Tag Archives: Ham Radio

Happy Thanksgiving: “Mike” on Ham Radio

Many thanks to Ray Novak for sharing this video from the ABC series Last Man Standing: Happy Thanksgiving to all (even if you’re not State side)! And, please, savor your ham. -K4SWL

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An External Battery for the KX1

NOTE: I am embarrassed to admit that I made a significant error in my original measurement methodology and the numbers originally listed below were inaccurate. I’ve redone all the measurements and the text and tables below reflect the corrected measurements. … Continue reading

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2012 Fort Tuthill QRP Conference July 26-28

(Source: John Stevens, K5JS, via QRP-L) It’s time once again to join the Arizona ScQRPions at the annual Fort Tuthill QRP Conference in mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona!! Spend the weekend camping with us at a cool 7500′ playing radio and listening to our … Continue reading

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A QRP Family Holiday on Prince Edward Island, Canada

This year, during our family’s summer holiday, I’m enjoying the hospitality of Prince Edward Island, Canada (hence, the lack of recent posts on QRPer).  This is our family’s second visit to the maritime island, and each time we’ve been  fortunate … Continue reading

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Flex-Radio introduces the Flex 6000 “game changer” and takes pre-orders at the Hamvention

Today, at the Dayton Hamvention, Flex-Radio Systems will introduce their newest transceiver, the Flex 6000. I have read through the preliminary specs and it does promise to be a game changer as they implied in earlier teaser ads. From their … Continue reading

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FlexRadio Systems announces a “game changer”

This year at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention, FlexRadio Systems will be joining the line-up of manufacturers introducing new products.  On the FlexRadio front page, they’ve posted the following graphics along with the promise of more to come.  It’s a Dayton … Continue reading

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Kenwood publishes first photo of the Kenwood TS-990S

When you open your June 2012 issue of QST, you will find that Kenwood has published a photo and ad (see below) of their new TS-990S in advance of Dayton. We also know a few specs/features: Full HF bands and … Continue reading

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The ultimate Field Day tent?

Power Film Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of thin, flexible solar modules.  The company designs, manufactures and retails their products in Ames, Iowa–a quality made-in-USA product. Last year, at the Dayton Hamvention, PFI’s booth was very popular. Why? Their sale … Continue reading

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Vlado’s challenge: home-brewed QRP DXCC

My good friend, Vladimir (Vlado) Karamitrov (N3CZ/ZS6MG) is someone who likes to challenge himself. Perhaps this is why he’s such an accomplished DXer and contester. Recently, at his QTH, he showed me one of his latest projects: a home brewed … Continue reading

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Kenwood press release for the TS-990

Kenwood released the following press release today. I had hoped it would contain more information. We did recently learn about some TS-990 facts, and now, through this Kenwood PR,  we learn that the TS-990 will not see production until late … Continue reading

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