Category Archives: Portable

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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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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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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Initial impressions of the ALT-512 QRP transceiver

(Note: This is a cross-post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post.) So the ALT-512 QRP SDR transceiver has landed at SWLing Post HQ. This little rig is on loan from Aerial-51 and I’ll be spending the next month … 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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The CommRadio CTX-10 has landed

[Note: This is a cross post from my other radio blog, the SWLing Post.] Yesterday, UPS delivered a much-anticipated package: the CTX-10 QRP transceiver from CommRadio. CommRadio dispatched this loaner CTX-10 for evaluation and I’m excited to get my hands … Continue reading

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