Saturday, April 28, 2007

Just announced - The Elecraft K3

Unveiled yesterday the new Elecraft K3.

This HF 160-10m rig will run from $4000- $12000 and comes in 10 and 100 watt versions. You can also get a kit version so you can build it yourself.

Please read the official announcement from the Elecraft Mailing list.

Friday, April 20, 2007

New Products from Array Solutions

First here is the SPE Expert 1K-FA 1 KW Solid State Fully Automatic Linear Amplifier.

Claimed as the smallest linear amplifier in the world with build in power-supply and tuner. Is fully automatic and will interface will most popular radio's like Kenwood, Yaesu and Icom.

Some features:

  • Two SO-239 inputs, and Four output connectors

  • Typical 20 watt driving power.

  • Fully protected (SWR, Over current/voltage/drive)

  • Made in Italy!

  • This amplifier is NOW FCC approved. It's expected to market for around $3900.

    More info at:

    And then there is the Hilberling PT-8000.

    A top of the line HF/VHF Tranceiver, comes in 10 watt, 100 watt and 600 watt editions. Ranging from about $9500 to $13000.

    Some details:
  • Class A output up to 2.5 watts

  • Four 8-pole roofing filters

  • Fourteen 16-pole crustal ladder filters

  • Build in Tuner

  • No FCC approval on this radio as of yet.

    Both these products will be available through Array Solutions.
    And may be admired soon at Dayton Hamvention.

    Special thanks to Array Solutions for providing some additional details.

    Thursday, April 12, 2007

    Free Broadband Internet - Google TiSP

    Introducting the free wireless broadband internet solution from Google.
    Google TiSP, and yes it's FREE! I love free!

    The free plan has 8 Mbps download, and 2 Mbps upload speed. And the 32 Mbps plan is only $24.95/mo.

    I ordered my starter-kit and soon will be on the TiSP high-speed fiber-optic network!

    Get Google TiSP now for the Beta runs out!

    Wednesday, April 04, 2007

    Experience with Pioneer Inno

    A few days ago I bought a Pioneer Inno, the reviews of this portable XM radio look promising, and I would have gotten and $100 rebate ($50 from XM, $50 from Pioneer). I still returned it to the store.

    Pioneer Inno Portable XM2go Radio with MP3 Player