Category Archives: Product Announcements

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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Elecraft introduces the K4 high-performance direct-sampling SDR

The following is a cross-post from my other website, The SWLing Post: Today we learned about the latest addition to the Elecraft product line, the Elecraft K4. This fills a niche in the Elecraft product line and is certain to … Continue reading

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FT8 transceiver kit: CR Kits taking orders

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Thomas,Adam of CR Kits is now taking orders for his FT8 Transceiver Kit and the price is very reasonable. From Adam at CR Kits: FT8 transceiver kit Folks,I start to take email order … Continue reading

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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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The HobbyPCB IQ-32: A general coverage portable QRP transceiver with color touch screen now shipping

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who shares the following information regarding HobbyPCB’s much-anticipated portable transceiver which is now shipping.  The price is a competitive $529.00. The following information comes from the HobbyPCB website: The IQ32 is 5W output, 80-10M Amateur … 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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LnR Precision’s new Sideswiper produced for the Straight Key Century Club

Those of you who are fans of single lever paddles will be pleased to learn that LnR Precision has announced the latest key in their product line: the SKCC Sideswiper. Here’s the description from the product page: The SKCC Sideswiper … Continue reading

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