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16th October 2014

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Rockmite Revival

QRPme has unveiled their new version of (K1SWL Dave Benson) Small Wonder Labs popular Rockmite transceiver series, complete with custom cases in different color schemes. The Rockmite ][ array can be viewed here.

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14th October 2014

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Show me your QSL, and I’ll tell you who you are

Well, Jeff K1NSS has done it again. Just came across another one of his QSL designs - this one for QRP ARCI’s Steve Fletcher - and it’s fab! If you’re still dusting off those banal, old American Eagle QSL cards from the 70’s, maybe it’s time to have Jeff work on a design to tell your amateur story….  @K1NSS

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6th October 2014

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12m QRP DXCC Success! Thanks to cooperative conditions, I was able to hit the mark this weekend via QSO’s with Australia, Guatemala, Balaeric Islands, Panama and Samoa. That makes 5 band QRP DXCC. Now to finish of 30m (4 shy)….

12m QRP DXCC Success! Thanks to cooperative conditions, I was able to hit the mark this weekend via QSO’s with Australia, Guatemala, Balaeric Islands, Panama and Samoa. That makes 5 band QRP DXCC. Now to finish of 30m (4 shy)….

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3rd October 2014

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N2F Special Event - National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week special event station N2F will be QRV October 5-11, 2014.

The N2F operators are part of the Siemens US FIre Safety Amateur Radio Club - KF2IRE

N3F, N4F, and N9F will also be QRV at the same time.

Preferred frequencies will be in the General band segments.

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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.

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16th July 2014

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Yesterday’s /m WSPR beacon results. Ultimate 2 beacon @ 100mW, GPS module for time/locator, Elecraft T1 tuner, Larsen 5/8 2m.

Yesterday’s /m WSPR beacon results. Ultimate 2 beacon @ 100mW, GPS module for time/locator, Elecraft T1 tuner, Larsen 5/8 2m.

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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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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

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16th April 2014

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

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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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1st November 2013

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Halloween in Hell.  Boo!

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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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