Thursday, May 19, 2016

Four Days In May and the Elecraft KX2...

All eyes and ears are on the Dayton Hamvention right now.  And rightfully so.  It is, after all, the amateur radio equivalent to Ham Radio Mecca.   If you are physically and financially capable, a good ham radio operator should undertake the pilgrimage to this extravaganza  at least once in their lifetime (despite the etched memories of some who experienced the Dayton Hamvention sewage eruption of 2011).

"Four Days In May"is the annual QRPer's convention held the day before and then concurrent with the Dayton Hamvention.  It's in the next town over from the hamvention and they have shuttle bus service over to the Hara Arena.   I like the fact that they start the day before and sort of steal a little thunder from the Dayton Hamvention.  After all, as QRPers, don't we steal a little thunder from the "big guns" when we "search and pounce" in a big contest?

Cheez, I'm all over the place today... lol.

The big news in the QRP world came from  FDIM keynote speaker, Eric Swartz, of Elecraft, and the introduction of the new Elecraft KX2!!  Man o' man.  What a radio folks.  This may be the one radio that will force me to open the N2ICZ radio vault a bit more than usual (XYL approval, withstanding).  From what I can see, it is extremely trail friendly with a killer receiver.

To learn more about the radio, let me share with you the Ham Radio 360 Podacst featuring Eric WA6HHQ as he describes their new offering, the future of Elecraft,  and QRP.  It's a great interview.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Good morning Larry, for sure the big news at the show was the KX2 and it was amazing how they were able to keep a lid on it. When the announcement was made last week just before the show I thought it was a late April fools joke.....not so! It's a neat little rig but as for me for now I'm keeping my KX3.
    73, have a great week.