Author Archives: k4swl

2019 Homebrew Heros Award Winner

Many thanks to Pete Eaton who notes that Hans Summers has won the 2019 Homebrew Heroes award. Congratulations, Hans! Click here to view on YouTube.

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QRPGuys new DSB Digital Transceiver kit

Many thanks to QRPer, Pete (WB9FLW), who writes: QRPGuys has just introduced a new Multiband DSB Digital Transceiver for FT8. At $40 it introduces a new price point for such Rigs as it includes band modules for 40/30/20 Meters! For … Continue reading

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From the SWLing Post: A final review of the CommRadio CTX-10 QRP transceiver

The following article was originally posted on my other radio blog, the SWLing Post. Earlier this year I published what I called an “initial” review of the CommRadio CTX-10 QRP transceiver, promising an eventual final review. The reason for this … Continue reading

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QHR Kits: A QRP kit maker in Spain

Many thanks to Dan Sloss (VK2NAD / KJ7AKC) who writes: G’day, Thank you for the work on your website. I happened across another QRP kit maker and thought you might want to share the link: https://www.qrphamradiokits.com/ All the best, Thanks … Continue reading

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Initial impressions of the ALT-512 QRP transceiver

(Note: This is a cross-post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post.) So the ALT-512 QRP SDR transceiver has landed at SWLing Post HQ. This little rig is on loan from Aerial-51 and I’ll be spending the next month … Continue reading

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Icom Introduces the IC-705 portable QRP transceiver

Note: this is a cross-post from our other radio blog, the SWLing Post. This weekend at Tokyo’s Ham Fair 2019, Icom announced an innovative transceiver to their line-up: the Icom IC-705 QRP transceiver. The IC-705 introduces several industry firsts for … Continue reading

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The Discovery TX-500 QRP Transceiver

Please note: This is a cross-post from our other radio site, the SWLing Post. Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Vlad, who shares some images and a video of a new QRP transceiver in development: the Discovery TX-500 by a … Continue reading

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CW Club lookup for logging programs

Many thanks to Paul Evans (W4/VP9KF) who writes: If you’re using a logging program and you need instant look-up of who is in what CW Club, you can use the following page, which I look after: CW Club Call History … Continue reading

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Initial impressions of the Mission RGO One 50 watt transceiver

On Monday, I took the new Mission RGO One transceiver to the field and attempted a POTA (Parks On The Air) activation. I just published a detailed post including a number of RGO One photos on my other radio blog, … Continue reading

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Elecraft introduces the K4 high-performance direct-sampling SDR

The following is a cross-post from my other website, The SWLing Post: Today we learned about the latest addition to the Elecraft product line, the Elecraft K4. This fills a niche in the Elecraft product line and is certain to … Continue reading

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