Category Archives: Ham Radio

SPROUT SSTV and Digitalker Every Sunday

AMSAT-UK Announces SSTV Activity Every Sunday Slow Scan TV (SSTV) images in Scottie 1 format will be transmitted from the SPROUT satellite every Sunday (Japanese Standard Time) on 437.600 MHz FM (+/- 9 kHz Doppler shift). The Digitalker will also … Continue reading

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Dave’s Sproutie SPT Beacon

Dave Richards (AA7EE), has just published a brilliant post about his new beacon: the Sproutie SPT Beacon. Click here to read Dave’s post with detailed instructions for building your own low power, legal beacon! Dave’s beacon is located on 13,558 kHz–he would … Continue reading

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eBay: Mario considers the Time Out Radio Bench

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mario Filippi (N2HUN), who writes: Hi Thomas, For hams and SWLs that have a lot of clutter, a great idea, reminds me of a foot stool that has been re-purposed for radio buffs. Nice … Continue reading

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Scott’s Elecraft KX3 Go-Box

Many thanks to Scott (AK5SD) who shares the following photos and bill of materials for his custom Elecraft KX3 go-box: Bill of materials The panel was custom laser cut by Front Panel Express. I have the CAD file and I’m … Continue reading

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New kit by NM0S: the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler

Dave Cripe (NM0S) has designed yet another QRP kit for the 4 State QRP Group: the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler. Description (per Four State QRP Group): This excellent random wire antenna tuner is the classic T-Match design which is known for wide matching … Continue reading

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The BaoFeng UV-5R is tougher than the $25 price tag implies

I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a handheld radio snob. I don’t own many HT transceivers, but the ones I do own are manufactured by the “big three”–namely, Yaesu, Kenwood and Icom. For ages, these three companies dominated the … Continue reading

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Reminder: Share a photo of your shack or listening post for a chance to win a Grundig G2

The November 1st deadline for our latest Reader Challenge is approaching! In exchange for sharing a photo of your favorite listening post or your radio shack with the SWLing Post community, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Grundig G2 portable … Continue reading

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