by NM0S: the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler

(Via the SWLing Post) Dave Cripe (NM0S) has designed yet another QRP kit for the 4 State QRP Group: the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler. Description (per Four State QRP Group): This excellent random wire antenna tuner is the classic T-Match design which is … Continue reading

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RadioShack liquidation sales

[Note: This post was originally published on my shortwave radio blog, the SWLing Post.] One of my local RadioShack stores is closing and liquidating all of the merchandise and store fixtures. I’ve visited the store twice and found that the best … Continue reading

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Adam’s Yaesu FT-817ND Go Kit

Adam (KJ6HOT) writes: “Just wanted to pass on a link to a few videos I put together in case you’d like to share them, especially the Yaesu FT-817ND kit I put together.” Adam has also posted some SOTA activation videos … Continue reading

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The KX3 helper: a simple, effective non-slip pad

I recently purchased the KX3 helper from W1SFR and can report that I’ve been very pleased with this simple, affordable, non-slip tilt pad. While I like the built-in tilt legs on the KX3, I prefer slightly more angle on my desktop.  The … Continue reading

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TX Factor: a brilliant Ham Radio show from the UK

Without a doubt, this is one of the best produced Ham Radio shows I’ve ever seen. I eagerly await TX Factor’s next episode. Click here to view TX Factor’s website. Thanks for the tip, WD8RIF!

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A KX3 Build

I recently built an Elecraft KX3 kit and took photographs of the process as I went along. Your host of QRPer.com, K4SWL, thought others would benefit from seeing how simple the process of building a KX3 really is. My thoughts … Continue reading

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