About BD6CR/4

Adam Rong (Chinese name: Rong Xinhua), BD6CR/4 was first licensed in 1996 while in university in Hefei, Anhui province and now holds Class 2 Chinese amateur radio license (FCC Amateur General license equivalent). After graduation from university, he moved to Shanghai and call sign changed to BD6CR/4 in July 2003. Adam is now living in Pudong new district with his XYL and their son.

Adam holds a Master of Engineering degree in computer architecture and is an Engineering Program Manager in computer hardware industry. In spare time, Adam has written a lot about ham radio for magazines and papers, mainly about QRP, homebrew projects, APRS (Automatic Packet / Position Reporting System) and ham radio software applications. Adam has also translated two ARRL's books into Chinese for Post and Telecom Press in China, including part of the ARRL Handbook and ARRL's Low Power Communication: The Art and Science of QRP by Rich Arland, K7SZ.

You can contact Adam by email, or track Adam's real time position on Google map by clicking this link.

QRP Kits in China

Over the past years, Chinese hams made significant progress in QRP kits production and building. Here we introduce KN series SSB/CW transceivers (KN-Q7, KN-Q7A, KN-Q8, KN-Q9, KN-Q10 and KN-Q10A) designed by BA6BF. If you are interested in these low cost yet effective Chinese QRP kits, please go to my commercial web site at http://crkits.com.

KN-Q7A Single Band SSB Transceiver Kit Manual in English

KN-Q9 4 band SSB/CW transceiver kit building obsolete

KN-Q10 Assembly Manual in English obsolete

KN-Q10A Kit Manual in English and KN-Q10A Kit Manual by N7EKU

Join this English yahoo group for any live update for Chinese kits!

APRS in China

Art, VK4GO (now JA1OGS) did a lot to bring up APRS in China. Many early Chinese APRS stations were educated by Art step by step.

Now we have a tier-2 server china.apr2.net and several active stations mainly in Jiangsu, Liaoning, Guangdong, Yunnan, Chongqing and Shanghai areas. Due to lack of packet radio infrastructure but good GPRS coverage in China, we normally use GPRS based mobile stations, while for fixed stations, we use APRS client softwares, such as UI-View32 and AGWTracker. We use IGates and VX-8R alike packet radio based APRS stations also, but not very popular yet.

As one of the earliest Chinese APRS stations, I have written several articles on magazines and given several presentations on local hamventions to introduce APRS.

Last update: Dec 17, 2011