Category: News

QRP Labs HQ Tour and QCX Mini!

Just a quick post today to point you in the direction of an exciting announcement from Hans Summers over at QRP Labs. When he discontinued the QCX in favor of the QCX+, there was a strong contingent of hams who cried out in unison: “It’s too big!” and expressed that they wanted a small version …

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QRP/ BITX40 and uBITX Case on sale!

UPDATE July 16th: It’s $6.99 until July 26th, the lowest we’ve seen it! Hey QRP Folks, I just saw that the Excellway EF01 case, so commonly used on BITX40 and uBITX builds is *ON SALE* until February 28th. Be sure to pick one or two up while the price is so low. They’re only $8.99 …

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Hey everyone- just a quick update- sometimes I post things on Instagram and YouTube that don’t ever make it over to the blog- so make sure to follow @MiscDotGeek on Instagram and YouTube. Thanks for the subscription! 

QRP Labs QSX is Almost Here!

In 2017, QRP Labs changed the QRP kit landscape when they released the QCX, a high performance single band QRP CW transceiver. For $49 a person can have a self aligning transceiver packed with features. Many wondered: will they follow up with a SSB kit? The answer of course is yes. But it’s going to …

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Matlock Old Timer’s Fair 2018

On May 6, 2018 I attended the Matlock Old Timers Fair. Situated about 30 minutes from my current home in the tiny town of Matlock, Washington, I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting a whole lot, but I am glad to say that my expectations were exceeded.  My friend Donnie and I left our …

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W7RLF talks BITX on Amateur Radio Roundtable with Tom, W5KUB and Dave KE0OG

On January 2nd 2018 I was honored to be a guest on Tom Medlin’s Amateur Radio Roundtable over at W5KUB.com.   Dave Casler KE0OG, Tom and I discussed various BITX40 and uBITX questions: Are the BITX radio beginner friendly? Is it hard to get contacts on the air? Are there cases available for those who …

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The MiscDotGeek uBITX FAQ

The uBITX FAQ The uBITX is out and folks have a lot of questions about the kit. It’s my intention to answer as many of them as possible. Note: Questions about building the uBITX, what skills are needed, and suitability for beginners are all answered in the BITX40 FAQ. Check our post “Low Budget Tools and …

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WordCamp LAX 2017

WordCamp LAX 2017: Travel and Luggage This will be my first work partially authored at subsonic speeds at 33,000ft. I can see Lake Tahoe from here. Well, I could a minute it’s ago anyway. My employer has asked me to join them at WordCamp 2017 in Los Angeles, and so right now I’m aboard a …

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Chewed up and Spit out: Slashdot and SourceForge up for sale

Yep, that’s right folks. After Slashdot.org decided to inflict its Beta system on everyone (and recently changing the front page so that it doesn’t even resemble its former self), and after SourceForge started adding crapware to downloads, DHI Group (Formerly Dice Holdings, Inc.) has seen fit to put them up for sale. To quote: “DHI …

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Slashdot is officially Dead to me.

To my friends over at SoylentNews.com, Slashdot.org has been dead for a long time. But, I admit, for over a year I’ve frequented both sites. Today, that ended. The level of stories has sunk to new lows and new levels of idiocy. But that’s not what did it. Yes, I have more junk to sort …

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