Tag Archives: QRP

QRP Activities at Shelby Hamfest

Many thanks to Bill (W4SFV) who shares the following announcement: QRP advocate Bill Minikiewicz, of Breadboard Radio, will present a talk on QRP at this years Shelby Hamfest. Although the presentation will focus on the why and how of QRP … Continue reading

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micro-BITX: a homebrew general coverage SSB/CW QRP transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following: Farhan VU2ESE Does It Again! http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/ubitx/ubitx.html A compact 10 watts, easy to build, general coverage SSB/CW transceiver for HF bands Homebrewers have traditionally avoided making multiband transceivers as they can get extremely … Continue reading

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Ham takes SOTA activation to new level

(Source: Southgate ARC) Amateur takes unusual route to SOTA Colin Evans, M1BUU, from near Haworth, West Yorkshire attained SOTA Mountain Goat on Saturday 28th January on the summit of Whernside, G/NP-004. Colin took rather an unusual approach to his activation … Continue reading

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Kickstarter: HobbyPCB 5 Watt SDR starting at $239

Many thanks to Jim Veatch (WA2EUJ) who shares the following: HobbyPCB is offering their RS-HFIQ 5W SDR on Kickstarter starting at $239. Check it out here:

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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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NPOTA: Activating the Carl Sandburg home (NS07) today

I am planning to activate the Carl Sandburg Home (NS07) for National Parks on the Air today. I should start sometime between UPDATE (17:00-18:00) UTC and operating for about one hour. I’ll be SSB/QRP on 14286 and possibly 7286 kHz … Continue reading

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Scott’s Elecraft KX3 Go-Box

[Note: this article was originally posted on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post.] Many thanks to Scott (AK5SD) who shares the following photos and bill of materials for his custom Elecraft KX3 go-box: Bill of materials The panel was … Continue reading

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OpenQRP transceiver available in the UK

Graham Smith (G3ZOD) writes: “Kanga Products (UK) provided the first Open QRP 40m transceiver kits at the UK National Hamfest on 27/28th September. http://www.kanga-products.co.uk/index.php/openqrp-transceiver The kit is priced at £89 (GBP) and has an LCD display and front panel controls … Continue reading

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LNR Precision introduces the FX-4: a four band CW/SSB transceiver

I saw a prototype of the FX-4 at the Dayton Hamvention this year. Initial impressions are that it is well-built and easily back-packable. I will see about reviewing the LNR FX-4 after they become available. Many thanks to Chris (K4RCH) … Continue reading

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