Category Archives: News

EQUINOX: A novel that blends sci-fi with ham radio

Note that the following is a cross-post from my other radio blog, The SWLing Post: Many thanks to SWLing Post reader and author, DM Barrett (N4ECW), who recently shared the following press release which features his latest book: FOR IMMEDIATE … Continue reading

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The CR Kits FT8 DSB Transceiver: Some preliminary information

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes: Adam BD6CR of CR Kits is getting close to releasing the FT8 DSB Transceiver. Below is some preliminary information: D4D: A simple QRP transceiver for FT8 Adam Rong, BD6CR D4D stands for DSB … Continue reading

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The ALT-512: A new general coverage QRP transceiver

Note: The following has been cross-posted from our other radio site, the SWLing Post. There’s a new QRP transceiver on the market: the twelve band ALT-512 by Aerial-51. At first glance, you’ll see a similarity between the ALT-512 and the … Continue reading

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New Product: Kev-Flex Stealth Kevlar Antenna Wire

My good friend David Cripe (NMOS) has recently informed me about a new product he’s offering to the radio community via his eBay store: Kev-Flex Stealth Kevlar Antenna Wire. Kev-Flex looks like a superb option for field antennas of all … Continue reading

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A Simple and Low Cost FT8 Transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Adam Rong BD6CR has designed a simple DSB Transceiver for FT8. Crystals are available for 7.074 MHz. and 14.070 MHz (which can be “pulled” with a trimmer to 14.074 MHz). Using only 4 … Continue reading

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FCC invites comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal

(Source: Southgate ARC) The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and … Continue reading

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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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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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