Author Archives: k4swl

Now available: WSJT-X 2.0 full release

(Source: Southgate ARC via Mike K8RAT) WSJT-X 2.0 full release now available The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard The … Continue reading

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2019 Canadian Parks On The Air event!

(Source: Southgate ARC via K8RAT) RAC supports Canadian National Parks on the Air event Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce its support of the Canadian National Parks on the Air (CNPOTA) event which will be held next year … Continue reading

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Robert talks uBITX and navigating the world of used radio gear

Many thanks to my buddy, Robert Gulley (AK3Q), who shares the following announcement from his blog All Things Radio: I have posted two new articles in the Reviews and How-Tos section. These were both previously published in The Spectrum Monitor magazine earlier this year. The … Continue reading

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The 2019 Lightbulb QSO Party

Many thanks to buddy, David Day (N1DAY), who shares the following announcement from his website: Announcing the 2019 Lightbulb QSO contest, March 9th 20:00 UTC through March 10th 20:00 UTC. We’ve all heard the stories…..Joe Elmer was so good at … Continue reading

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Four State QRP Group announce the Hilltopper 40

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes that the Four State QRP Group is now shipping the Hilltopper 40 transceiver. Here are details from the Four State QRP Group website: Dave Benson K1SWL, founder of the renown Small Wonder Labs, listened … Continue reading

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The HobbyPCB IQ-32: A general coverage portable QRP transceiver with color touch screen now shipping

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following information regarding HobbyPCB’s much-anticipated portable transceiver which is now shipping.  The price is a competitive $529.00. The following information comes from the HobbyPCB website: The IQ32 is 5W output, 80-10M Amateur … Continue reading

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The CommRadio CTX-10 has landed

[Note: This is a cross post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post.] Yesterday, UPS delivered a much-anticipated package: the CTX-10 QRP transceiver from CommRadio. CommRadio dispatched this loaner CTX-10 for evaluation and I’m excited to get my hands … Continue reading

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LnR Precision’s new Sideswiper produced for the Straight Key Century Club

Those of you who are fans of single lever paddles will be pleased to learn that LnR Precision has announced the latest key in their product line: the SKCC Sideswiper. Here’s the description from the product page: The SKCC Sideswiper … Continue reading

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The Elecraft KX3 still impresses

Note: this post was originally publish on my other radio blog, The SWLing Post. I’ve owned my Elecraft KX3 for five years, and this little rig continues to amaze me. In 2013, I gave the KX3 one of the most … Continue reading

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N6QW introduces the Sudden QRP SSB Transceiver

Many thanks to Pete Eaton (WB9FLW) who writes: From the fertile mind of QRP Hall Of Fame Pete N6QW comes a new Radio Project, the Sudden QRP SSB Transceiver. If you have never Scratch Built such a Rig and would like … Continue reading

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