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4th August 2014

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KX3 KeyAPP

Andrea, IU4APC, has added a new companion to her wonderful KX3 Companion App - the KX3 KeyAPP.  A virtual keypad for the Elecraft KX3, with 54 customizable buttons and 5 switches.

http://alphapapacharlie.com/2014/07/29/kx3-keyapp/

Download is available here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iu4apc.kx3keyapp

Tagged: kx3ham radioamateur radioqrp

3rd August 2014

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WSPRs from Maine. Uniques by distance from the KQ2RP portable beacon. Ultimate 2 kit. 100mW into 20m Stub Matched EFHW in pine tree. Battery powered w/ GPS module & antenna for locator/time.

WSPRs from Maine. Uniques by distance from the KQ2RP portable beacon. Ultimate 2 kit. 100mW into 20m Stub Matched EFHW in pine tree. Battery powered w/ GPS module & antenna for locator/time.

Tagged: wspramateur radiohamradio

15th July 2014

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Git Yer Numbaz!

W2LJ Larry shared that the annual Flight of the Bumble Bees and Skeeter Hunt QRP events are fast approaching. You register ahead of time to get a number assigned.  Click here for all the details. Bzzzz!

Tagged: qrpamateur radioham radioamateurradiohamradio

10th July 2014

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Simple, Cheap and Effective DIY Heatsink for KX3 

Andrea IU4APC shows off her very nice homebrew KX3 heatsink solution.

Tagged: kx3ham radioamateur radio

3rd July 2014

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Begali 60th Anniversary Key - SPECIAL EDITION 2014

All stainless. Now taking reservations. No word on pricing.

Tagged: morsemorse codecwham radioamateur radio

25th June 2014

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X108 QRP Transceiver

9 Bands, 1-20W, AM, CW, SSB, 0.5-30MHz wideband RX

http://www.wouxun.us/item.php?item_id=346&category_id=65

Tagged: hamradioamateur radioqrp

21st May 2014

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That’s right….  Check out that monster score…  Don’t mess with me or I’ll drop a 200 on ya!

That’s right….  Check out that monster score…  Don’t mess with me or I’ll drop a 200 on ya!

Tagged: amateur radioham radiovhfvhf/uhf

24th April 2014

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Yours truly will be operating as W1AW/2 (NJ) this evening from 2200-0000z on 20m CW and 0000-0200z on 40m CW. Hit me up!

Yours truly will be operating as W1AW/2 (NJ) this evening from 2200-0000z on 20m CW and 0000-0200z on 40m CW. Hit me up!

Tagged: W1AWham radioamateur radio

16th April 2014

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Author of 300 Zeroes (highly recommended!) - Dennis ‘K1’ (K1YPP) Blanchard’s thoughts on hiking with ham radio.

Tagged: amateur radiohamradioappalacian trail

12th February 2014

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ON6ZQ: SOTA Related Software

Christophe ON6ZQ keeps a nice link page of Summits On The Air related software/apps.

Tagged: SOTAqrpamateur radioamateurradio

27th January 2014

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Koss they’re great value!

Depending upon your need/usage, I can fully recommend any of these headphones for radio use.

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KSC75 - my portable ear clip headphones. Fantastic sound in a small package. Better than earbuds. Comfy.  $10 on Amazon. No-brainer. Buy one pair for your go-kit and one for your mp3 player.

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KXT Pro1 - These inexpensive, comfortable, non-bulky on-ear headphones have a really pleasing sound to me on CW. And you can still hear the phone ring or XYL calling you from upstairs. Small enough to take with you on outings too.  Radio Shack sells these for $16.

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SB45 - Full sized, closed-ear design to keep ambient room noise at bay. Good sound on both phone and CW, comfortable and very good audio reports from the mic with my KX3. I believe there are two versions, one with 3.5mm plugs and one with USB, so make sure you get the right one. $29 on Amazon.

Tagged: amateur radioham radio

21st December 2013

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Ghost of Xmas Past - A Heathkit Apparition on Reddit (link)

Ghost of Xmas Past - A Heathkit Apparition on Reddit (link)

Tagged: amateur radioham radioheathkit