Category Archives: Ham Radio

Transceivers, portables and foldable solar panels: our Virtual Radio Challenge II responses

Three weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. You were tasked to … Continue reading

Posted in Ham Radio, How To, News, Portable Radio, Preparedness, Reader Challenges, Shortwave Radio, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Guest Post: Anil reviews the FiFi-SDR receiver kit 2.0

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil Raj, for sharing his review of the FiFi-SDR receiver kit 2.0: The perfect radio for business travellers? I travel regularly, or should I say commute between Europe and Asia, and have been on the … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Posts, Ham Radio, New Products, News, Reviews, Shortwave Radio, Software Defined Radio, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Sherwood Engineering ranks the Flex -6700 SDR

Rob Sherwood has now tested and ranked the new FlexRadio Systems 6700 transceiver on his benchmark receiver test data page.  The ‘6700 tops the list when sorted by third-order dynamic range, narrow spaced. Click here to view the results.

Posted in Ham Radio, New Products, News, Software Defined Radio | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reminder: Virtual Radio Challenge II

We’ve received some brilliant, creative entries in the Virtual Radio Challenge II: your opportunity to piece together the best $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. To participate in this challenge, simply comment … Continue reading

Posted in Ham Radio, Reader Challenges, Shortwave Radio, What's On Shortwave | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stack Exchange radio Q&A site

London Shortwave writes: I’ve just discovered that there is an Amateur Radio equivalent of the StackOverflow website (a Q&A website for programmers where answers are upvoted/downvoted according to a number of strict guidelines, ensuring answer relevance and quality). http://ham.stackexchange.com After … Continue reading

Posted in Ham Radio, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

How shortwaves keep you young…

Remember our recent posts about Dave Richard’s homebrew regenerative receiver? If so, you can imagine the laugh I had yesterday when I viewed this latest creation by the infamous Jeff Murray (K1NSS): “Short Wave & Prosper”–? I have to agree!  And I’m completely in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ham Radio, News, Radios, SWLers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News from the Tokyo Ham Fair 2014

Many thanks to Dave (N9EWO) for compiling news on the newly introduced SDR TRX-305 SSB 5 Watt Transceiver modular kit, AOR AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver, Yaesu FT-991, Icom IC-7850 flagship transceiver, and much more. Click here for details on Dave’s Radio News page.

Posted in Ham Radio, New Products, News, Radios | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment