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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!

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14th July 2014

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WSPR-a-go-go!

First mobile WSPR! Ultimate 2 w/T1 tuner helping out the 5/8wave Larsen 2m mag mount. Nearly 6000km - not bad!
                   Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2014-07-14 23:42 KQ2RP 14.097197 -28 0 FN20 0.1 ON7KO JO21ce 5949 50

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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.

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3rd July 2014

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Begali 60th Anniversary Key - SPECIAL EDITION 2014

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

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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!

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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!

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20th March 2014

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Yuri Gagarin SE Stations

http://cqham.kz/cqgc/kedr/index_en.htm

Plenty of variants throughout former Soviet Union block:




UP80KEDRUP80KEDR UP1KEDRUP1KEDR UP0KEDRUP0KEDR RU80KEDRSpecial call on the 80 anniversary of Yuri Gagarin ,Chief operator - Oleg Chernozemov Saratov RU RC80KEDR9 Mar - 14 Apr 2014 Special Event call sign Obninsk UP2KEDRUP2KEDR UP4KEDRUP4KEDR RA80KEDRAndrey Bondarenko Korolyov MO RT80KEDRClub Station Cosmonaut`s Training Center Star City, Moskovskaya oblast 141160 UP5KEDRUP5KEDR RV80KEDRThe Parachute Training Center in Kirzhach commemorated to Yuri Gagarin 80th birthday Vladimir YR80KEDRLAUR NEACSU BACAU UP6KEDRUP6KEDR UP3KEDRUP3KEDR UP7KEDRUP7KEDR RK80KEDRSiberian Aerospace Academy CSDX-Club station RW0A Krasnoyarsk RG80KEDRIgor Gagarin Smolensk Oblast ER80KEDRClub station ARM ER1KAA KISHINEV RS80KEDRRS3A 09.03 - 14.04.2014 80 years since the birth of Yury Gagarin Moscow RO80KEDRYuri Gagarin, 80th Anniversary SES Arkhangelsk Region



















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16th March 2014

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Run For The Bacon Tonight!

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Flying Pigs QRP Club

Run For The Bacon QRP CW Sprint. 

East coast - 9:00 to 11:00 PM local time
Midwest - 8:00 to 10:00 PM local time
Rockies - 7:00 to 9:00 PM local time
West coast - 6:00 to 8:00 PM local time

Rules can be found here:
http://fpqrp.org/pigrun/

72 & OO,

kQ2RP

FP#2677

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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.

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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)

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20th November 2013

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Happy Birthday to the Analog Man!

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Happy Birthday WB6ACU!

http://youtu.be/il1Byvn_vMA

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30th October 2013

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Ultimate 3 QRSS Beacon Sheds New Light →

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Hans Summers’ Ultimate 2 QRSS Kit (which I’ve maintained is the most fun you can have legally in ham radio for $25 + shipping) has received a much-desired upgrade.

The upcoming Ultimate 3 will sport a cool new blue backlit LCD! This will make things much easier on my aging eyes in the dark, dank, spiderwebbed corner of the basement that is my shack.

For those not familiar, check out the page and read through the operating manual to see what can be done (WSPR, FSKCW, CW, Hell, etc.) with this little gem of a kit. I can’t stress enough how much of a no-brainer purchase this is at this price. The build is quite easy and the fun you’ll have far, far surpasses the cost. Just don’t buy them all before I get mine.

I have the first two generations of Ultimate QRSS Kit and this will be my third. The first (single band 30m) is out making the rounds amongst local hams, and the second has gotten much use in my shack, its 100mW WSPRs heard as much as 15000 km away down under.

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