Category Archives: News

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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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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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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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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K-5589: Attempting rare POTA activation Tuesday

If you’re involved with the Parks On The Air program, you may be interested in a park I plan to activate on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. I plan to activate K-5589, Seneca State Forest in West Virginia. I thought I’d … 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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