Get on over to QRPZone.com and check out the review of my EndFed Antenna!

Like you, I’m always looking for better ways to do things. This site is dedicated to bringing you useful products that you can use with your KX3/KX1, other QRP rigs, meters etc. You will also find links to other items that I think will make your life on the air more enjoyable. I will be adding other items as time goes by, so please come back from time to time to see what’s new.

All items are hand-made here in Vermont by little old me. I’ve been able to keep up with demand so far, so most items go out in a couple of days, with the exception of the single lever keys which take a couple of weeks to make. If there’s an issue with sending you your order, I’ll shoot you an email and fill you in on what’s going on.

Everything here is made from the best materials I can find. All non-slip accessories are hand-cut and glued to ensure that I am offering you something that I would be happy to own and use myself. Everything I use is from US manufacturers and suppliers.

All items are guaranteed 100% or your money back.

Please shoot me an email and let me know how I’m doing if you have a minute. It would be much appreciated!


Steve Roberts-W1SFR

2094 RT 73 E, Sudbury, VT 05733


Phone: (802)779-7489

Member: ARRL,SPAR, NAQCC, FISTS, SKCC, ARCI, CWOPS, OMISS, Green Mountain Wireless Society

A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING: Nobody likes shipping charges, including me. I’ve calculated First Class or Priority Mail rates for all items and they charged to you at cost. I do not charge extra for “handling”, even though a lot of “handling” takes place. HiHi.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: please email me directly and I’ll give you an actual shipping estimate to your country based on actual weight of individual items. Because many of the items like the KX3Helper, The QRPad and the FistRest are so light, I can ship a bunch of them for the same low rate, so get your buddies together and save big on shipping!



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  1. Steve,

    Great site and cool product line. I am always looking around for new gear to pair up with my KX3. I especially like the EndFed 40-6 and throwing kit products. Among other antenna contraptions, I use an old PAR EndFedz 10-20-40 MKII at times. It’s a great performer. However it doesn’t cover 17 meters.

    Does your 40-6 perform well on 17 meters?

    Working the HF bands, maintaining a commercial Ham Radio Website and a couple of Ham Radio Blogs keep this retired guy’s hand in the hobby. When I get a chance, I will throw down some good words about your site and product line and throw in some back links.

    72, Gary ke2yk

    • Hi Gary,

      Thanks so much for your comments. I really appreciate it and my apologies for my delay in answering. It just occurred to me that I hadn’t seen any comments lately from my site and the notifier isn’t working properly.

      Anyway…yes it works great on 17! The recent WW CW Test the airwaves were ablaze. I think I could have easily achieved DXCC QRP just in the past weekend! Great to hear so many CW ops on the air.

      Thanks again for the support. I’m in the same boat…retired and trying to run a small business and of course put a dent in the honey-do list at the same time! HiHi…now that’s work.

      I’m resurrecting an old single lever key design that I intend to start selling soon, so keep an eye out on this site in the next couple of weeks.

      All the best 73 OM
      Steve, W1SFR

  2. I’m looking for few ham radio op reviews about kx3 from elecraft. I want to do a good desicion about a QRP rig and I want to learn with help of u iif you can, I apreciate ur help. Maybe santa give me one this Christmas 2014. By the way tks for qso and your qsl tomorrow’s morning for u. C ya soon. Sincerly wp3y.

  3. Hi Al,
    So nice to hear from you and I’m so glad your’e liking your goodies. I’m going to look up that rig. Sounds pretty cool. Been working the ARRL WW DX some. I think you could easily do DXCC in a weekend QRP if you wanted to!

    72/73 my friend
    Steve, W1SFR

  4. Steve, I have your QRP Pad and 31 foot EF Antenna, both super quality products!
    I am 85 years of age, first licensed as DL4LQ in Signal Corps in Germany in1950.
    Was QRP with Meissner Signal Shifter, BC 348Q, T2FD antenna. 73 Al W6JHO.

  5. if you can get the Velcro strips longer they they would be good for putting a radio and small tuner together 72 Cal KF7ET Shelley Idaho worked you once or twice from M t Holly Vt long tine ago

  6. So YOU were the guy with that hammer…..as a former CTM1 who had to work on those 40lb monsters(after I got all the KW-XXs working), pull them out of 6ft up on a rack,…..and get them working to spec.(and taking out all the hammer dents, I can assure you there WAS a better way to fix them. I run a lot o QRP here as well including a 4w PSK-20. Once you had to work on those 390s and take ‘em in and out of racks, most guys would not care if they NEVER saw another(not to mention trying to rebuild the PTO when none were available.. I haven’t tried half waves but I might give one a try some day. dit dit

  7. So cool that after all these years, we can hook up with old buds via this wonderful hobby. No doubt we shared many a transmission John. I hear some of those numbers stations are still at it. Yea man….rooms full of R390’s! I remember having a hammer hanging on the end of our receiver racks that we used to bang on anything that wasn’t working correctly. Funny thing is that it usually worked!

  8. Steve, hi. I copied you and W4BOH on 30m tonight. When I looked in QRZ.com I noticed you were a CT in 1969. Small world, so was I in ’69. Stationed in Rota, Spain and Northwest, VA and a few carriers in between. Those were the days and we copied the Soviet navy all over the Mediterranean and then some. R390s ruled our world.

    Take care, and yes I’m nearly always on the CW portion, chasing some DX or just experimenting with wire antennas. Take care, especially 73 from a former CTR.
    jebeatty @ gmail

  9. Thanks guys. Will do John,and I considered painting, but the process adds too much production time. The weight is a good bit larger than smaller weights and if you use a bright colored throwing line it’s pretty easy to figure out where the weight is after thrown. Steve

  10. paint that lead # hot pink or something you can see I have used this method for awhile and at 70 yrs. young need the help hi hi great site JIM KC0DD

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