5th August 2014


Android Beacon

It looks like Andrea IU4APC has been busy! Just noticed this QRSS Beacon App in her Android portfolio!


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4th August 2014



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.


Download is available here:


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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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First mobile WSPR beacon report! Ultimate 2 w/T1 tuner helping out the 5/8wave Larsen 2m. 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


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


Run For The Bacon Tonight!


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:

72 & OO,



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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.


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.


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.


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


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

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

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