Cheap Desk Magnifying Unit For Home-Brewers!

As a QRPer I follow a small group of hams that post to the Fireflies QRP org.

If you like to build kits or home brew like me, check out Larry’s W2LJ’s find about a much needed accessory for the shack.

Yeah I know, I can hear it now… Banggood is a company located in China. I have purchased several kits and other odds n ends from Banggood without problems. The only downside… It can take several weeks for delivery.

Psst: If you happen to be a first time buyer over at Banggood, there is a coupon offer and you may be able to get the magnifier for a few dollars!

I’m going to take advantage of this low price because I have been using a small magnifying glass attached to one of those portable alligator clamp stands.

This magnifying glass will help tremendously with these old, tired eyeballs!

Larry W2LJ has been posting on his own blog for years. You may find many of his posts informative. His Blog can be found here.

72 es 73 de KE2YK

Great Ham Radio Prices at

Having good use out of the hamsticks that I bought from Craig’s ham radio store in the past, I ordered both a 6 and 17 meter hamstick for Parks on the Air and some of my other crazy operating and antenna experiments from Craig’s store again yesterday.

Since 2003, has been selling ham radio gear for reasonable prices up in Maine. Check out Craig’s about page for store info.

As always, I compare prices with Amazon. Amazon sells MFJ hamsticks while sells Workman brand. Guess its safe to assume both are manufactured in china. A sad reality these days!

Amazon hamsticks were around $12 more than the Workman hamsticks at Craig’s store and, unlike Amazon, no sales tax is charged. So I saved roughly $16 since there were shipping costs. IMHO that is a good saving on 2 items.

In summary, before hunting around for ham radio gear, you may save quite a bit as I did by shopping at

What is better than supporting a fellow ham and saving $$$ at the same time.

72 es 73 de Gary Ke2yk

The eHamStore – Transceivers – Scanners – Vintage

The eHamStoreSome people complain about eBay for various reasons. But one of eBay’s assets is that it offers buyer protection. In addition, there are some Ham Radio parts which are hard to find through the normal channels.

The eHamStore covers the usual Ham Radio and Scanner gear but also includes a vintage section as well as pages for items like tubes. Why not take a spin over to The eHamStore and browse around, check out prices or maybe find that rare piece of gear you are after. Hey, you never know.

Best of all, no signups are ever required. Why not visit The eHamStore  today!