10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

New HB-1A

By now, most of the QRP world knows that TenTec has added the HB-1A to their repertoire. They've changed it, though, to a two band radio, offering two versions - a 40/20 Meter version or a 40/30 Meter version.

The "new" HB-1A available from China is the TJ6A, a six band multi mode radio. For a look at it, you can go to YouTube and see it here.

It's available on eBay, in kit form for $245.00 plus shipping, which really isn't all that terrible. It will operate on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 Meters. A maximum of 10 Watts out and will handle USB, LSB and of course, CW. It does look to be mostly surface mount, however - so it is definitely for the experienced kit builder (with good eyes and steady hands!). I like the fact that it does have an honest-to-goodness tuning knob - no push button tuning!

For more details and pictures, you can go to http://www.youkits.com

If I was a lottery winner, I would be tempted.

72 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Paul - PAØPSY said...

Hi Larry, I think there is a market for a good, simple QRP transceiver. We can expect more from China in the future. I join the State Lottery this month. Who knows... 73 Paul