Category Archives: Ham Radio

KX3 Companion App for Android

SWLing Post reader, Neil, writes: “An app specifically made for the Elecraft KX3 is KX3Companion (www.kx3companion.com). There are free and paid versions on Google Play (does not work on Kindle Fire). The same author has created KX3 KeyApp to give … Continue reading

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Radio: “a rare dimension to our human experience”

Regarding Garth Mullins’ radio documentary, SWLing Post reader, David Korchin, comments: “I got my start in a small FM station in Saskatoon—CFMC, doing overnights, then drive, then mornings. Kind of a loose format, and with such a small staff that … Continue reading

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AOR to announce two new products

According to Dave Zantow (N9EWO), AOR plans to announce two new products this year at the Tokyo Ham Radio Fair: the AR-DV1 receiver and the TRX-305 transceiver. For more information, check out the news section onDave’s website.

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Ken’s favorite QSL card

Regarding memorable QSL cards, SWLing Post reader, Ken Carr comments: “I received my favorite QSL card many years ago as a result of a random contact. I was just starting out in ham radio when I logged a QSO [contact] … Continue reading

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It’s Field Day weekend: find a local event, have fun

If you live in North America and have an interest in becoming a ham radio operator, this is The Weekend to check out what amateur radio is all about, and meet local radio enthusiasts.  It’s Field Day. What is Field Day? … Continue reading

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Looking for a weekend radio project? Check out MakeRF

This year, at the 2014 Dayton Hamvention, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of SWLing Post readers–truly a highlight for me at the convention. One of the readers I met was Mike Gualtieri (KB3TKG). Mike and I had a … Continue reading

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The best general coverage transceivers for shortwave listening

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Like many amateur radio operators, I became interested in HF radio because of my real passion for shortwave radio listening. During my first fifteen years as an … Continue reading

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