Category Archives: New Products

Latest version of DXtreme Reception Log now available for download

I just received the following note from SWLing Post sponsor, Bob Raymond (NE1I), at DXtreme software: “I am pleased to announce that the latest version of our logging software for radio and TV monitoring enthusiasts is now available: DXtreme Reception Log — … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention and FDIM

Each year, I attend the Dayton Hamvention and much of the QRP conference, Four Days in May.  This year, I’ll be working our Ears To Our World table again, along with other volunteers, at booth 411 in the Ball Arena (BA411). … Continue reading

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A short review of the KX3 helper: a simple, effective non-slip pad

I recently purchased the KX3 helper from Steve (W1SFR) and can report that I’ve been very pleased with this uber-simple, affordable, non-slip tilt pad. While I like the built-in tilt legs on the Elecraft KX3, I prefer slightly more angle for operation … Continue reading

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AirChat: Long-distance digital communications via radio

Last month, I was interviewed by NK News regarding the possibility of using inexpensive SDR dongles as a means for citizen journalists to receive and potentially send information across the North Korean border. Of course this is possible: digital communications over radio is becoming easier and … Continue reading

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FDM-DUO SDR to ship May 2014

I’ve just learned from the Europe-based retailer, WoodBoxRadio, that the new FDM-DUO software defined radio will begin shipping end of May 2014. If you are interested in pre-ordering the FDM-DUO transceiver, you’ll need to submit a 30% deposit (315 Euro) based … Continue reading

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CommRadio introduces the CR-1a

Many thanks to Dave Zantow (N9EWO) for apprising me of an update to the CommRadio line: the new CommRadio CR-1a. Based on information published by CommRadio, it appears that the main difference is a change to the USB hardware which has … Continue reading

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Just arrived: the Tecsun PL-310ET

I confess, I have well over twenty portable shortwave radios at the moment…So why am I still so enthusiastic when a new one arrives in the mailbox? My Tecun PL-310ET just arrived, purchased from my favorite eBay seller, Anon-Co. And I just can’t … Continue reading

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