LNR is pleased to announce that the PAR EndfedZ line of wire antennas has been acquired by Vibroplex. Beginning Thursday, September 12th, customers can purchase these antennas directly at their website at Vibroplex.com. This move is a positive for both companies and we are excited about the future going forward. Specifically at LNR, we are also halting production of the W4OP Loop antennas to devote our entire attention on the very popular Mountain Topper transceiver line.
Speaking of the Mountain Toppers, we have some exciting news related to the Steve Weber (KD1JV) designed jewels. As you know, these lightweight and powerful transceivers have been extremely popular and often hard to get because they are in such high demand. There will be more detailed information released soon, however, this is a preview of what is coming:
NEW Mountain Topper Radio! – Tentative Name: MTR-SSB
2 bands – either 80/60 (ECM market) or 40/20
Sound card input jack for digital modes. (will need a Y adaptor as input/output is on same jack)
10W p-p output typically
60 ma Rx current
Pricing – still TBD
Available – TBD but hopefully before end of 2019, in time for Christmas
MTR3b_LCD Re-release (Same design and look)
Pricing – Same or slightly under existing $349.
Available – TBD but working to have them preorders open in September/October. There is no waiting list, but we will be taking pre-orders once exact dates are known.
MTR3b_LCD Partial Kit – NEW!
Exactly the same MTR3b_LCD as above but offered as a partial kit.
PCB will be shipped fully populated with SMT components and crystals installed.
Board will be calibrated and tested prior to shipment.
Customer will assemble and mount the through hole parts.
Will include enclosure, power cable, jacks to mimic fully assembled product.
Pricing still TBD but will certainly be well under price of fully assembled product.
MTR5b Limited Re-release
Only expected change on the MTR5b will be a new enclosure
Still working out details on artwork, but likely will be similar color as the MTR4b but with new top plate. This will be a limited run (less than 100 units) of the fully assembled MTR5b. Future runs may include partial kit option – undecided.
Pricing of fully assembled units – same
Available – in earnest in September but will trickling them out in next couple weeks for immediate order
No design changes currently
Less than 100 are available in existing production run. Future runs may include partial kit option – undecided.
New Mountain Topper Facebook Group PageMountain Topper Facebook Group Page – Cool customer driven FB page to share stories, pics and general MTR discussion.
New Mountain Topper redefines Portable CW with a gorgeous LCD screen in a small lightweight enclosure!
The Mountain Topper Rigs are designed to be a very small, light weight, very battery efficient, multi-band CW rig suitable for field operation. The small size and low weight make this rig ideal for SOTA operators and backpackers.
- 3 band operation – 40/30/20
- Wide power supply operation – 6V to 12V
- Low operating current – 20 ma @ 6V, 15 ma @ 12V
- 5+ Watts out at 12V supply, 2.5-3W at 9V supply
- Easy to read 2 line LCD display with back lighting
- Push button tuning and audio limiting eliminates protruding knobs
- Iambic B mode keyer, 9 to 31 WPM range in 1 WPM steps
- Three, 63 character message memories with beacon mode
- Optional decoding and display of Morse being sent via paddle. Know your sending good code
- Built in 24 hour real time clock
- Battery back up restores last used settings on power up
Now Available for Purchase!
Click HERE for more details