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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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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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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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2019 Homebrew Heros Award Winner

Many thanks to Pete Eaton who notes that Hans Summers has won the 2019 Homebrew Heroes award. Congratulations, Hans! Click here to view on YouTube.

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QRPGuys new DSB Digital Transceiver kit

Many thanks to QRPer, Pete (WB9FLW), who writes: QRPGuys has just introduced a new Multiband DSB Digital Transceiver for FT8. At $40 it introduces a new price point for such Rigs as it includes band modules for 40/30/20 Meters! For … Continue reading

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From the SWLing Post: A final review of the CommRadio CTX-10 QRP transceiver

The following article was originally posted on my other radio blog, the SWLing Post. Earlier this year I published what I called an “initial” review of the CommRadio CTX-10 QRP transceiver, promising an eventual final review. The reason for this … Continue reading

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Icom Introduces the IC-705 portable QRP transceiver

Note: this is a cross-post from our other radio blog, the SWLing Post. This weekend at Tokyo’s Ham Fair 2019, Icom announced an innovative transceiver to their line-up: the Icom IC-705 QRP transceiver. The IC-705 introduces several industry firsts for … Continue reading

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The Discovery TX-500 QRP Transceiver

Please note: This is a cross-post from our other radio site, the SWLing Post. Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Vlad, who shares some images and a video of a new QRP transceiver in development: the Discovery TX-500 by a … Continue reading

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Initial impressions of the Mission RGO One 50 watt transceiver

On Monday, I took the new Mission RGO One transceiver to the field and attempted a POTA (Parks On The Air) activation. I just published a detailed post including a number of RGO One photos on my other radio blog, … Continue reading

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