QRPver-1 Monoband QRP Transceiver

QRPver-1 Monoband QRP Transceiver anyone? The QRPver-1 is a QRP monoband transceiver the size of… a power bank. This is version “3” and I believe it is the backpacker’s dream. At around 200 grams, you’ll get to the summit easier. If you care about SOTA anyway 😉 and don’t mind …

Baofeng UV-82 8W Power Test [Video]

In this video I am doing a Baofeng UV-82 8W power test. This Baofeng is not the UV-82HP tri-power model. In fact, there is nothing that states it is a new model, apart from the sticker on the back of the radio stating its power is 8 watts. Does it …

Yaesu FT-991 vs FT-991A [Video]

ML and S posted a Yaesu FT-991 vs FT-991A video on their channel showcasing the differences between the previous and updated models. The main differences shown in the video are the waterfall display on the new model, along with the fact that the audio is not muted when sweeping through …

Amptec LA4000 4kW Amplifier from China

Amptec, a Chinese manufacturer of amplifiers, has the Amptec LA4000 4kW amplifier in their product range. The amplifier, according to the specifications, is capable of 4kW of power, from an input power of around 60 to 90W. It is equipped with a pair of the Chinese-made FU728F ceramic vacuum tubes. …

New Model QYT KT-8900D Released

A new model QYT KT-8900D has been released. The QYT KT-8900D seems to be a successor to the KT-8900 and KT-8900R models which have been available for some time now. Apart from a complete re-design of the body of the radio, two features really stand out: the color display and …

ARRL Handbook 2017 Released

ARRL Handbook 2017 has been released. ARRL released its 2017 version of its Handbook for Radio Communications. The book is being published since 1926 and is the go-to reference for everything regarding amateur radio electronics and more. Here is a presentation video from ARRL’s facebook page: More info on the …

ARRL Chirp Webinar Is Online [Video]

ARRL Chirp Webinar is now online on ARRL’s YouTube channel. On October 20th, ARRL held a webinar on CHIRP, the open-source software that allows programming of many different radios. The webinar was presented by James Lee, N1DDK who is active in the development of the software. Here is the webinar …

N1MM Logger+ Update

N1MM Logger+ update to v1.0.5978. N1MM Logger+ is “the world’s most popular ham radio contest logging program”. It should be, as it is easy to use and displays all the information the ham radio operator needs while operating a contest. Here are the changes included in this N1MM Logger+ Update: …

Is Baofeng Preparing Another DMR Radio? [Rumor]

Is Baofeng preparing another DMR radio?   This time, it is supposedly going to be based on the ever popular Baofeng UV-82. It will also feature Tier II TDMA specification, so it should be able to talk to DMR repeaters without causing issues. Only time will tell if this is …

Installing Repeater Antenna [Video]

Here is an excellent video, including drone footage, of what it is like installing repeater antenna. This is the installation of the SV2V VHF repeater on Mt. Vermion, Greece, by members of Hellenic Amateur Radio Community (H.A.R.C.). On the same location, HARC’s SV2W UHF repeater is also installed. Here is …