Category Archives: Reviews

My favorite ham radio apps for iOS and Android

In November 2013, The Monitoring Times magazine published an overview of my favorite ham radio and shortwave radio apps for iOS and Android smart phones/tablets. I just posted the full article on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post. Since … 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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Yamaha CM500 Headphones on sale: you need a set

Probably one of the most cost-effective ham radio purchases I’ve ever made was a pair of Yamaha CM500 headphones. My buddy Dave Anderson (K4SV) first told me about them as he prefers them to much pricier models he’s owned. The … Continue reading

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A review of Ten-Tec’s Argonaut VI QRP transceiver, Model 539

And now, what we’ve all been waiting for:  the Ten-Tec Argonaut VI has finally hit the market.   Manufacturer Ten-Tec has already begun shipping the new units–I hear they’ve already sold out the first production run.  For the past two months, … Continue reading

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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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