Tag Archive for QRP

Updates: Ten Tec, Elecraft, 73 Magazine

73

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

MTRv2

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…

Mountain Top Radio 2.0 available for order

mtr_v2

UPDATE: Sold out in 15 hours. Steve KD1JV made his latest kit available for sale last night. The MTR (Version 2) is $155 postage paid ($165 for DX). This new kit differs from the original MTR in that is a 3-band rig for the builder’s choice of 17, 20, 30, 40 and 80 meters (80m components not included…

Chingrish and “the most cerebral sci-fi film”

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A QRP antenna tuner currently being offered via an Chinese eBay store comes with the following operating instructions: Connect the antenna, day and transceiver is in order, day the TX receiver transmitter, ANT antenna; Sets the transmitter to the CW, AM or FM mode, and the rf output power regulation within the range of 1…

QRP as a religion

balance

I’m sometimes surprised at the emotional involvement with which some people view the participation of others in this hobby. Two prime examples of this are among QRPers. Nowhere else in ham radio does someone so easily take it upon themselves to tell others how to operate. The examples: There is a prevailing thought among many…

Submariners and QRP

dolphins

I don’t have the necessary statistics to determine if there is a correlation between ex-Navy hams who enjoy QRP operation and who were submariners. What I do know is that there does seem to be an inordinate number of QRPers who, in a past life, did their Navy time under the water as opposed to…