W2LJ’s Blog – QRP – Do More With Less.: Sold Out!


Sold Out!The Four State QRP Group has done it again.  They have just recently introduced another kit, only to see the initial run of kits get gobbled up within 36 hours of announcing them as ready for sale! This new kit is a regenerative receiver, designed by Dave Cripes NM0S, who was just inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame this past FDIM.The new kit is called the Ozark Patrol and is reminiscent of the Globe Patrol that many of us built in our very much younger days.The kit will become available again in 2-3 weeks as per the Four State QRP Group Website. You can go to the Ozark Patrol page by clicking here.The receiver covers 3.5 to 15 MHz in two bands. It’s powered by 6 “AA” batteries and the radio comes with a speaker and a provision for plugging in a pair of “cans”.Even though they’re sold out, I placed an order for one. I have built several kits offered by the Four State Group and I have never been disappointed so far.  I don’t expect to be with this kit, either. In fact, I am hoping to relive some memories and get transported back to a simpler time. I think this little kit will do that, just fine.72 de Larry W2LJQRP – When you care to send the very least!

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This kit appears to be a winner. I remember the old Globe Patrol radios that many of us used in days gone by.  Like Larry, I’m tempted to order one for the sheer pleasure of building one.  The Four State Group has always made excellent, reasonably priced radio kits.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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