Author Archives: Thomas Witherspoon

QCX+ QRP tranceiver video by Hans

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following video from QRP Labs with a detailed overview of the new QCX+ transceiver: Click here to view on YouTube.

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QRP Labs new QCX+ QRP CW/WSPR transceiver kit

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Hi Thomas, QRP Labs has just announced the QCX+ which as the name implies is an upgraded version of the very popular QCX line of transceivers To date almost 10,000 kits have been … Continue reading

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Missing Hamvention? Yeah, me too.

Note that I originally published this post on the SWLing Post: If we weren’t all in the midst of a global pandemic, today I would be at the first day of the 2020 Hamvenion in Xenia, OH. Since I would … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 International Availability

(Icom Press Release) Icom Inc. will begin to ship the IC-705, a new all mode portable transceiver covering HF, VHF and UHF, for the Japan domestic market from the middle of June 2020. Shipments of the IC-705 for international markets … Continue reading

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FCC is crystal clear: Remote ham radio licensing exams are absolutely permitted

Note: This post was first published on our sister site, the SWLing Post. In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, amateur radio VECs in the US have been experimenting with remote testing sessions–meaning, administering ham radio license exams via real-time … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2020 has been cancelled

Many thanks to Harald Kuhl (DL1ABJ), who shares the following announcement from Ham Radio Friedrichshafen: Radio silence due to coronavirus COVID-19: Ham Radio not taking place as planned 15.04.2020 Friedrichshafen – Due to current developments in regard to the spread … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 delivery delayed

Please note this is a cross-post from our sister site, the SWLing Post. Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans, who writes: As you’d expect, Icom has formally delayed the delivery schedule of the IC-705. Here’s the announcement from … Continue reading

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Silent Key: Marshall Emm (N1FN) owner of Morse Express, Oak Hills Research and Ameco

Many thanks to Dennis (K2DCD) who shares the following from the Fireflies QRP Group: We are sad to announce that Marshall Emm, N1FN – long time QRP advocate, owner of Morse Express, Oak Hills Research and Ameco – is a … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 demo and pricing

Many thanks to QRPer, Pete (WB9FLW), who shares the following sneak peek video of the new IC-705 transceiver from Amateur Logic TV with guest Ray Novak from Icom America: Pete also notes that Ham Radio Outlet’s price has been announced … Continue reading

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Draft of new ARRL HF Bandplans

(Source: Southgate ARC) The HF Bandplanning committee has been looking at the HF digital mode segments and has issued a new draft bandplan In their report the committee say: “Conflicts have surfaced about interference among digital segments of HF bandplans.  … Continue reading

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