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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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Sneak peek: Ten-Tec Model 539 Argonaut VI and Model 418 Amplifier at FDiM and Hamvention

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see the new Argonaut VI and Model 418 100 Watt amplifier up close and even operate them. Though I’ll keep my comments short–I have a l o n g day at the Hamvention ahead … Continue reading

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The Ten-Tec Argonaut VI: the Model 539 QRP transceiver follows the legend (while we follow the spec sheet!)

I well remember first speaking with a Ten-Tec rep at the Ten-Tec Hamfest last year when the company first displayed the concept Model 539 transceiver, which was beginning to generate enormous interest.  After viewing it, I casually asked the representative … 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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OzarkCon QRP Conference April 13-14, 2012

OzarkCon is a fun and informative QRP conference held every year in Branson, Missouri. This year, the conference is being held at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center on April 13 and 14th. Registration and room rates are very reasonable. You can … Continue reading

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Another CME Earth-bound!

Even the Wall Street Journal picked up on the latest solar flare–the biggest in 5 years–which is headed towards Earth: WASHINGTON—The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that … Continue reading

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Catch AA0RQ’s Solar-Powered QRPp beacon

You might want to let your viewers of your nice web site know that on 10133.56kHz AA0RQ/b is on the air…30mw at night and 100mw during the day and solar powered. Thanks for the suggestion, Bill! I would also encourage … Continue reading

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The Das DereLicht QRP transmitter–A bright idea

Make Magazine’s blog recently featured the Das DereLicht–a QRP transmitter made almost entirely from the electronic components found in within a CFL Bulb. The transmitter, was designed by Michael J. Rainey (AA1TJ) who was inspired while changing a defective CFL … Continue reading

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Work a satellite–QRP style

Clint Bradford, K6LCS, recently posted a link to his website on the HF Pack group. He has a great article about working satellites AO-51 and SO-50 from low power rigs. QRP HF rigs like the Yaesu FT-817–which have VHF/UHF–are ideal … Continue reading

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