Welcome to Hendricks QRP Kits
I would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful words, email messages,
phone calls and cards for my wife's passing on July 16th. I never realized
how many friends that I had until this happened. You all were a comfort for
me. People are asking how I am doing, and I am going to be fine. Every day
is better, and I have my family close by. I have always been a positive
person, and I will continue to be.
I also would like to thank those of you who have been patient with me as
Hendricks QRP Kits has been closed while I dealt with my situation. The
business will reopen in the morning, Aug. 16th, and I am ready to get
back to work. I would like to say a special thank you to Dean Davis, and
Ken LoCasale who have been invaluable in their help to me dealing with
customers. Thank you again everyone, and God bless. Doug
Hendricks QRP Kits is a company that specializes in high quality, low cost
QRP Kits. I have over 15 years experience doing kits, having started with
the NorCal 40 in 1993, and have kitted over 20,000 kits through my
association with NorCal QRP Club and Hendricks QRP Kits. I will strive to
provide complete customer satisfaction and will guarantee all kits to be
100% complete. If you are missing any part in your kit, please email me at
and I will ship the missing
parts to you via first class mail and at my expense.
Hendricks QRP Kits Warranty Policy
Hendricks QRP Kits strives to offer the best quality, affordable, kits
available in today's market and make your kit project a complete success.
We have confidence in the quality of our designs and in the performance
of our components. In keeping with this tradition, we will replace any
electronic component, for the life of the product, for any reason. If you
lose, damage, burn out, or install a component in error, that requires a
replacement, simply contact us, pay the postage or shipping, and we will
replace it. This is in addition to our previous practice of replacing any
component missing from our kits, shipped first class mail, free.
To our knowledge, no amateur radio company offers this comprehensive
Hendricks QRP Kits has new phone hours. School has started again, and
phone hours for Hendricks QRP Kits will be from 4 til 10 PM Pacific Time
Monday through Friday, and 9AM til 5PM on weekends. Thanks to all for
Contact Information for Hendricks QRP Kits
I am excited to announce that I have a new email address to contact me about
questions, orders and parts for Hendricks QRP Kits. Thanks to some hard work
by Dean, email contact should be much more efficient. Ok, here is the deal:
If you have general questions about anything other than orders or parts, please use
If you have questions about an order use
If you have questions about parts, please use
Hendricks QRP Kits Phone Hours:
9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon Saturday,
Here is the phone number: 209-704-3522.
I will make every attempt to get orders shipped within 2 weeks of receipt,
but sometimes things get held up due to parts shortages, etc. Over seas
orders should know that it can take 4 to 8 weeks for an order to arrive
after shipment, due to customs and the international mail process. When
you order for foreign delivery, please be aware of this delay.
Hendricks QRP Kits being presented with an appreciation award to the QRP
community on behalf of the Russian QRP Amateur Radio Club, by past
president, Oleg V. Borodin RV3GM, during his first trip to the United
States, for Dayton 2009.
- May 14, 2013
Hendricks Qrp Kits is pleased to announce 4 new products this year at
Dayton. We have a couple of new designs from Dan Tayloe, the
Tayloe Simple Receiver which can be built for
either 30 or 40 meters. It is vfo
controlled and is a superhet. This radio is designed for both the
experienced and the first time builder. It has excellent specs, and
is another quality design from Dan Tayloe.
Dan also designed the
Tayloe Simple Transmitter, which is intended to
replace the Twofer in our lineup of kits. We are offering it first on
10 Meters, and it exceeds all FCC specs. This was a problem on 10 meters
for the Twofer, and since Dan was designing a transmitter for 10, we will
develop it for the other bands later in the year.
Joe Everhart has updated the
Accuprobe, and Ken LoCasale has repackaged
it similar to our Signal Tracer. The accuprobe is a very accurate probe
that will measure very low level signals. A great design by a great
designer. Ken LoCasale has added a
Two Tone Test Generator to our lineup of test
equipment. This is especially useful for tuning up our new SSB kit,
- March 1, 2013
Please note that there are new manuals for both the
Weber Tribander and
Survivor 75m SSB transceiver.
- May 12, 2012
Due to far too many problems with customs and the Italian post office,
Hendricks QRP Kits will no longer ship to Italy. If you live in Italy and
wish to order from me, you must give me a US address to ship to. This is
effective immediately. 72, Doug
- April 6, 2012
Steve Weber has done it again. Hendricks QRP Kits is proud to announce
Steve's latest kit the
Weber Tribander. This is a great radio and it has a
great price!! $200.00 for 3 bands of your choice, from 15, 17, 20, 30, 40,
or 80 meters, and it comes with a punched and drilled case with a bail,
digital readout, DDS VFO, RIT, Audio Derived AGC, built in keyer with
memories, Rotary Encoder Tuning, 4 IF crystal filtering, 600Hz audio
filter, small size 6"W x 4"D x 1.5"H, weighs 12 ounces, and draws 90mA on
receive and 600/800mA on transmit at 5 Watts. All bands are 5W output.
- April 5, 2012
Hendricks QRP Kits is pleased to announce the commericial version of
the SMK-2 transceiver.
The SMK-2 is a commercial version of the highly popular SMK-1 that sold
over 2000 kits several years ago by the NorCal QRP Club. It was designed
by Dave Fifield, AD6A who updated the board for the improvements to the
SMK-2. The SMK-1 was developed to prove that hams could build a
transceiver with surface mount parts after several claims were made that it
could not be done. What happened was that many, many hams discovered that
working with surface mount parts was not difficult at all, in fact , many
reported that they preferred smt when they got used to it. The SMK-2 is a
training excercise that results in a very usable 40 meter direct conversion
transceiver that is capable and has worked all states.
We have improved the SMK by adding a case designed by Ken Locasale, WA4MNT,
and have added through holes for the toroid which makes it much easier to
mount. Also, we have added sip strips to use as a crystal socket, and ship
the rig with 7.030 crystals. The cost is $40.00 plus shipping and handling.
- February 10 15, 2012
The Dual banders are sold out!
- January 15, 2012
We have added another test equipment kit to the lineup at Hendricks QRP
Kits. Ken LoCasale has used the step attenuator circuit in the ARRL
Handbook as the basis of a
41dB step attenuator. The kit comes in a custom
case, and is complete with all parts needed to finish, including a
commercial quality double sided, solder masked and silk screened pc board.
The attenuator uses a pi net work of 2W resistors, and will handle 5 W.
Attenuators are great to use to work low power, and are the easiest way to
make very low power contacts. Check out the manual at www.qrpkits.com.
Kits are in stock and ready to ship. The price is $50 plus shipping and
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