What happened, Ten Tec?

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I’ve decided to forgo a purchase of Ten Tec’s new Argonaut 6 despite their current sale that reduces its price by a significant amount. It was a difficult decision, yet shouldn’t have been. Over the past week I’ve been doing a lot of research on the rig and, the more I learn, the less inspired…

Updates: Ten Tec, Elecraft, 73 Magazine

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Just before Christmas of 2011, Wayne Greene of 73 Magazine released the entire collection of that magazine to the public domain. I posted a convenient way to download those 518 issues and that posting ranks as my all-time highest hit count so I know many hams around the world now have those 17GB of great…

Construction begins on KD1JV’s MTRv2

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Updates to this project will be made in the form of comments (below) to this post rather than as new posts. . With a mix of anticipation and dread I finally began construction of my MTR 2.0 this evening. Prior to beginning I experimented with various methods of soldering on a pair of cheap SMD…

10B-DXCC QRP

Via Wayne N6KR on the Elecraft reflector: I wanted to acknowledge what is, to the best of my knowledge, a unique feat by Don Bush, WA2TPU. He has achieved DXCC (over 100 countries worked) on every ham band from 160-6 meters, excluding 60 meters, running 5 watts or less for all QSOs. He used a…

How to recruit a young potential ham?

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In about three weeks a 13-year old Scout working on his Radio merit badge is going to be visiting my station. We’ve never met but his mother and my wife are co-workers so we do have some common ground. Several days prior to visiting me he will have spent a few hours at a club’s…

Off-topic: QRP automobile

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Forgive me for writing what may seem like an advertisement… I’ve just made a deposit to secure the purchase of my next car – a QRP three-wheeler known as the Elio. It is the antithesis of my Chevy Silverado in just about every way and will be an “also” car rather than a replacement for…