Great deal on backpacks at Spec-Ops

In memory of Peal Harbor, Spec-Ops Brand is hosting a flash sale on three of their packs. The backpack geek in me wants to spread the word. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Spec-Ops packs are of excellent quality, mil spec, widely used in the military, backed by a lifetime warranty, and made here in […]

The Spec-Ops Pack-Rat: A new go pack for my radio gear

As I’ve mentioned before, I love to travel with one bag and efficiently pack my radio gear. This year at the Dayton Hamvention, my good friend Eric, retiree of the Air National Guard, took me onto the nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Eric is a good buddy and fellow ham, and for several years now, we’ve […]

Deal Alert: Tactical pack sale at Spec.-Ops. Brand

SWLing Post readers know I’m a certified pack geek. Well, I just received an email from one of my favorite tactical backpack and gear suppliers: Spec.-Ops. Brand. They’re having an unheard of 70% off sale on some of their overstocked tactical packs.   I’ve mentioned Spec.-Ops. in a number of previous posts as I own a lot […]

A review of the Elecraft KX2 general coverage QRP transceiver

The following review first appeared in the November 2016 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. It’s not every day that I get exciting news about the production of a new radio. It was two days before the 2016 Dayton Hamvention–the day before the Four Days in May QRP conference–as I was eating lunch en route […]

Labor Day Fun: A hamfest, an NPOTA activation–and a new Elecraft KX2 QRP kit

I’ve enjoyed an especially “radio-active” Labor Day weekend.  Here’s hoping you did, too. On Saturday I headed out the door at 4:15 AM to meet my buddy Vlado (N3CZ), the inimitable radio doctor; we aimed our headlights through the morning mist to the Shelby Hamfest. Though it took quite a bit more coffee to keep me going, the hamfest was […]