Featuring important or interesting developments in Ham Radio. New equipment, events, regulatory changes, etc etc.

NEW 20W HF SDR Transceiver

A new low power SDR rig has hit the market. Its the Xiegu G90, available locally at Tecsun Radios Australia, for $740. For details go to the Xiegu website.


Information has been received from the Australian Maritime College, that the database of publicly available call signs is now live and can be found at https://csdb.utas.edu.au/Callsign/SearchUnallocated.

Another QRP compact HF radio!

There has been a spate of new QRP radios coming on the market over the last few years, with the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, and the new Icom IC-705 at the top of the pile in terms of features. Now there is a new one, the Discovery TX-500, from 599Labs. We don’t know anything about this company, their website only showcases their new HF/6m compact SDR. It is supposed to be available in fall 2019, so presumably it is from the USA and will be available in our spring, ie soon. Price indications are around $700 USD.

Pic from the 599Labs website