Tag Archives: Ham Radio

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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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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SWLing Post, Number 2,000

This morning, I noticed that we’ve crossed a small milestone here at the SWLing Post: as of this post, there are now 2,000 published posts in our archives. It’s a bit incredible that it’s already been almost seven years since I started this blog. … Continue reading

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Christoph’s photo tour of Friedrichshafen 2015

SWLing Post reader, Christoph Ratzer, has posted a photo gallery of the 2015 Friedrichshafen Ham Radio convention in Germany. Click here to view Christoph’s gallery. Many thanks, Christoph, for this fine photo tour! I actually recognize a couple of friends in those photos. I … 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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TX Factor Episode 8

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David (G4EDR), who writes: “I thought you and the many readers of your SWLingPost would be interested in the latest edition (8) of TX Factor a UK produced online TV programme. It features two … Continue reading

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ARS Technica: People turn to ham radio in aftermath of Nepal earthquake

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John Drake, who shares this excellent article from ARS Technica: “On Saturday, Nepal was shaken by a massive earthquake that registered a 7.8 on the Richter scale, causing widespread destruction in areas of dense … Continue reading

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