Author Archives: Thomas Witherspoon

On The Air: ARRL’s excellent magazine for newcomers…only available behind their paywall

[Please note: this is a cross-post from our sister site, the SWLing Post.] Today, the ARRL released their new electronic magazine for ham radio newcomers: On The Air. The ARRL describes On The Air‘s mission: “On the Air magazine is … Continue reading

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The uBITX V6 is a power outage companion

QRPer Readers: Please note that the following is a cross-post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post. For more information about the uBITX V6 and a short post about assembling it, check out this post. Yesterday, a weather front … Continue reading

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TK0C 2019 Contest Video

Many thanks to Paul (W4/VP9KF), who shares the following: Having almost become a TK resident, this is one of the best ever contestvideos ever: I recognise their QTH and so wish I’d been there!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this, Paul! An … Continue reading

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Icom IC-705 price and availability

Note: We will update this post as pricing information is confirmed by retailers. This is a cross-post from our other radio blog, the SWLing Post. Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers who have been carefully tracking the price of … Continue reading

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uBITX v6 QRP transceiver now available for $150/$199 US

Many thanks to QRPer, Pete (WB9FLW), who notes that Ashhar Farhan (VU2ESE) has recently announced the availability of the uBITX v 6.0–as Pete notes, “just in time for the Holidays!“ Pete shared the following message from Farhan: Here is what … Continue reading

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Cold War Sports: High-Speed Telegraphy

Many thanks to Paul Evans, who shares the following short radio documentary from the BBC World Service: The end of the Cold War in 1989 spelt the demise of a little-known, but surprisingly popular sport behind the Iron Curtain – high-speed … Continue reading

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