Category Archives: QRP

The uBITX Transceiver: Pricing and more details

Many thanks to Pete Eaton (WB9FLW) who shares pricing and additional information about the uBITX general coverage QRP transceiver: Here are the details, if purchased before Christmas $109 delivered! http://www.hfsignals.com/ From uBITX creator, Ashhar Farhan: 1. The ubitx is now … Continue reading

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CommRadio CTX-10 approved by FCC

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, R. Lewis (KF5GV), who writes: Just noticed on Universal Radio web page the Comm Radio CTX-10 has been approved by the FCC. They are accepting pre-orders on Dec 1. No indication of pricing but hope … Continue reading

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QRP Labs’s $49 QCX 5W single-band transceiver kit

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes: “QRP Labs has just come out with the full feature CW Transceiver Kit for $49.00!” (Source: QRP Labs) The “QCX” is a 5W, single-band, high performance CW transceiver kit with WSPR beacon, and … Continue reading

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Elecraft discontinues the K1 and KX1

After rumors surfaced about the demise of the Elecraft “K1” line, Wayne Burdick (N6KR) made the following announcement on the Elecraft email reflector, specifically mentioning the original K1: We should have made a formal announcement here. Yes, we discontinued it … Continue reading

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BITX40: A Fully Assembled $45 SSB QRP transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Don’t know if you have seen this or not. VU2ESE of BITX20 Fame has just introduced the BITX40. This is a fully assembled and tested SSB Transceiver for $45 including shipping from India! … Continue reading

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NPOTA: Photos from weekend “two-fer” activation of TR10 and PK01

[This post was originally published on my other radio blog, The SWLing Post] As I mentioned in a previous post, what I love about the National Parks On The Air program is that it combines two of my favorite things: … Continue reading

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Build a cardboard stand for the Elecraft KX3

Many thanks to Tomasz Pabich (SP7Q) for sharing his simple Instructables project for the Elecraft KX3: a cardboard stand. Click here to view on Instructables. I love how simple and affordable this project is! Thanks for sharing, Tomasz!

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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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