Author Archives: Thomas Witherspoon

Any advice on super portable paddles?

I recently acquired a Mountain Topper MTR-3B from LnR Precision. So far, I really love this amazing little 3 band rig. I’m looking for a set of portable paddles to put in the activation kit with the MTR-3B. My go … Continue reading

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Upping my CW pile-up game with Morse Runner

Note: The following post also appears on our sister site, the SWLing Post. I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve been practicing my CW (Morse Code) skills in an effort to build confidence to do a Parks On The … Continue reading

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Adding CW mode to the EA3GCY DB4020 Dual-band 40 and 20M QRP Transceiver Kit (Part 2)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Frank (ON6UU), who shares the following guest post which expands upon his previous DB4020 article: The EA3GCY DB4020 transceiver now has CW mode by Frank Lagaet (ON6UU) After telling you all about the DB4020 … Continue reading

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Frank builds the EA3GCY DB4020 Dual-band 40 and 20M QRP SSB Transceiver Kit

The following article first appeared on our sister site, the SWLing Post: Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Frank (ON6UU), who shares the following guest post: Building EA3GCY’s DB4020 QRP Transceiver kit by Frank Lagaet (ON6UU) In May, I discovered … Continue reading

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Snagging two state game lands in three days for Parks On The Air

The following article first appeared on our sister site, the SWLing Post. You might have noticed from recent posts, I’ve been on a bit of a POTA (Parks On The Air) kick lately. I’ve been enjoying taking the Xiegu G90 … Continue reading

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An impromptu Parks On The Air (POTA) activation with the Xiegu G90

Note: The following is a cross-post from the SWLing Post. Yesterday, I was in my hometown helping my parents with a few projects. Around noon, I realized that I had a good four hour window of free time–a true rarity … Continue reading

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First time in the field with the Xiegu G90 QRP transceiver

(Note: this post first appeared on our sister site, the SWLing Post.) Earlier this week, I took delivery of a new Xiegu G90 general coverage QRP transceiver. I’m reviewing this portable rig for The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Although this Chinese manufacturer … Continue reading

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The Yaesu FT-70G: Where the FT line met Milcom

Note: this is a cross-post from the SWLing Post. Earlier today, I stumbled upon a very unique transceiver in Universal Radio archives: the Yaesu FT-70G. Here’s the description from Universal: The Yaesu FT-70G is a portable HF transceiver covering 2 to … Continue reading

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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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