Ten-Tec is discounting their 1380 and 1330 QRP kits for the holiday season. They’ve also extended their discount on the R4030 QRP tranceiver (details below).
The 1380 and 1330 QRP transceiver kits, which are regularly priced at $124.00, are $99.00 through Christmas. These are great QRP kits and many are used on the air daily and in QRP contests. It is great fun to work 80 meter QRP in the winter months, so order yours today. http://www.tentec.com/products/80-Meter-QRP-Transceiver-Kit.html
The R4030 transceiver is still at $188.00 from their list of $249.00 and this price will continue through Christmas. This is a great trail friendly QRP transceiver with lots of features like an LCD frequency readout display, cw memories and much more. This is a great price for a full-featured QRP rig. Read more about the R4030 at http://www.tentec.com/products/Sale-Price!-Two-Band-CW-QRP-Transceiver-%252d-40-%252d-30-Meters.html
Doug Hendricks holding a Ft. Tuthill transceiver
Another very active table at the Dayton Hamvention and Four Days in May is that of Hendricks QRP Kits.
Doug Hendricks (pictured right) and his team produce some amazing, affordable QRP kits that fill many a niche in the shack. Below, I have photos of a small selection of their offerings at the Hamvention. Note that all of these kits are available on the Hendricks QRP Kits website.
Many of Hendrick’s kits are suitable for beginners. If you’re in doubt about your kit building skills, simply contact the folks at Hendricks and they’ll help guide you to the right kit.
This meter sounds like a fun and useful project. Purchase one here–all proceeds benefit OzarkCon! Details below:
(Source: Terry, WAØITP with The Four State QRP Group, via QRP-L)
The Four State QRP Group is pleased to announce a new kit, the QRPometer, a sensitive and accurate power/swr meter designed by David Cripe, NMØS. Complete specifications, assembly manual, and ordering information can be found here ttp://www.wa0itp.com/qrpom.html
PayPal is accepted.
The range of accurate power easurement extends down to a low 100 milliwatts. This kit was conceived to fill a need within the hobby for an inexpensive, highly accurate RF power and VSWR meter for QRP power levels. With it’s large digital display it makes a very useful addition to your shack.
The QRPometer uses simple analog signal-processing circuitry to provide a set of essential measurement features not previously available in a single unit. High quality, double sided,
printed circuit board construction is used, with solder mask and silk screened component reference designators.
All components are through-hole for easy assembly. NO toroids are required, and all controls and jacks are PCB mounted. The QRPometer can be constructed by beginners as well as experienced builders. Construction time is approximately 3 hours, depending on experience level. The only equipment required for calibration is a digital voltmeter, and a QRP transmitter..
All proceeds go to fund OzarkCon. As always, thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group. http://www.4sqrp.com/
UPDATE: See comments–first run of these kits sold out within 27 hours! More to come later.
Hendricks QRP Kits has announced that they will have a prototype of a new CW transceiver kit, designed by Steve Weber (KD1JV), at their Pacificon booth this year. Features of this transceiver include:
- Dual Band – you get to pick 2 bands (anything from 160M-15M) when you order
- Built-in keyer
- Digital readout
- Tuning knob
- DDS VFO
- A custom powder coated and punched case with a bright red top and an antique white base
Hendricks has not announced a price yet, but they plan to keep it very competitive. Their goal is to have the kits in production in time for Christmas. What a great stocking stuffer!
I will post more information on QRPer as it becomes available.